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Very Quick Readers
     The World's Longest Rivers: The Amazon River (Very Quick Reader; Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The World's Longest Rivers: the Yangtze River (Very Quick Reader; Grade 6-8 Readability)


Short Readers
     Streams and Rivers (Short Reader; Grade 1-2 Readability)
     The Nile River (Short Reader; Grade 2-4 Readability)
     The Importance of Rivers (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     The World's Longest Rivers: the Mississippi-Missouri River System (Short Reader; Grade 6-8 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     The River with Two Names
     River Rats (Grades 1-3)
     My First Trip Down River (Grades 3-4)
     Flowing from a River Near You (Grades 3-4)
     Don't Bathe in the Holy River, Bapu! (Grades 3-5)
     Glaciers: Moving Rivers of Ice (Grades 3-5)
     Red River Resistance and Louis Riel (Grades 3-5)
     River Bank Mystery (Part 1/3) (Grade 4)
     River Bank Mystery (Part 2/3) (Grade 4)
     River Bank Mystery (Part 3/3) (Grade 4)
     Rivers on the Rise (Grades 4-6)
     The Mississippi River (Grades 4-6)
     Captain Maher's Job: Is the Hudson River Safe? (Grades 5-6)
     From Rivers to Oceans (Grades 5-7)
     River Patterns (Grades 5-7)
     The Importance of the Marne River (Grades 5-7)
     Cyanide Polluted Danube River (Grades 5-8)
     Over the River, Through the Woods (Grades 6-7)
     Red River Resistance (Grades 6-7)
     Sacred River, Dirty River (Grades 6-8)
     The Rogue and Red River Wars (Grades 7-9)
     Exploring America's Great Rivers (Grades 8-9)


Literature Book Units
     A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams (Grades 2-5)
     Trouble River (Grades 4-6)
     Where the River Runs A Portrait of a Refugee Family (Grades 5-6)
     The River (Grades 5-8)
     The River Between Us (Grades 5-9)
     The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey (Grades 9-12)
     Blood on the River (Grades 5-8)


Read and Color Books
            The Little Insect
            Robin and Rodney Red Breast
            Sweet Dreams, Michael
            Balto the Bald Eagle


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Miscellaneous
(Grades 1-2)
     Let's Go on a Garbage Walk
     Russ 0212
     Slow and Steady--The Sloth
(Grades 3-5)
     A Hairy Invader
     A Sport with a Funny Name! Curling
     An E-mail from Randy Raindrop
     Armadillos: Mammals with Armor
     Biff for President
     Big Bend National Park
     Bryce Canyon National Park
     Can a Snapping Turtle Snap?
     Crater Lake National Park
     Crocodiles and Alligators
     Devils Postpile National Monument
     Does Kentucky Really Have Blue Grass?
     Electric Current
     Glacier Bay National Park
     It's Super Sockeye!
     Jamal's Journey
     Jewel Cave National Monument
     Keith Interviews Ana, the Imperial Amazon Parrot
     Kobuk Valley National Park
     Limestone
     Making a Big Splash with Water Polo!
     Meet Maya From Mexico
     Mermaids
     Pelicans
     Petrified Forest National Park
     Rainy or Fair?
     Runoff
     Sedimentary Rocks
     Shenandoah National Park
     Summer Camping
     The Gentle Manatee
     The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
     The Water Cycle
     Theodore Roosevelt National Park
     Voyageurs National Park
     Water Moves in a Circular Motion
     Water
     What Are Glaciers?
     What Do You Know About the Moon?
     What Is a Volcano?
     What Is Geography?
     Where Does Sand Come From?
     Who Was Sacagawea?
     Wind Cave National Park
(Grades 6-8)
     A Brief History of Hygiene
     A Sport with an Unusual Name! Curling
     A Trip to the Outback
     Africa
     Amazing Water
     Annie Edson Taylor: Queen of the Mist
     Arapaimas
     Autumn Migrations
     Beware of the Coastal Invaders!
     Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
     Buoys
     Canyonlands National Park
     Capitol Reef National Park
     Congaree National Park
     Cuyahoga Valley National Park
     Do Not Stand Idly By
     Don't Worry About That Dorsal Fin!
     Effigy Mounds National Monument
     Erosion
     Everglades National Park
     Exploration - Lewis and Clark
     Gary Paulsen
     Gila Monsters
     Glacier National Park
     Grand Canyon
     Grand Teton National Park
     Greg Mortenson: International Peacemaker and Humanitarian, Part 2
     Greg Mortenson: International Peacemaker and Humanitarian, Part 3
     Greg Mortenson: International Peacemaker and Humanitarian, Part 1
     Groundhog Day Across the Country
     Helicopters
     How Do Hydroelectric Dams Work?
     How Is Paper Money Made?
     How People Affect Other Living Things
     How Water Changes Earth's Surface
     Hydropower
     Katmai National Park and Preserve
     Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
     Landslides: On the Road of Destruction
     Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
     Llama Love
     Mammoth Cave National Park
     Melting Glaciers
     Michael Scott
     Michigan: Home of the Cross in the Woods
     Niagara Falls
     Not If I Can Help It!
     Not Just Soldiers
     Okapis
     Piranhas
     Plains, Mountains, and Plateaus
     Platypus
     Rainbow Trout
     Rainy Day Memories, Part 2
     Road Trip: Arizona Style!
     Rocky Mountain National Park
     Sacagawea: Teen Pioneer
     Sacagawea: Teen Pioneer
     South America
     Swans
     The 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens
     The Christmas Tree Ship Disaster
     The Hatfield and McCoy Feud
     The Mystery of the Man in the Dark
     The Tri-State Tornado of 1925
     The Wild World of Water Polo
     Tidal Energy
     Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too
     Trail of Tears, Part 1
     Water Pollution in the Hudson River: Captain Maher's Story
     Water, Water Everywhere: Furious Floods
     What Are Cold Blooded Animals?
     What Is a "Tar Heel"?
     Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge? The Emily W. Roebling Story
     Will Hobbs
     Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
(Grades 9-12)
     Arizona Is a Natural Wonderland
     Edna Ferber
     Ernest J. Gaines
     Fort Snelling, Minnesota
     The American Appaloosa: State Horse of Idaho
     The Brooks and Baxter War
     The First Washington Apple
     The Long Island Express: The New England Hurricane of 1938
     The Old Man of the Mountain
     The Old Swamp Fox: General Francis Marion
     Thomas Fitzpatrick, AKA Broken Hand, Part 1
     Thomas Fitzpatrick, AKA Broken Hand, Part 2

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Mission Implausible

Geography
(Grades 1-2)
     Ancient Greece - Hercules
(Grades 3-5)
     Angola - Geography
     Armenia - Geography
     Brazil - Geography
     Bulgaria - Geography
     Chile - Geography
     Cote d'Ivoire - Geography
     Devil's Lake Fishing
     France - Geography
     Georgia - Geography
     Guyana - Geography
     Hungary - Geography
     India - Traditions
     Jordan - Geography
     Lebanon - Geography
     Malaysia - Geography
     Netherlands - Geography
     Norway - Geography
     Nothing Like Family
     Pakistan - Geography
     Paraguay - Geography
     Puerto Rico - Geography
     Spain - Geography
     Springtime Trail Ride
     Thailand - Geography
     The Beacons of Oregon
     The Charter Oak
     The Eruption of Mount St. Helens
     The Louisiana Purchase
     The Roaring Rapids
     The Space Needle
     The Star-Spangled Banner
     Turkey - Geography
     Uruguay - Geography
     Venezuela - Geography
     Vietnam - Geography
(Grades 6-8)
     Brazil - History
     Bulgaria - Culture
     Delaware - The Early History
     France - History
     Hungary - Culture
     Ireland - Celts
     Jordan - Culture
     Jordan - History
     Mammoth Cave
     Minnesota
     Nepal - Culture
     New Jersey
     Russia - Geography
     South Africa - Geography
     South Africa - History
     The Sioux
     Ukraine - History
     Uruguay - Culture: Horacio Quiroga
(Grades 9-12)
     Guyana - History
     Netherlands - History
     Paraguay - History
     Russia - History
     Suriname - History
     Vietnam - History


Finish the Story
     Excuse Me, Mr. Dinosaur (Grade 3-4)
     Cattle Drive (Grade 3-4)
     Minchin's King Cake (Grade 3-4)
     Where Shall We Go? (Grade 3-5)
     The Salmon Run (Grade 4-5)
     Spring Hike (Grade 4-5)
     The Superheroes Clean up the Earth (Grade 4-6)
     Field Trip to the Rainforest (Grade 6-8)
     Presidents' Day Who Am I? (Grade 6-8)
     The Best Field Trip Ever (Grade 7-9)


What Would You Do?
     Jonathon Finds Two Feathers (Grade 3-6)
     Winter Woes (Grade 3-6)
     If You Traveled West in a Prairie Schooner (Grade 3-6)
     Father's Day Without Dad (Grade 5-7)
     It's Against the Law (Grade 6-8)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     To Grandma's House We Go (Grade 2)
     The Four Dragons (Grades 2-3)
     The Quarrel (Grades 2-3)
     The Ungrateful Wolf: A Tale from the Pacific Northwest (Grades 2-3)
     How the Brave Pot-Maker Helped the Rajah: A Tale from India (Grades 2-4)
     How the Kangaroo Got Her Pouch: An Australian Aboriginal Legend (Grades 2-4)
     Mr. Sparrow and His Big Mouth (Grades 2-4)
     Turtle Goes on the Warpath: An Iroquois Tale (Grades 2-4)
     Raven and the Very Foolish Man (Grades 2-5)
     A New Home for Sloth (Grade 3)
     The Cuckoo: A Siberian Story (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the Amazing and Unique Everglades (Grades 3-5)
     The Great Rain: A Native American Legend (Grades 3-5)
     The King With Dirty Feet (Grades 3-5)
     The Talking Salmon (Grades 3-5)
     The Donkey's Tale (Grades 3-6)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)
     King Sejong and His Alphabet: A Korean Tale (Grades 4-5)
     Fine Feathers (Grades 4-6)
     The Blue Rose (Grades 4-6)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Make Me a Mummy (Grade 2-3)
     A Weekend in the Smokies (Grade 3-4)
     Desert Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     NH is for New Hampshire (Grade 3-5)
     Ocean Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Prairie Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     S Is For St. Patrick (Grade 3-5)
     ME is for Maine (Grade 3-6)
     The Ghost at Cave-in-Rock (Grade 4)
     Amazing Sharks (Grade 4-5)
     Extreme Floods (Grade 4-5)
     Glaciers (Grade 4-5)
     The Making of a Mummy (Grade 4-5)
     AK is for Alaska (Grade 4-6)
     AL is for Alabama (Grade 4-6)
     AR is for Arkansas (Grade 4-6)
     AZ is for Arizona (Grade 4-6)
     CA is for California (Grade 4-6)
     CO is for Colorado (Grade 4-6)
     CT is for Connecticut (Grade 4-6)
     IA is for Iowa (Grade 4-6)
     ID is for Idaho (Grade 4-6)
     IL is for Illinois (Grade 4-6)
     IN is for Indiana (Grade 4-6)
     KS is for Kansas (Grade 4-6)
     KY is for Kentucky (Grade 4-6)
     L is for Landforms (Grade 4-6)
     LA is for Louisiana (Grade 4-6)
     M Is for Map (Grade 4-6)
     Machu Picchu: The City in the Clouds (Grade 4-6)
     MN is for Minnesota (Grade 4-6)
     MO is for Missouri (Grade 4-6)
     MS is for Mississippi (Grade 4-6)
     MT is for Montana (Grade 4-6)
     NC is for North Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     ND is for North Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     NE is for Nebraska (Grade 4-6)
     NJ is for New Jersey (Grade 4-6)
     NM is for New Mexico (Grade 4-6)
     NY is for New York (Grade 4-6)
     OH is for Ohio (Grade 4-6)
     OR is for Oregon (Grade 4-6)
     SD is for South Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     The Iditarod: The Last Great Race on Earth (Grade 4-6)
     The Story of Cupid and Psyche (Grade 4-6)
     TN is for Tennessee (Grade 4-6)
     Tropical Rainforests (Grade 4-6)
     TX is for Texas (Grade 4-6)
     VA is for Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     WA is for Washington (Grade 4-6)
     WI is for Wisconsin (Grade 4-6)
     WV is for West Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     WY is for Wyoming (Grade 4-6)
     Fun Facts about America's First President (Grade 5-6)
     Jennifer Hudson (Grade 5-6)
     Muskoxen (Grade 5-6)
     Wet and Wild Water Slides (Grade 5-6)
     Extreme Destinations (Grade 5-7)
     What's Behind the Mask? (Grade 5-7)
     Chichén Itzá (Grade 5-8)
     Let's Go Riding: Snowmobile Fun! (Grade 5-8)
     Nessie and Friends: Famous Lake Monsters (Grade 5-8)
     Stonehenge (Grade 5-8)
     The Tower of London (Grade 5-8)
     Castles: Mighty Fortresses (Grade 6-8)
     The Bermuda Triangle (Grade 6-8)


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