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Summer Vacation Journal
            Jot It in a Journal


Very Quick Readers
     Freedom's Journal (Very Quick Reader; Grade 5-7 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     From Susanna's Journal
     Jen's Journal (Grades 2-3)
     Journal Entry, First Day of 6th Grade (Grades 5-6)


Literature Book Units
     A Gathering of Days A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 (Grades 6-8)
     Pedro's Journal (Grades 4-5)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 3-5)
     A Sense of Place
     Jerry Spinelli: From Bat to Pencil
(Grades 6-8)
     Carl Sandburg: Champion of the Working Class
     Christopher Columbus
     Edgar Allan Poe
     Elaine Goodale Eastman and the Native American Schools
     Eve Bunting, Author
     George Orwell
     Henry David Thoreau
     Horace Mann, Father of American Public School Education
     Johanna Spyri
     Marco Polo
     Margaret E. Knight
     Meriwether Lewis
     Nellie Bly: A Pioneer for Women's Rights
     Robert Frost
     T. S. Eliot
     Washington Irving
     Will Steger, Polar Adventurer
     William Bradford
     Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley
(Grades 9-12)
     Rosalind Franklin
     Sacagawea

Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     A Week of Happiness
     Happy New Year Japan!
     More Than a Wrinkle
     Riding the Wind
     The Wizard's Wizard
(Grades 6-8)
     Beatrix Potter
     The Man Who Named America
     Top Ten Facts about Thornton Wilder
     Why Is it Paste?
     You've Got Potential

Miscellaneous
(Grades 3-5)
     A Long Way from Home A Story of the Spanish American War, Part 1
     A Long Way from Home A Story of the Spanish American War, Part 2
     A Long Way from Home A Story of the Spanish American War, Part 3
     Clouds and Weather
     Death of a Pet
     Did They Land Before Columbus?
     Eat Healthy, Grow Strong
     How Are You Intelligent?
     It Is Never Too Late
     It's Not about Me - A Story of Hurricane Katrina, Part 1
     It's Not about Me - A Story of Hurricane Katrina, Part 2
     Lewis and Clark - Little Known Facts
     Lewis and Clark Cross the Rocky Mountains
     Lewis and Clark Make New Discoveries
     Lewis and Clark: A New World (Natural History)
     Not a "Little" Writer
     Now You See Them, Now You Don't - The Lost Colony, Part 3
     Sacagawea
     The Mystery of the Missing Coin
     Torn Apart and Back Together
     Wendy's World- Monuments
     Who Was Sacagawea?
     You Like Him Best!, Part 2
     You Like Him Best!, Part 3
(Grades 6-8)
     "Medicine Woman" - Frontier Doctor Georgia Fix
     "Say Cheese" - The First Affordable Camera
     A Beautiful Stain - Stained Glass
     Alyssa's Giant Pumpkin
     Avi
     Barbara Robinson
     Battling the Bitterroots: Mountain Battle
     COMIC-E
     COMIC-E
     Daniel Defoe
     Dealing With Losing a Parent
     Diamante
     Discovering America II: 1805 (Fort Mandan-Pacific)
     Discovery - Digging for Knowledge
     Emma Hart Willard
     Exploring the Grand Canyon
     George Washington's Teeth
     Ingenuity: A Windmill for a Village
     Karen Cushman
     Kathleen Karr
     Life on an Explorer's Ship
     Lucille Maud Montgomery
     NAACP
     Nathan Hale
     Paul Fleischman
     Pediatricians
     Petrarch the Poet
     Pierre Trudeau, Part 1
     Psychologists
     Responding to Literature
     Sacagawea: Teen Pioneer
     Sacagawea: Teen Pioneer
     Sherman Alexie, Jr.
     Snakes Alive! Part 2
     Strategies for Effective Reading - After You Read
     Surfing
     The French and Indian War
     Victoria Woodhull
     Votes for Women, Part 2 - Abigail's Powerful Pen
     William H. Johnson
     William Lyon Mackenzie
(Grades 9-12)
     Ambrose Bierce
     Ambrose Bierce
     Ambrose Bierce
     Discovery Begins
     Edna Ferber
     Harper Lee
     International Year of Sanitation: Saliha's Story
     Jean Ferris
     Journey's End- Life after the Expedition II
     Just When Math Got Organized, Chaos Popped Up!
     Kate Chopin
     Kate Thompson
     Olive Ann Burns
     On The Road With Alice Ramsey
     Ron Jones
     Seamus Heaney
     Sharon Creech
     Sid Fleischman
     Stephen Crane
     The American Appaloosa: State Horse of Idaho
     The Great American Newspaper War, Part 2 - Yellow Journalism
     The Gupta Dynasty
     The History of Judaism
     The Inventors of Penicillin
     The Work of Interest Groups
     Willa Cather
     York: Explorer/Slave

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     President George W. Giraffe

Animals
(Grades 6-8)
     Tarantulas

Geography
(Grades 3-5)
     Jamie's week at Camp Habitat
(Grades 6-8)
     "Say Cheese"- The First Affordable Camera
     Missouri's Journey to Statehood
     The Road to Statehood


Finish the Story
     Summer's Over (Grade 4)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Emma's Valentine's Day Mystery (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Alex's X-Ray Vision (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Freddie Can Fly! (Story #2) (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Jack Jumps (Story #3) (Grade 3-4)
     The Magic in Room 127: Isabella's Story (Grade 4-5)


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