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Printable Books
            Just Joking


Reading Comprehensions
     "It's a Joke!" Tom Said Swiftly (Grades 5-7)


Literature Book Units
     Dogs Don't Tell Jokes (Grades 4-7)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Desi Arnaz
     George Orwell
     Gertrude Chandler Warner
     Jon Bon Jovi - Rock Star Dad
     Moe Howard
     P. T. Barnum
     The World's Favorite Cowboy
(Grades 9-12)
     Candace Cameron Bure
     Einstein, the Curious Genius
     Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance Multitasker
     Sir Thomas More, A Man for All Seasons
     Surrounded by Fame - Maria Shriver

Daily Themes
(Grades 1-2)
     Bree's Bubble Trick
     Bubble Bath Time
     How Chili Got Its Name
     Thatís Punny!
     The Best Milkshake
(Grades 3-5)
     Goosebumps Give Goosebumps
     A Great Big Hug
     A Kid's Captain
     Adrian's Worst Day
     Chicken and Eggs
     Compliments vs. Flattery (nonfiction)
     Donít Blow the Record!
     King Sam's Mirth
     Labor Day Blues
     More than a Cane
     Mr. "Spruce Goose"
     My Candy Personality
     No April Fool
     Porric the Penguin
     Puppets of Oz
     Sending the Right Message
     Stickers and Bananas
     Sweetness
     The Travels of the Hat, Part 4: Holiday Happenings
     Tick, Tock, Fix the Clock
     Yeah for Moms!
     Yellow Friends
(Grades 6-8)
     A Button Day Field Trip
     A Visit to a Tea Room
     Back to the Past
     Betsy Byars: From Reader to Writer
     Eddie's Great Idea
     Headstones from Long Ago
     Malkovich the Magnificent
     Occupation: Funmaker ó Steven Spielberg
     Rhiana Goes to the Mall
     Surviving April Fools' Day
     The Best Librarian
     The Cleanup Crystal River Project
     The Kite that Served the Navy
     Winter Solstice

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     A Dream Car
     Call to Duty
(Grades 1-2)
     A "T" Party
     First Day in Second Grade
     Mrs. Hall's Special Day
     Nifty, Nutty Nate
     Today I Shall Grow
(Grades 3-5)
     A Bonfire for Jim
     A Hairy Invader
     Avoiding Alcohol
     Blackfoot Raiders, Part 2
     Chickens
     Couplets
     Dancing Dressage Horses
     Debbie Dadey
     Finding Champ
     How to Be a Standout Student
     How to Say No to a Friend
     Jason Earns His Wings
     Jingle Bells in Space
     Keith and the Otter Brothers
     Keith Interviews Glenn Gorilla
     Kim Is Kinesthetic, Part 1
     Making Promises
     Matt's Holi Day
     Never Again
     Now You See Them, Now You Don't - The Lost Colony, Part 1
     Paula Danziger
     Playground Gossip Hurts
     Rachel Interviews Wendy the Water Strider
     Raptor Rehab
     Rediscovering Mom
     Reply to All
     Situational Irony
     Squish! The Best Free Present
     Sukkot Surprise
     Thanksgiving for the Dogs
     The Best Valentineís Day Ever
     The Center for Endangered Mythological Creatures
     The Far Side of Weird
     The Lonely Reindeer
     The MDA Carnival Package Arrives
     The Mystery of the Big Balloon
     The Mystery of the Wild Thing in the Kitchen
     The Skeleton, Like Nothing Else
     The Start of the Ku Klux Klan
     Weird as Blackbeard, Part 2
     Wendy's World- Changes Over Time
     What Are Emotions?
     What You Need to Know About Sexual Harassment
     What's in a Magazine?
     When You Have Surgery
     ~NAME0s~ Birthday Bicycle
     ~NAME0s~ Story: An Attitude of Gratitude
(Grades 6-8)
     "Lucky Lindy" Takes the Bait, Part 2
     "Tips of the Slung" - Having Fun with Spoonerisms
     A Taste for Gold, Part 2
     All About X
     Art Mystery, Part 3 - The Artist's First Initial
     Blind Shots
     Blood Vessels
     Boccaccio
     Consideration
     Court Jester
     Crop Circles
     Do No Harm
     Flag out of Time
     Good Grief! ó Those Zany Oxymorons
     Gotcha!
     How Do Fish Swim in Schools?
     Lester Pearson
     Life with a Pot-bellied Pig
     Life with a Snake
     Limericks
     Matt, the Entrepreneur
     Mischief Night (Historical Fiction)
     Mystery of the Diary Entry
     Mystery of the Misunderstood Message
     Passive Versus Active Learning
     Pompey the Great
     Robert Newton Peck
     Scheduling Study Time
     Should I Just Swipe My Credit Card?
     Sun Wu
     Sťance - fiction
     The Bone Fires, Part 3
     The Constitutional Convention
     The Humorous Approach
     The Mystery of the Fifth Window, Part One
     The Mystery of the Fifth Window, Part Two
     The Mystery of the Man in the Dark
     The Mystery of the Missing Ticket
     The Purloined Web Page, Part 1
     The Winner of the Best Dressed Award
     Tips for Giving a Great Presentation
     Unsolved Mystery - Bigfoot
     War Beneath the Waves - Sardine Duty: Life as a Submariner
     Water Pollution in the Hudson River: Captain Maher's Story
     What Is Classical Art?
     What to Do When Friends Disagree
     Whatever Happened to Pluto? Dr. Mike E. Brown, The Planet Hunter
     Why Me?, Part 2
     Why Me?, Part 3
     Women in Government
(Grades 9-12)
     Ahmes and Angles - Egyptian Mathematics
     At War with Bigotry - Buffalo Soldiers in the Spanish American War
     Cyberbully
     Hawaiian Etiquette
     Lao Tzu
     Plate Tectonics
     The Dr. Jekyll - Mr. Hyde Molecule and the Case of the Vanishing Ozone
     The Phoenicians' Purple Passion
     Unbirthday Parties and Other Celebrations from Children's Books
     Women in Science
     York: Explorer/Slave

Stories
(Grades 1-2)
     Camp-out Ghost Story
     Hot, Hot Wings
     The Fishing Trip
(Grades 3-5)
     Mr. Frazoli's Deli
     Welcome to Crescent City
(Grades 6-8)
     Cabin Fever
(Grades 9-12)
     Hair's My Contribution
     Lifeguard Practice
     Passing the Test
     Summer Dreams
     The Red Hill

Animals
(Grades 6-8)
     Flightless Cormorants

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     A Texas Camping Trip
(Grades 3-5)
     "Take Me Out to Cooperstown"
     Ireland - Geography
(Grades 6-8)
     Falkland Islands - Culture


Finish the Story
     The Easter Hat (Grade 1-3)
     Bring Your Pet to School Day (Grade 2-4)
     Message in a Bottle (Grade 2-4)
     Trouble in the Lab (Grade 2-4)
     Wishful Thinking (Grade 3-4)
     Tales of Tom Turkey (Grade 3-5)
     The New Class Clown (The Monkey and the Camel) (Grade 3-5)
     Flakey Starts to Melt! (Grade 3-5)
     Jacqueline and the Cornstalk (Grade 3-5)
     Where Would I Move? (Grade 3-6)
     A New Land (Grade 3-6)
     My Friend Chris (Grade 4-5)
     I Am Thankful For... (Grade 4-6)
     The Big Fire (Grade 4-6)
     Thrillsville (Grade 4-6)
     Let It Snow! (Grade 6-8)
     An Athlete's Life (Grade 7-9)


What Would You Do?
     April Fools (Grade 4-8)
     Homework Horror (Grade 4-8)
     My Friend, the Entertainer (Grade 6-8)
     Free Money (Grade 6-8)
     Gift Clothes (Grade 6-8)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Birds of a Feather (Grades 1-3)
     Chinese Zodiac or Chinese Zoo? (Grades 1-4)
     Silliness (Grades 2-3)
     Big Turtle: A Native American Story (Grades 2-4)
     Animal Names (Grade 3)
     We Are Circus Performers (Grades 3-4)
     The Twelve Months: A Story from Russia (Grades 3-5)
     Making Good Choices (Grades 4-7)
     Study Skills (Grades 4-7)
     How to Handle a Bully (Grades 4-8)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Meet Dr. Seuss (Grade 2-3)
     Oh Man, Stan! (Grade 2-3)
     A Weekend in the Smokies (Grade 3-4)
     Letters from Griffin (Grade 3-4)
     NH is for New Hampshire (Grade 3-5)
     S Is For St. Patrick (Grade 3-5)
     Marculus Gets his License (Grade 3-6)
     Punk'd at the Prom (Grade 4)
     Funny Frog Facts (Grade 4-5)
     Oh, the Stories He Wrote! The Life of Dr. Seuss (Grade 4-6)
     The Magic Shower Stall, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     The Magic Shower Stall, Book Three (Grade 4-6)
     The ABCs of Geometry (Grade 4-7)


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