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Bulletin Board
            "Mitten Mission" Bulletin Board


Reading Comprehensions
     Mission Implausible
     The Birth of the Missions (Grades 3-4)
     California Missions (Grades 5-6)
     Mission - Automatic Transmission (Grades 5-7)
     Mission - Manual Transmission (Grades 5-7)
     President Carter's Mission of Peace (Grades 6-8)
     New Horizons Mission to Pluto (Grades 6-8)
     Stardust Mission (Grades 6-8)


Read and Color Books
            The Book Sleuth (April 21)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Ellen Lauri Ochoa: World's First Hispanic Woman Astronaut
     John Glenn
     Juan Ponce de Leon
     Meriwether Lewis
     Muhammad Ali
     Neil Armstrong
     Sally Ride
     Vasco da Gama

Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     Blasted Off Twice
     Born on a Mountaintop
     Out of This World Field Trip
     The Challenge
     They Also Serve...
(Grades 6-8)
     Surviving April Fools' Day

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Mars
     Quatrain
     Race to the Moon
     The Sun-Earth's Closest Star
(Grades 1-2)
     Dinosaur Hunters - Ankylosaurus
(Grades 3-5)
     "We have met the enemy..."
     Ada Blackjack: Heroine of the Arctic
     George Vancouver: The Great Cartographer
     Ghost Ships of Lake Ontario, Part 1
     Helicopter Heroes: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina
     Helicopter Heroes: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina
     Initiative: Trash or Treasure?
     Jingle Bells in Space
     Make a Difference Express
     Now You See Them, Now You Don't - The Lost Colony, Part 2
     Paratrooper, Part 2 - Behind Enemy Lines
     Planet Earth, the Big Blue Marble
     Race to the Moon!
     See Sally Ride Through Space
     The Men on the Moon
     What Does Your Nose Know?
     ~NAME0s~ Story: An Attitude of Gratitude
(Grades 6-8)
     "Old Hickory" Style — New Orleans Prepares for Battle
     A Dream Job
     A Short History on Marathon
     A Tibetan Monk Says a Prayer
     Al Gore Wins the Nobel Peace Prize
     An Apollo Tragedy
     And the Nobel Peace Prize Goes to...
     Andrew's Raiders and the Congressional Medal of Honor
     Annie Edson Taylor: Queen of the Mist
     Asteroids and Comets
     Attorney General
     Battle of the Coral Sea
     Battles of Saratoga
     Beyond the Solar System
     Boccaccio
     Bonnie Dunbar: From Farm Girl to Astronaut
     Captain William Bligh
     Cold Water with Hidden Surprises
     Could There Be Water on the Moon?
     Disaster and the Challenger
     Détente
     Easter - Historical and Religious Perspective
     Ebony Magazine
     Ethan Allen and Fort Ticonderoga
     Extreme Ironing and Other Household Sports
     Galileo Tours Io
     General John Burgoyne
     George Washington - Early Military Experiences
     George Washington - Revolutionary
     GIOVE Satellites Pave the Way for Galileo
     Gravity
     Groseilliers and Radisson
     Guadalcanal
     Hannibal Barca
     Hazardous Duty - Bombers of WWII and their Crews
     Hearing the Call to Help Deaf Children in Mexico
     High Flying Heroes - Fighter Planes and Pilots of WWII
     History of the Midwest Region, Part 1
     History of the West Region, Part 1
     Hollywood at War
     Home Front - USO
     How Al-Qaeda Began
     How Was the Solar System Formed?
     Huntsville, Alabama, The Rocket City
     Is Pluto a Planet?
     Joan of Arc
     John Glenn
     Laura Secord - The Paul Revere of Canada
     Lenora Learns About Italy's Art Issue
     Lexington and Concord
     Live Earth Concert 2007
     Louis Pasteur
     Louis Riel: Hero or Madman? Part 2
     Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
     Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
     Matt, the Entrepreneur
     My New Red Shoes
     Nathan Hale
     National Urban League
     Not One, Not Two, But the Triathlon
     Ocean Layers
     Oceanography
     Perseverance - The Race to the North Pole
     Pets that Help - Service Animals
     Qing - China's Last Dynasty
     Reaching for the Moon
     Red River Resistance
     Rocket Into Space: The Launch
     Rwanda Since the Genocide
     Saint Patrick
     Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons
     Secretary of Agriculture
     Secretary of Education
     Secretary of Homeland Security
     Secretary of Labor
     Secretary of Transportation
     Sequoyah
     Sharon Draper
     Six Flags Over Texas
     Six Flags Over Texas
     Space Shuttle Columbia
     Stanley and Livingstone
     Strange (Founding Fathers) Bedfellows
     Taking a Ride into Space
     Thanks for the Tanks
     The Alamo
     The Art and Sport of Dressage Horseback Riding
     The Berlin Airlift
     The Boxer Rebellion
     The English Civil War
     The French and Indian War
     The Moon
     The Nez Perce People
     The Peace Corps
     The Tale of the Taj Mahal
     The Yosemite Indians of the Ahwahnee Valley
     Throwing Sports - Javelin, Discus, Hammer, and Shot Put
     Under Fighting Sail — U.S. Super Frigates
     United States Ambassador to the United Nations
     United States Border Patrol
     Valentina Tereshkova - First Woman In Space
     War Birds Over Korea, Part 1 - A New Breed
     War in Afghanistan
     What Is NASA?
     What Is Sikhism?
     What Is the Baha'i Faith?
     Where Would We Be Without the Ballpoint Pen?
     Who Named This Place?
     Whosa NASA?
     Women in the Civil War
     Wounded Knee
     Yuri Gagarin - First Man in Space
     Zhang Qian & The Silk Road
(Grades 9-12)
     "Go for Broke" - the Nisei Warriors
     A New View of Space
     America's Foreign Policy
     Boomers and Bomb Shelters - The Nifty Fifties
     Boomers and Bomb Shelters - The Nifty Fifties
     Breaking Up the Soviet Union
     Discovery Begins
     Education in America: No Child Left Behind
     Geoffrey Chaucer
     George Shannon- Lost in the New World I
     Helen Hunt Jackson Writes for the Native Americans
     Joseph Heller
     Journey's End- Life after the Expedition I
     Lenora Tries to Help with Italy's Art Problems
     Mt. Vesuvius and the City of Pompeii
     NASA
     No Ordinary Day - 9/11 Hero Noel Sepulveda
     No Supper in Baltimore — The Invasion of Baltimore, Part 2
     Puerto Rico and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade
     Running for Dear Life — The Battle of Bladensburg
     Sarah and the Henhouse Guest II
     Shuttle to the Stars
     Space Stations
     The "Blast Off" Engineers
     The "Japanese Problem" of WWII - A Struggle of Fear and Freedom
     The Color of Heroes - The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen
     The Department of Homeland Security
     The Vietnam Women's Memorial
     Thornton Wilder
     V-J Day, Part 2 - "It's Over!"

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Treasure Hunt

Animals
(Grades 6-8)
     Camouflage

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     Uzbekistan
(Grades 3-5)
     "A Very Special Man..... Who Flies"
     Land Ahoy!
     What makes the state of Kentucky unique?
(Grades 6-8)
     "The Wild West"
     A History of How Connecticut Became a State
     Born Free – Mary McLeod-Bethune
     Idaho: The Gem State
     John Grisham - Author
     NASA
     Rosa Parks – A Woman of Courage
     The Prairie Land
     Under the Cover of Darkness


Finish the Story
     Space Talk (Grade 2-4)
     The Great Escape (Grade 3-4)
     An Artifact on Mars (Grade 8-9)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Rising to a Challenge (Grades 4-7)
     Setting and Achieving Goals (Grades 4-7)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Porter's Letters to Griffin (Grade 3)
     Letters from Griffin (Grade 3-4)
     Marculus Visits Earth (Grade 3-6)
     A Trip to the International Space Station (Grade 4-5)
     Military Machines (Grade 4-5)
     Special Forces: Pararescue Jumpers (Grade 4-5)
     Welcome to Army Ranger School (Grade 4-5)
     AZ is for Arizona (Grade 4-6)
     A Mythic Order Adventure (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 3: Victory (Grade 5)
     Let's Go Riding: Snowmobile Fun! (Grade 5-8)
     Stories from the Bermuda Triangle: Flight 19 (Grade 6-7)
     Shaping the Super Bowl (Grade 7-9)


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