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Summer Games
            The Perfect Picnic Game


Ponder the Picture Comprehension Puzzle
            Ponder the Picnic
            Ponder the Picture: Family Picnic
            Ponder the Picture: Labor Day Picnic


Short Readers
     A Different Picnic (Short Reader; Grade 5 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Pet Day
     Having a Safe Picnic (Grades 3-4)
     Pam Plans a Picnic (Grades 3-5)


Finish the Story
     The Ants' Picnic (Grade 3-5)
     A Teddy Bear Picnic (Grade 4-5)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Let's Go On a Picnic! (Grades 1-2)
     A Fruity Picnic (Grade 4)


Literature Book Units
     Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags (Grades 4-6)


Read and Color Books
            The Little Insect
            Plenty of Pasta
            Steve's Perfect Ride (February 16)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Daily Themes
(Grades 1-2)
     A Winter Surprise
     Chocolate People
     Lisa's Picnic
     No Cleaning Today!
     The Ants' Picnic
(Grades 3-5)
     A Fishy Picnic
     A Hamburger Dilemma
     Ana Rosa's First Memorial Day
     Become a Junior Ranger
     BINGO!
     It's Canada Day!
     Labor Day Blues
     Labor Day Kindness
     Labor Day
     Let's Be Honest!
     No More Winter Blues Party
     Reflect and Remember
     The Best Burgers Ever
     The Travels of the Hat, Part 6: Final Segment
     You Say Toe-may-toe, I Say Toe-mah-toe
(Grades 6-8)
     Children's Day in Japan and South Korea
     Fun Every Month
     Lewis Carroll
     The "Be Kind to Everybody" Book
     The Facts about Spring Fever
     The Frankfurters’ Hot Dog Contest
     The Labyrinth of New Harmony
     The Seasons
     The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Miscellaneous
(Grades 1-2)
     Apple Picking Day
     Canada's Prairie Farmers
     I Can
     Pete's Pirate Party
     The Bee Sting
     The Quite Quiet Queen of Quito
     Trash Men
(Grades 3-5)
     A Bicycle for Jake
     A Most Memorable Memorial Day
     A Walk Through the Dunes
     Ants
     Autumn Apples
     Cards for Mother's Day
     Christ Statue, Brazil
     Family Reunion
     Finding Inexpensive Things to Do
     Freedmen: When is a Slave not a Slave?
     Frisbees!
     Going to South America
     Great Smoky Mountains National Park
     Hot Springs National Park
     It’s Going to Be a Long Summer
     Jake and Jackie Nurture a Nature Trail
     Labor Day Kindness
     Let Your Fingers Do the Marching
     Let's Go to the Beach
     Litter
     Make Your Own First Aid Kit
     Monkey See, Monkey Do
     New England
     Planning a Trip to an Amusement Park
     Rachel Interviews Jimmy the Yellowjacket
     Sukkot Surprise
     Summer Camping
     Takeout Foods
     The Cider Party
     The Far Side of Weird
     The First Labor Day
     The Fourth of July
     The Travels of the Hat, Part 6 – Back to Charleston
     Too Many Davids
     Wendy's World- Labor Day
     Who Put Paprika on the Potatoes in the Pot?
     Whose Fault?
     Wish for Fireworks
     ~NAME0s~ Badge of Courage
(Grades 6-8)
     2000 Summer Olympics
     A Day Without Immigrants
     Bonnie and Clyde
     Celebrating Freedom
     Day of the Dead
     Ellis Island - Gateway to America, Part 1
     Good Grief! — Those Zany Oxymorons
     Holidays
     Muir Woods National Monument
     Poetry - Rhyme, Rhythm, and More
     Predicting the Weather
     Scarcity
     The Fourth of July
     The Liberty Bell
     The Liberty Bell
     The Valentine Scavenger Hunt
     Two Earth Days?
     What You Can Do to Save the Earth
(Grades 9-12)
     First Battle of Bull Run-Manassas

Stories
(Grades 1-2)
     The Fishing Trip
     Three Kind Mice
(Grades 6-8)
     Bird Calling
     Decisions, Decisions
     Tyler Morgan's Evening Job
(Grades 9-12)
     Junk Food Pyramid

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     Camping in Acadia National Park
     Mexican Culture
     Old Home Day
(Grades 3-5)
     Jamie's week at Camp Habitat
     The Columbus Day Weekend Trip
     Walnut Grove, Minnesota
(Grades 6-8)
     New Jersey


Finish the Story
     Too Hungry to Help? (Grade 2-4)
     Bob the Gnome Gets a New Home (Grade 2-4)
     Mixed Feelings (Grade 3)
     Sailing, Sailing (Grade 3-6)


What Would You Do?
     Finders Keepers? (Grade 3-5)
     Up in Smoke! (Grade 3-6)
     Campfire Safety (Grade 5-7)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Seaside Trip (Grade 2)
     Four Seasons Potluck (Grades 2-3)
     Making Potato Salad (Grades 2-4)
     Mr. Fox and Miss Crow (Grades 2-4)
     Cooking Together (Grade 3)
     Planning Our Days (Grade 3)
     Building a New Park (Grades 3-5)
     Spring and Summer Holidays (Grades 3-5)
     The North Wind and the Sun Compete (Grades 3-5)
     Going to the Circus (Grade 4)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Dear Diary, What a Year! (Grade 2-3)
     The Ghost at Cave-in-Rock (Grade 4)
     Ants (Grade 4-5)
     Famous Cemeteries in the U.S. (Grade 6-8)


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