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Read and Color
            Muscles Move You: Your Muscular System


Short Readers
     How Ocean Waves Move (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     Research - The Big Move (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Transitions - The Way You Move... (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Get Moving! (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Moving Day
     Can I Move a Muscle Now? (Grades 2-3)
     Moving the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (Grades 3-4)
     Water Moves in a Circular Motion (Grades 3-4)
     Moving Day for Monica (Grades 3-5)
     Moving Carla (Grades 3-5)
     Glaciers: Moving Rivers of Ice (Grades 3-5)
     Moving With a Pet (Grades 3-5)
     Exercise - Get Moving! (Grades 4-5)
     Why Does Moving Make Jane Sick? (Grades 4-6)
     Ramblin' Around - Life on the Move in the 30s (Grades 4-6)
     How Do Jellyfish Move? (Grades 4-6)
     Ocean Water on the Move (Grades 4-6)
     Moving the Wounded (Grades 4-6)
     Vikings on the Move (Grades 5-7)
     What Causes Plates to Move? (Grades 5-7)
     A "Matter" of Moving (Grades 9-10)
     Moving Plates (Grades 9-10)


Finish the Story
     Western Move (Grade 3-4)
     Where Would I Move? (Grade 3-6)
     Self-interest Alone Moves Some Men (Grade 5-6)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Why the Carabao Moves So Slowly: A Filipino Tale (Grades 3-4)
     We're Moving! (Grade 4)


Read and Color Books
            Invertebrates
            Unsinkable Molly Brown
            Felix Faces His Fears (PDF file)
            A Tale of Two Brothers
            Billy the Bully
            My Apple Tree
            A Rainforest Mystery (October 18)
            Dinosaurs Came in Many Shapes! (October)
            Squirrels
            Ancient Greece Read and Color (PDF File)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 3-5)
     A Llama in Pajamas and Other Silly Songs
     A Toy That Can Be Read
     Parents of Curious George
     Wonderful, Delightful, Great, Very Good Author

Daily Themes
(Grades 1-2)
     Angels with Dirty Faces
     Cookies for the Neighbors
     Don't Wait! Manage Weight!--Healthy Habits for Kids
     Ginger's Visit to the Vet
     Hot, Hot, Pepper Pot
     I Don't Want To Play
     I Think I Want to be a Kite
     It's A Bird, It's A Plane
     Jamie's New Neighbor
     Jell-O Girl
     John's Mom
     My New Friend Sandy
(Grades 3-5)
     "Larry Bird Ball"
     "Livestrong"
     "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
     "Wonder-Child"
     1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
     Goosebumps Give Goosebumps
     A Blur on the Ice
     A Breakdown to Talk
     A Cat Named Yoda
     A Hot Time in the Old Town
     A Place of Her Own
     A Real Boy
     Adrian's Worst Day
     Alita Becomes a Citizen
     Anne's Voice
     Artistic Math
     Attitude
     Balance
     Best Friends
     Blocks for All Ages
     Born on a Mountaintop
     Building Art
     Choosing Names
     Circles, Squares, and Lines
     Dancing Like a Chicken
     Daredevil
     Doctor on the Court
     Electronic Puzzle
     First Lady Librarian
     Full of Dreams
     Game Over!
     Glacier National Park
     Happy New Year Japan!
     Honest Abe
     Hoops
     I Love Trains
     I Scream, You Scream
     In 72 Days
     Iron Lung
     Johnny Unitas
     Kenny's Collection
     Kewpies
     Labor Day Kindness
     Land of Ice
     Let’s Clean Up!
     Living on a Volcano
     Magic in the Air
     Marching to Glory
     Melinda Lou's Hamburgers
     More Than a Wrinkle
     More Than Snow
     Mr. "Spruce Goose"
     Mr. McDonald's
     Mr. Wal-Mart
     Music for a King
     New Name Fun
     One of the Boys
     Out In Front
     Over the Falls
     Pass the Ketchup
     Patter's Eggs
     Porric the Penguin
     Puppets of Oz
     Quick Feet
     Ramon = Nomar
     Screech for a Skink
     Shipwrecked
     Simple?
     Start Your Engine
     Stormin' Norman
     Sweetness
     Swimming Star
     The "Hammer"
     The "Lone Star" Is Not Lonely
     The Arctic Traveler
     The Dragon Stone
     The Golden State
     The Great Clam Chowder Fight
     The Legend of the Popcorn Ball
     The Muppet Man
     The Smallest One
     The Wildest Guess
     The Wizard's Wizard
     The World's Greatest Pie
     Tired of Giving In
     To Sew or Not To Sew
     Underground Freedom Fighter
     Up, Up, And Away
     What Did You Say?
     Wild Thing
     Word Wizard
     Yankee Numbers

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Reading a Food Label
(Grades 1-2)
     First Day in Second Grade
     My Brother Is in a Wheelchair!
     My Muscles
     Seven by Seven with Ladybugs
     Snow Cream
     Surprise!
     The Bee Sting
     The Mysterious Thing-a-ma-jig
     Trash Men
     Walter Learns about Work on a Walk
     Wylie the Wolf
(Grades 3-5)
     Andrew Clements
     Beach Day for Ashley
     Bicycle Safety
     Do You Hear What I Hear?
     First Day at a New School
     Freddy and the Freight Train
     Going Batty
     I Want to Be a Zoo Worker
     Introduction to the Brain and Nervous System
     Ivy Bakes a Pie
     Labor Day Kindness
     Martina the Praying Mantis
     National Night Out
     Revolving for the Seasons
     Sengbe and the Amistad - "Give Us Free!"
     Sharks
     Simba and the Mouse
     Soaring Through Our Solar System
     Tammy's Sunshine
     The Day Ash Fell
     The Heart
     The Panther and the Python
     The Plains Indians
     Tommy Tortoise Goes on a Trip
     Use It or Lose It
     Ways to Keep Your Digestive System Working
     What Is a Reptile?
     Wish for Fireworks
(Grades 6-8)
     A Healthy Respiratory System
     Glacier Movements and Moraines
     How Do Airplanes Work?
     How Do Magnets Work?
     How Does a Camera Take Pictures?
     How Does a Canoe Work?
     How Does a Cell Phone Work?
     How Does a Kite Work?
     How Does a Piano Work?
     How Does a Radar Gun Work?
     How Does an Escalator Work?
     Making Healthy Food Choices
     Sign Language
     The Reason for the Seasons
     The Winner of the Best Dressed Award
     Tombstone, Arizona, "The Town Too Tough To Die"
     Water Skis
     Whatever Happened to Pluto? Dr. Mike E. Brown, The Planet Hunter
     Yoshiko Uchida
(Grades 9-12)
     Kate Thompson
     Ron Jones

Stories
(Grades 1-2)
     Brownies for Mr. Green
     Camp-out Ghost Story
     Moose Cottage
     Sandbox Adventure
     Scout it Out
     The Ant Who Loved Stars
     The Baby Goes Bump
     The Ghost in Grandfather's Barn

Animals
(Grades 3-5)
     Prevost's Squirrels

Geography
(Grades 3-5)
     "Who's Honking?"
     Delaware and the Underground Railroad
     Hawaii
     Hungary - Geography
     Iceland - Geography
     Ireland - Geography
     Kit Carson
     Nepal - Geography
     New Jersey
     Nothing Like Family
     The Northern Utes
     The Roaring Rapids
     The Space Needle
     The Star-Spangled Banner
     Turkey - Geography
     Vietnam - Geography
     Walnut Grove, Minnesota
(Grades 9-12)
     Netherlands - History
     Panama - History


Finish the Story
     New Kid in the Math Class (Grade 2)
     A Better Grandpa (Grade 2-3)
     Mow Swing (Grade 2-3)
     A Day at the Fair (Grade 2-3)
     Dippers Full of Stars (Grandpa Story part 1) (Grade 2-3)
     The Leaf Pile (Grade 2-3)
     A Hat of Many Colors (Grade 2-4)
     He Who Does a Thing Well Does Not Need to Boast (Grade 2-4)
     The "We Can Club" (Grade 2-4)
     Hop In or Hold Tight? (Grade 2-4)
     Stuck in a Snow Globe! (Grade 2-4)
     Reaching Out (Grade 3)
     The Parade Float (Grade 3-4)
     A Family of Veterans (Grade 3-4)
     Operation Christmas Fairy (Grade 3-4)
     Rushing into Trouble (Grade 3-4)
     Ramsey's Surprise (Grade 3-4)
     Pizza Project (Grade 3-4)
     Spring Season (Grade 3-4)
     Itchy Witchy and the Giant Pumpkins (Grade 3-4)
     Eastern Escape (Grade 3-4)
     Cattle Drive (Grade 3-4)
     Off Limits (Grade 3-4)
     The Prized Kite (Grade 3-4)
     Minchin and Minuet Go to Mardi Gras (Grade 3-4)
     Minchin's King Cake (Grade 3-4)
     A Letter from the Klondike (Grade 3-4)
     Nature's Changes (Grade 3-4)
     Up, Up, and Away (Grade 3-5)
     Never Trust a Friend Who Deserts You in a Pinch (Grade 3-5)
     The Ants' Picnic (Grade 3-5)
     A Magic Ride (Grade 3-5)
     East or West? Which Home is Best? (Grade 3-6)
     How Pandas Got Their Colors (Grade 3-6)
     The Last Home Run (Grade 3-6)
     Erin Comes to Ellis Island (Grade 3-6)
     The Mystery of the Old House (Grade 3-6)
     What If The Dinosaurs Came Back? (Grade 3-6)
     The Bus Stop Dilemma (Grade 3-6)
     A Special Book for a Special Teacher (Grade 3-6)
     Storm Brewing (Grade 4)
     Thankful Coach (Grade 4)
     Snowflake Magic (Grade 4-5)
     The Secret of Gingerbread (Grade 4-5)
     Meeting Martin (Grade 4-5)
     Cross Country Trail (Grade 4-5)
     A Penchant for Trouble (Grade 4-5)
     A Teddy Bear Picnic (Grade 4-5)
     Exploring the Park (Grade 4-5)
     Floating on the Ocean (Grade 4-6)
     Mousetrap (Grade 4-6)
     Mom's Choice (Grade 4-6)
     A New Holiday to Celebrate (Grade 4-6)
     The Big Fire (Grade 4-6)
     Martha Manatee Hears a Roar! (Grade 4-6)
     A Trip to the Rainforest (Grade 4-6)
     Crossing the Ocean to America (Grade 4-6)
     Last Day of School (Grade 4-6)
     Having the Flu and a House Guest during Spring Break (Grade 4-6)
     Dad, There's a Bird in the House! (Grade 4-6)
     Built BFFs (Grade 4-6)
     Hygiene and First Impressions (Grade 4-6)
     The Missing Project (Grade 5-6)
     The Perfect Summer Job (Grade 6-8)
     Trying Out (Grade 6-8)
     You Be the Detective! (Grade 6-8)
     Crisis in the Snow (Grade 6-8)
     Hats (Grade 6-8)
     A Great Idea (Grade 6-8)


What Would You Do?
     Sneak a Peek (Grade 3-5)
     My Forgotten Day (Grade 3-5)
     Good Touch? Bad Touch? (Grade 3-6)
     There's No Place like Home (Grade 3-6)
     Loyalty vs. Friendship: Do You Have to Choose? (Grade 3-6)
     Will Sue Get A Spare or Strike Out? (Grade 3-6)
     Last Day of School Blues (Grade 3-6)
     The Spooky Koops House (Grade 3-6)
     New Neighbor Blues (Grade 3-6)
     The Hungry Lawnmower (Grade 4-6)
     Missing Book Bag (Grade 4-6)
     Reaching Out to Jada (Grade 4-6)
     Friends Wanted: Please Apply (Grade 4-8)
     Are You a Man or a Mouse? (Grade 4-8)
     Skin Deep (Grade 5-7)
     If You Were An Immigrant in 1893 (Grade 6-8)
     Let Me See That (Grade 6-8)
     Friends (Grade 6-8)
     Oh, No! Not Reply All! (Grade 6-9)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     I Want to Play the Drums! (Grades 1-2)
     Offshore Friends (Grades 1-2)
     The Perfect Pumpkin (Grades 1-3)
     Chinese Zodiac or Chinese Zoo? (Grades 1-4)
     Checking in at the Airport (Grade 2)
     All About Calendars (Grades 2-3)
     Animal Names (Grades 2-3)
     How Rocks Were Born: A Story of the Far North (Grades 2-3)
     I'm Bored with School! (Grades 2-3)
     Out to Dinner (Grades 2-3)
     Owls (Grades 2-3)
     Pretty Inside (Grades 2-3)
     The Ungrateful Wolf: A Tale from the Pacific Northwest (Grades 2-3)
     The Wonderful World of Whales (Grades 2-3)
     Antarctica: Life in a Frozen Land (Grades 2-4)
     At the Post Office (Grades 2-4)
     How Bear Lost His Tail: An Iroquois Legend (Grades 2-4)
     How the Kangaroo Got Her Pouch: An Australian Aboriginal Legend (Grades 2-4)
     Hunting for Treasure in the Rain Forest (Grades 2-4)
     Imagine Hispanic Heritage! (Grades 2-4)
     Manners Matter (Grades 2-4)
     T.J. Tortoise and Howie Hare (Grades 2-4)
     Two Guys and a Really Big Bear (Grades 2-4)
     America's Best Explorer (Grades 2-5)
     A New Home for Sloth (Grade 3)
     At the Post Office (Grade 3)
     Zoo Friends (Grade 3)
     Cheng and Jian: The Story of Two Chinese Brothers (Grades 3-4)
     Frog and Turtle Conversation (Grades 3-4)
     Living in the Sahara Desert (Grades 3-4)
     Maui Tames the Sun: A Hawaiian Legend (Grades 3-4)
     The Badger and the Rattlesnake (Grades 3-4)
     The Gecko and the Gray Wolf (Grades 3-4)
     We Are Circus Performers (Grades 3-4)
     Amazing Ants: Life in the Colony (Grades 3-5)
     Ant and Chrysalis (Grades 3-5)
     Life in the Amazing and Unique Everglades (Grades 3-5)
     Todd and the Apple Tree (Grades 3-5)
     K.C.'s Dream (Grades 3-6)
     The Hearty Animals of the Polar Region (Grades 3-6)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)
     The Man Who Became a Caribou (Grades 3-8)
     Sibling Cleaning Team (Grade 4)
     What Is a Hero? (Grade 4)
     Gold for the Clever Man: A Tale from India (Grades 4-5)
     The Good Couple and Their Bad Neighbors (Grades 4-5)
     Game Manners (Grades 4-6)
     Classroom Conduct (Grades 4-7)
     Rising to a Challenge (Grades 4-7)
     Setting and Achieving Goals (Grades 4-7)
     Study Skills (Grades 4-7)
     Organization (Grades 6-7)
     Punctuality (Grades 6-7)
     Brother to Brother [Gangs Theme] (Grades 9-12)
     Sister to Sister [Gangs Theme] (Grades 9-12)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Annie's Best Day (Grade 1-2)
     Mike Visits a Beach (Grade 1-3)
     Time to Learn (Grade 1-3)
     Attack on the High Seas (Grade 2-3)
     Emperor Penguins (Grade 2-3)
     Make Me a Mummy (Grade 2-3)
     Splash of Color (Grade 2-3)
     Summer Postcards from Blake and Bill (Grade 2-3)
     The Beyoncè Contest (Grade 2-3)
     Philly's Dream Come True (Grade 2-4)
     My Movie Moment (Grade 3)
     Dream a Little Dream...What Does it Mean? (Grade 3-4)
     In the Pit...With the Crew: A NASCAR Pit Crew (Grade 3-4)
     Life on a Tour Bus (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Bigfoot (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Madam C.J. Walker (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Match the Fire Dog (Grade 3-4)
     Percy the Penguin (Grade 3-4)
     Presidential Pets (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)
     Stormy Weather (Grade 3-4)
     The French Quarter's Quarterback: Drew Brees (Grade 3-4)
     Watch Out! It's a Wolfsnail! (Grade 3-4)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Quicksand (Grade 3-4)
     Desert Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Dylan and Cole Sprouse (Grade 3-5)
     History of Hip Hop (Grade 3-5)
     How Do You Make a Video Game? (Grade 3-5)
     NH is for New Hampshire (Grade 3-5)
     Ocean Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Taylor Swift (Grade 3-5)
     Marculus Gets his License (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Earth (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Washington, D.C. (Grade 3-6)
     Meet Me in Miami: My Trip to Super Bowl XLIV (Grade 3-12)
     Punk'd at the Prom (Grade 4)
     A Trip to the International Space Station (Grade 4-5)
     Amazing Sharks (Grade 4-5)
     Ants (Grade 4-5)
     Awesome Inventions (Grade 4-5)
     Crazy Coasters (Grade 4-5)
     Dry as Dust (Grade 4-5)
     Funny Frog Facts (Grade 4-5)
     Glaciers (Grade 4-5)
     Harriet Tubman (Grade 4-5)
     How I Survived the Pirate Attack (Grade 4-5)
     Kelly Pickler: From Small Town Girl to Big Time Star (Grade 4-5)
     Meet President Obama (Grade 4-5)
     Mike and the Legend of St. Valentine (Grade 4-5)
     Military Machines (Grade 4-5)
     My Body Can Do That? (Grade 4-5)
     Out-of-This-World Facts About Astronauts and Life in Outer Space (Grade 4-5)
     Robert Ballard and the Search for the Titanic (Grade 4-5)
     Save the Giant Pandas (Grade 4-5)
     Shaquille O'Neal (Grade 4-5)
     Sharks (Grade 4-5)
     Showtime for Punxsutawney Phil (Grade 4-5)
     Snakes (Grade 4-5)
     Soccer's Superstar: David Beckham (Grade 4-5)
     The Titanic: The "Unsinkable Ship" that Sank (Grade 4-5)
     The Crazy Crashes of NASCAR (Grade 4-5)
     The Making of a Mummy (Grade 4-5)
     The Myth of the Man-eating Monster (Grade 4-5)
     Underground Treasure: The New York Gold Vault (Grade 4-5)
     Unlikely Animal Friends (Grade 4-5)
     Want to be an Astronaut? (Grade 4-5)
     Welcome to Army Ranger School (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Bear Attack (Grade 4-5)
     AK is for Alaska (Grade 4-6)
     Anne Frank (Grade 4-6)
     Cameras (Grade 4-6)
     CO is for Colorado (Grade 4-6)
     CSI: Blood Clues (Grade 4-6)
     Dog Mushing (Grade 4-6)
     Hall of Records at Mount Rushmore (Grade 4-6)
     History of Country Music (Grade 4-6)
     How About a Corn Snake for a Pet? (Grade 4-6)
     IA is for Iowa (Grade 4-6)
     IL is for Illinois (Grade 4-6)
     IN is for Indiana (Grade 4-6)
     KY is for Kentucky (Grade 4-6)
     L is for Landforms (Grade 4-6)
     Many Faces of Rock Music (Grade 4-6)
     Motorcycles (Grade 4-6)
     MS is for Mississippi (Grade 4-6)
     MT is for Montana (Grade 4-6)
     NM is for New Mexico (Grade 4-6)
     Oh, the Stories He Wrote! The Life of Dr. Seuss (Grade 4-6)
     Origami (Grade 4-6)
     Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grade 4-6)
     Roller Coasters (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to be a Superhero (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to Find Your Hidden Talent (Grade 4-6)
     Storm Chasers: Into the Storm (Grade 4-6)
     The Giants of Easter Island (Grade 4-6)
     The History of Pop Music (Grade 4-6)
     The Magic Shower Stall, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     TN is for Tennessee (Grade 4-6)
     Under the Big Top: Circus Performers (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     A Mythic Order Adventure (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 1 (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 2: The Escape (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 3: Victory (Grade 5)
     Derek Jeter (Grade 5-6)
     Jennifer Hudson (Grade 5-6)
     Muskoxen (Grade 5-6)
     President Barack Obama (Grade 5-6)
     Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King! (Grade 5-6)
     Venomous Snakes (Grade 5-6)
     Who "Dat?" That's Drew Brees! (Grade 5-6)
     CSI: Careers in Forensics (Grade 5-7)
     Madam C.J. Walker (Grade 5-7)
     Snowmobiles (Grade 5-7)
     The History of Computers (Grade 5-7)
     What's Behind the Mask? (Grade 5-7)
     El Camino de la Muerte: The Road of Death (Grade 5-8)
     Famous Pirates (Grade 5-8)
     Frisbees (Grade 5-8)
     Gypsies (Grade 5-8)
     Let's Go Riding: Snowmobile Fun! (Grade 5-8)
     Lighthouses (Grade 5-8)
     Pirates: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 5-8)
     Stonehenge (Grade 5-8)
     The World of Skateboarding (Grade 5-8)
     Famous Cemeteries Around the World (Grade 6-8)
     From Teenager to Teen Idol: Taylor Swift (Grade 6-8)
     Glaciers in Alaska (Grade 6-8)
     The Bermuda Triangle (Grade 6-8)
     The History of the Circus (Grade 6-8)


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