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Read and Color
            Summer Plans


Floor Plan Printable
            Pitch the Plan


Short Readers
     Traveling - Make Your Travel Plans (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     Planning for Christmas (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Anaconda Plan (Short Reader; Grade 6-8 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     A Little Planning Makes All the Difference
     Planning a Trip to an Amusement Park (Grades 2-4)
     Jake and Jackie Plan a Party (Grades 3-4)
     Lisa Plans a Party (Grades 3-5)
     Pam Plans a Picnic (Grades 3-5)
     Kerry's Plan - A Story about Being Prepared (Grades 4-6)
     The Schlieffen Plan (Grades 5-7)
     The Marshall Plan (Grades 5-7)
     Urban Planning (Grades 5-8)
     Urban Planning (Grades 5-8)


Finish the Story
     Terence the Turkey Has a Plan (Grade 3-6)
     Plans Can Change (Grade 4-6)
     Planning a Convention (Grade 5-7)


What Would You Do?
     Winter Plans (Grade 3-5)
     Plan Ahead, Don't Gamble With Your Future (Grade 3-6)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Planning Our Days (Grade 3)


Read and Color Books
            A Tale of Two Brothers
            Fedex Frank Makes the Rounds
            Stacy Spreads Smiles (January 22)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Daily Themes
(Grades 1-2)
     Big Plans
     Ginger's Visit to the Vet
     John's Mom
     Kara’s Kite and the Big Wind
     Monster!
     Okay to be Lazy!
     Oliver's Wish
     Picky Michael
     Shelly's New Toy
     Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat
     World Space Week
(Grades 3-5)
     "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
     1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
     A Goofing Off Day
     A Hamburger Dilemma
     A Surprise for Mom
     Around the World
     Captain Tom Saves the Day
     Do Not Pass Go
     Fire!
     Grumpy Jerry
     Home of the Pole
     James Oglethorpe
     Keep America Beautiful for All of Us!
     Mardi Gras
     May the Force Be With You
     Mindy’s Surprise Party
     Mr. McDonald's
     Out of This World Field Trip
     Peace Bridge
     Pepper at the Park
     So Raven
     The Rainbow Ribbon
     The Red Sweater
     The Rock Collection
     The Wildest Guess
     The Wonder Tunnel
     Underground Freedom Fighter

Miscellaneous
(Grades 1-2)
     A "T" Party
     A Chick Named Chico
     Buzzing Bee
     Chip's New Home
     Chuckles the Chimp and Charlie
     Jay's Perfect Pumpkin
     Laura Secord Saves the Day
     Mandy and Max
     Nuts for Nancy
     School Is Ending
     Shy Shelley
     Teachers
     The Harp
     Trash Men
     Tres Niños
     Walter Learns about Work on a Walk
     Why the Owl Has a Spotted Coat (A Cherokee Legend)
(Grades 3-5)
     A New Way to Measure
     A Presidential Project - Mt. Rushmore
     Broad Stripes and Bright Stars — Song for a Flag
     Canada in World War II
     Duckling Summer
     Earth Day Begins
     Eat Healthy, Grow Strong
     Eating Healthy When Eating Out
     Here or There? Composition Basics
     How Often Should I Shop?
     I Want to Be a Zoo Worker
     In Bed
     Olga Learns About Organization on an Ocean Liner
     Patty the Pizza Princess
     Riders in Red
     Samoset's Thanksgiving
     Sengbe and the Amistad - "Give Us Free!"
     The Deli
     The Pumpkin Race
     Tommy Learns about Trustworthiness on a Train
     Wendy's World- Constitution Week
     Wendy's World- Labor Day
     Wendy's World- Profit
     Wendy's World- The Pledge of Allegiance

Stories
(Grades 1-2)
     Friends Helping Friends?
     Red Face and Long Johns
     The Ant Who Loved Stars
     The Camping Trip
     The Winter Spring Garden

Geography
(Grades 3-5)
     Hawaii
     Pennsylvania
     Tournament of Roses Parade
     Wings of Oshkosh


Finish the Story
     How Shall I Get There? (Grade 2-3)
     A World without Trees (Grade 2-3)
     The Apple Cart (Grade 2-3)
     Labor on Labor Day (Grade 2-3)
     Fall Shots (Grade 2-3)
     My First Thanksgiving Dinner (Grade 2-3)
     Gingerbread Men, Unite! (Grade 2-4)
     Building a Scarepeople (Grade 2-4)
     Advertising Mom (Grade 2-4)
     A Fat Cat (Grade 2-4)
     Mixed Feelings (Grade 3)
     Halloween Pumpkin Faces (Grade 3-4)
     Halloween Giving (Grade 3-4)
     Can Fire Strike Twice? (Grade 3-4)
     A Family of Veterans (Grade 3-4)
     The Turkey Hunt (Grade 3-4)
     Turkey-Lurkey (Grade 3-4)
     The Great Escape (Grade 3-4)
     A Real New Year (Grade 3-4)
     Rushing into Trouble (Grade 3-4)
     Save the Music (Grade 3-4)
     Pizza Project (Grade 3-4)
     Expert Teacher (Grade 3-4)
     Wishful Thinking (Grade 3-4)
     A Cry in the Dark (Grade 3-4)
     Gingerbread Cowboys (Grade 3-4)
     Minchin and Minuet Go to Mardi Gras (Grade 3-4)
     Not in My Mouth! (Grade 3-4)
     Raiders on Lambay (Grade 3-4)
     My Pizza Pie (Grade 3-5)
     Tales of Tom Turkey (Grade 3-5)
     Where Shall We Go? (Grade 3-5)
     Never Trust a Friend Who Deserts You in a Pinch (Grade 3-5)
     Teacher for a Day (Grade 3-5)
     Snowflake Fairies (Grade 3-6)
     The Leprechauns' Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     The Magic Library Card (Grade 3-6)
     Megan Bakes Zucchini Bread (Grade 3-6)
     A New Land (Grade 3-6)
     A Very Special Father's Day (Grade 3-6)
     Felicia's Fantastic Invention (Grade 3-6)
     Storm Brewing (Grade 4)
     Thankful Coach (Grade 4)
     My Friend Chris (Grade 4-5)
     Disaster at Gingerbread Town (Grade 4-5)
     Cinco de Mayo Mistake (Grade 4-5)
     Cross Country Trail (Grade 4-5)
     Spring Hike (Grade 4-5)
     Exploring the Park (Grade 4-5)
     Pajamas for a Dragon (Grade 4-5)
     Holiday Giving (Grade 4-5)
     The Superheroes Clean up the Earth (Grade 4-6)
     Zip and Zing Take a Vacation (Grade 4-6)
     Mousetrap (Grade 4-6)
     Whose Side Are You On? (Grade 4-6)
     Math Teacher for a Day (Grade 4-6)
     Save the Animals (Grade 4-6)
     A New Holiday to Celebrate (Grade 4-6)
     Martha Manatee Hears a Roar! (Grade 4-6)
     Back to School, a New Me (Grade 4-6)
     Last Day of School (Grade 4-6)
     The End-of-School Prank (Grade 4-6)
     Having the Flu and a House Guest during Spring Break (Grade 4-6)
     A New Day, a New Life (Grade 4-6)
     A Special Gift for Mom (Grade 5)
     The Legend (Grade 5-6)
     The Most Fantastical Mardi Gras Float (Grade 5-6)
     Europe or Summer School? (Grade 5-7)
     The Largest Gingerbread Man (Grade 5-8)
     A Musical Problem (Grade 5-8)
     Nothing Better'n Pizza! (Grade 6-8)
     Keep an Eye on That Leprechaun (Grade 6-8)
     The Young Poet (Grade 6-8)
     Seize the Day (Grade 6-8)
     Let's Find Out (Grade 6-8)
     Veterans Day (Grade 6-8)
     Penguins (Grade 6-8)
     Oral History Project (Grade 6-8)
     The Rescue Squad (Grade 6-8)
     Chinese New Year (Grade 6-8)
     Groundhog Day Celebration (Grade 6-8)
     Tryouts (Grade 6-8)
     The Best Field Trip Ever (Grade 7-9)
     Would You Want to Live Forever? (Grade 9-12)


What Would You Do?
     Sleepover, But Not a Lot of Sleeping (Grade 3-5)
     The Cookie Contest (Grade 3-5)
     My Forgotten Day (Grade 3-5)
     Doug's Dilemma: Graffiti (Grade 3-6)
     Carla's Confused Calendar (Grade 3-6)
     Surprise, I Already Knew (Grade 3-6)
     The Sleepover (Grade 3-6)
     A Labor Day Dispute (Grade 3-6)
     Sally's Sandcastles (Grade 3-6)
     The Spooky Koops House (Grade 3-6)
     Trick or Treat? (Grade 3-6)
     A Broken Spring Break (Grade 3-6)
     The Hungry Lawnmower (Grade 4-6)
     Dance Practice Interrupted (Grade 4-6)
     An Awkward Ride (Grade 4-6)
     Will You Watch My Puppy? (Grade 4-6)
     Zoo or No Zoo? (Grade 4-8)
     Quit Band? (Grade 6-8)
     What's a Good Neighbor For? (Grade 6-8)
     Which Job Will You Choose? (Grade 6-8)
     What Do You Say? (Grade 6-8)
     No One Does Homework (Grade 6-8)
     Parent Conference (Grade 6-8)
     Can I Copy Your Homework? (Grade 6-8)
     Emergency (Grade 6-8)
     Inauguration Day: What Would You Do if You Were President? (Grade 6-9)
     Recycled Fun or Not (Grade 6-9)
     The Cowardly Communication (Grade 7-9)
     National American Indian Heritage Month (Grade 8-10)
     The Bark that's as Bad as a Bite (Grade 9-12)
     I Need a Ride Home (Grade 9-12)
     Someone Is Pregnant (Grade 9-12)
     Keep that SAT Score? (Grade 9-12)
     Dressing Well on a Budget (Grade 9-12)
     Will You Go to the Prom with Me? (Grade 9-12)
     A Friend Wants to Go Off Meds (Grade 9-12)
     3D Movies are a Pain in the Eye (Grade 9-12)
     College Dorm or Stay at Home? (Grade 11-12)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Can You Guess the Job? (Grades 1-2)
     The Kites Fly High (Grades 1-2)
     What's for Lunch? (Grades 1-2)
     Getting More Exercise (Grades 1-3)
     Packing for Vacation (Grades 1-3)
     The Ram and the Pig (Grades 2-3)
     The Ungrateful Wolf: A Tale from the Pacific Northwest (Grades 2-3)
     To Zoo or Not to Zoo (Grades 2-3)
     How Raven Got the Sun: A Native American Legend (Grades 2-4)
     Mr. Sparrow and His Big Mouth (Grades 2-4)
     The Classroom Mystery (Grades 2-4)
     Raven and the Very Foolish Man (Grades 2-5)
     Party Preparation (Grade 3)
     Time for the Show... (Grade 3)
     We're Going Back to School (Grade 3)
     All About Mardi Gras (Grades 3-4)
     Cheng and Jian: The Story of Two Chinese Brothers (Grades 3-4)
     Thumbling: The Tale of a Tiny Boy (Grades 3-4)
     Spilled Milk (Grades 3-5)
     The Great Rain: A Native American Legend (Grades 3-5)
     The North Wind and the Sun Compete (Grades 3-5)
     The Origin of Disease and Medicine: A Cherokee Myth (Grades 3-5)
     Family Reunion (Grade 4)
     He Sailed the Ocean Blue (Grade 4)
     Sibling Cleaning Team (Grade 4)
     Autumn Holidays (Grades 4-6)
     School Employees Appreciation Day (Grades 4-6)
     Good Communication (Grades 4-7)
     Setting and Achieving Goals (Grades 4-7)
     The Volcanoes - A Play About Forgiveness (Grades 5-7)
     Punctuality (Grades 6-7)
     Kids in a Cabin - a Lesson in Responsibility (Grades 6-8)
     Brother to Brother [Gangs Theme] (Grades 9-12)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Attack on the High Seas (Grade 2-3)
     Earth Hour Sleepover (Grade 2-3)
     Goodies for Good Friends (Grade 2-3)
     How to Pamper Your Pooch (Grade 2-3)
     Please, Louise! (Grade 2-3)
     Stu and Sally Stingray (Grade 2-4)
     Weird and Wonderful You! Book #1 (Grade 2-4)
     Letters from Griffin (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Match the Fire Dog (Grade 3-4)
     Oil in the Gulf (Grade 3-4)
     Peace with Pizza (Grade 3-4)
     Percy the Penguin (Grade 3-4)
     Collecting For a Collection (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)
     Reaching for the Goal (Grade 3-5)
     Mapping ABC Style (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Washington, D.C. (Grade 3-6)
     Weird Earth Sayings (Grade 3-6)
     Punk'd at the Prom (Grade 4)
     Eww! Being Stinky to Stay Safe (Grade 4-5)
     From Three Brothers to a Band: The History of The Jonas Brothers (Grade 4-5)
     How I Survived the Pirate Attack (Grade 4-5)
     How to Have a Green New Year's Eve (Grade 4-5)
     Mike and the Legend of St. Valentine (Grade 4-5)
     Sandcastles on the Beach (Grade 4-5)
     The Titanic: The "Unsinkable Ship" that Sank (Grade 4-5)
     The Day the Seagulls Attacked (Grade 4-5)
     A New Game Show on Planet Pearth! (Grade 4-6)
     Anne Frank (Grade 4-6)
     Gooaalllll! (Grade 4-6)
     Hall of Records at Mount Rushmore (Grade 4-6)
     Mysterious Cities (Grade 4-6)
     Origami (Grade 4-6)
     PA is for Pennsylvania (Grade 4-6)
     Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grade 4-6)
     SC is for South Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     The Giants of Easter Island (Grade 4-6)
     Types of Video Games (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Three (Grade 4-6)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 2: The Escape (Grade 5)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 3: Victory (Grade 5)
     Excuse Me! Wacky and Wild Cultural Differences (Grade 5-6)
     Science Solves Video Games (Grade 5-7)
     Famous Pirates (Grade 5-8)
     Let's Go Riding: Snowmobile Fun! (Grade 5-8)
     Stonehenge (Grade 5-8)


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