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Pencil Skills - Easy Trace Paths
            Pencil Skills
            Pencil Skills 2


Prewriting: Writing Readiness - Tracing Lines
            Pirate Pencil Skills
            Princess Pencil Skills


Reading Comprehensions
     Pencil Drawing (Grade 3)
     Pencils and More Pencils! (Grades 4-6)


What Would You Do?
     A Pencil Thief or Not? (Grade 3-6)


Read and Color Books
            What is Friendship? (PDF file)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 3-5)
     "Louis, the Yard Teacher"
(Grades 6-8)
     Arnold Lobel
     Bill Peet, Author and Artist
     Henry David Thoreau
     Mother Teresa: "A Pencil in the Hand of God"
     Multi-talented Maya Angelou
(Grades 9-12)
     Einstein, the Curious Genius

Daily Themes
(Grades 1-2)
     I'm a Poet and I Know It
     I'm Not Sick!
     Peg's Pencils
     Prince Tuesday's Gift
     Rob is a bully
     The Pin Contest
     The Reason Flag
(Grades 3-5)
     "Kia and the Spiteful Splinter"
     A Surprise for Mom
     Beethoven's Birthday
     Daria's Job
     Horse Sense
     May I Borrow Your Pen?
     Mistakes You Can't Erase
     Sudeana Sullivan's Guide to How to Make the Best Peanut Butter Sandwich
     The Five B's for School Success
     The Writing Club
     Waiting for Fairies
(Grades 6-8)
     Caring for Your Amazing Eyes
     Headstones from Long Ago
     Leaving Pleasantville
     Mental Magic
     Scrabble
     The "Be Kind to Everybody" Book
     The Ten Percent Club
     TV Dinner, Anyone?

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     First Day Back
     The Problem with Trash
(Grades 1-2)
     A New Year
     Back to School
     Go Away Germs!
     Harry the Silky Chicken
     He Said, He Said!
     Letters to Sam
     Mrs. Hall's Special Day
     Why Frogs Are Green
(Grades 3-5)
     A Bit of Doggerel
     A Gift for Dad
     A Sticky Situation
     Addressing an Envelope
     Answering the Phone
     Back to School Budget
     Beverly Cleary
     Budget Blues
     Colonial Schools
     Crazy Baroque Art
     Crisis in Zambia: Mulindwa's Story
     Diamonds and Graphite
     Direct Me!
     Education in Colonial America
     Far Away Friends
     First Day at a New School
     Fizzix
     Germs Make Us Sick
     Have You Seen
     How Are You Intelligent?
     How to Be a Standout Student
     Jen's Journal
     Katie's First Day of School
     Lynn Babysits for the First Time
     Magnets
     Marco Is Missing
     Matter Is...
     Minerals
     No Limits
     Oh, Say Can You See?
     On The Night Before School Starts
     On Top of the World
     Putting on a New Face with Face Painting
     Standing Up & Sitting In
     Taylor Finds Her Smile
     The Autograph Hound
     The Best Pet Ever
     The Case of the Missing Money
     The Champ
     The Drop Drill
     The Mostest Bestest
     Tickling Our Funny Bones with Computer Art
     Using a Job Aid
     What Do Germs Do?
     What is It?
     What Is Your Favorite Color?
     Where Is My Pen?
     Which Medium Is Just Right?
     Why Do We Estimate?
     Write a Headline Poem
     You Can Write a Rondeau
     You Can Write a Triolet
     You Can Write Blank Verse
     You Have a Telegram
     ~NAME0s~ Class Learns a Lesson
(Grades 6-8)
     A Sugar-free Easter
     ADHD
     Balance - It's a Balancing Act!
     Brainstorming
     Bruxism
     Changes: Physical or Chemical?
     Color Mixing
     Crystals
     Devils Tower
     Drafters
     Edward Everett Hale - A Boy's Life in New England
     Escaping Starvation in Holland
     Filling Out and Using Your Assignment Sheet
     Force and Motion
     Germs
     Gravity
     Keep Your Germs to Yourself, Please
     Making a Budget
     Marking the Text
     Medieval Fashion
     Minerals - Building Blocks of Rocks
     Mulindwa Experiences the Crisis in Zambia
     Newton's Three Laws of Motion
     Optics - The Study of Light
     Otoscope
     Peer Mediation
     Pick a Medium, Any Medium!
     Poetry - Rhyme, Rhythm, and More
     Predicting the Weather
     Properties of Light
     Pump Up Your Reading
     Rainy Day Memories, Part 1
     Rainy Day Memories, Part 2
     Reading and Writing in the Renaissance
     Scoliosis
     Shopping for School Supplies
     Skywriting
     SQ3(4)R
     Staying Cool
     Sťance - fiction
     Taming Your Locker
     The Art of Face Painting
     The Cottage
     The Electromagnetic Spectrum
     Unusual Molecules: Buckyballs
     What Are Pastels?
     What Is a Medium?
     What Is Baroque Art?
     What Is Batik?
     What Is Composition?
     What Is Computer Art?
     What Is Embroidery?
     What We See
     William H. Johnson
     William Kurelek
     Wilson Rawls
     Wood Burning
     Write a Quinzaine
     Your Study Environment
(Grades 9-12)
     Boomers and Bomb Shelters - The Nifty Fifties
     Boomers and Bomb Shelters - The Nifty Fifties
     Electricity
     Gadgets, Gizmos, and the Great Unknown
     Generosity
     Hunting for Dinosaur Fossils
     Teens can Dress for Success
     Write a Triolet

Stories
(Grades 1-2)
     A Dog For Jennie
     Art For Sale
     The Winter Spring Garden
     Three Kind Mice
(Grades 6-8)
     Cabin Fever
(Grades 9-12)
     A Haunting Moment
     Junk Food Pyramid
     Sam's Jackpot

Geography
(Grades 3-5)
     Malaysia - Geography


Finish the Story
     One Hundred Items in a Pocket (Grade 2-4)
     A Super Year for Superheroes (Grade 3-4)
     Small Inventor Big Invention (Grade 3-4)
     Drawn to Olympic Heroes (Grade 3-4)
     The School Bus Safety Poster Contest (Grade 3-6)
     Lacey's Recycling Contest (Grade 3-6)
     The Cliffhanger (Grade 4-5)
     Pop Block (Grade 4-6)
     The Most Fantastical Mardi Gras Float (Grade 5-6)
     The Best Field Trip Ever (Grade 7-9)


What Would You Do?
     I Wish... (Grade 2-4)
     Sneak a Peek (Grade 3-5)
     School Shopping Blues (Grade 3-5)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Let's Play "I Spy" in Our Classroom (Grades 1-2)
     Was the West Wild? (Grades 1-3)
     The Class Project (Grades 3-5)
     Classroom Conduct (Grades 4-7)
     Good Communication (Grades 4-7)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Time to Learn (Grade 1-3)
     Emma's Valentine's Day Mystery (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Freddie Can Fly! (Story #2) (Grade 3-4)
     Back to School All Around the World (Grade 4-5)
     The Magic in Room 127: Isabella's Story (Grade 4-5)
     You and Your Favorite Color (Grade 4-5)
     The National Toy Hall of Fame (Grade 6-8)


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