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Plants
             Plants



Read and Color
            Pete's Pumpkin Seed


Summer Reading Incentive
            Read to Seed


Short Readers
     Where Do Seeds Come From? (Short Reader; Grade 1-3 Readability)
     The Secret Life of Seeds (Short Reader; Grade 2-4 Readability)
     From a Seed to a Sunflower (Short Reader; Grade 2-4 Readability)
     How Many Seeds Are In Your Pumpkin? (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Characteristics of Seed Plants (Grades 6-8)
     Characteristics of Seed Plants (Grades 6-8)


Finish the Story
     My Story: Growing Up as a Seed (Grade 2-3)
     Wishing Seeds (Grade 2-3)


Read and Color Books
            One Hundred Days of School
            Sylvia Squirrel's Rainy Day
            From Pumpkin to Jack-O-Lantern
            A Grasshopper Grows
            The Quail Has Quite a Family
            Apples
            A Fairy Celebration (June 23)
            Sandy the Sunflower Reaches the Sky
            Our Friends, the Birds (January 5)
            Fruity Secrets
            Squirrels
            Six Silly Sheep
            The Mean Queen
            Evan the Emu
            Poppy's Petunias


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Eli Whitney
     Eli Whitney
     Jethro Tull
     Johnny Appleseed

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Are You Eating My Wheat?
(Grades 1-2)
     Aunt Tilly's Garden
     My Red Hen
     Shoots and Roots
     Summer Fun
     The House Wren and the Dandelion: A Lesson in Trust
     The Pine Cone
(Grades 3-5)
     A Good Idea
     A Honey of a Bee!
     A Long, Orange Finger
     All Animals Need to Eat Right
     An Apple for ~NAME0~
     Bats...Helpful or Harmful?
     Bats: Furry, Flying Mammals
     Bears
     Bird Feeders
     Birds and Beaks
     Chickens
     Comparing Plants and Animals
     Cones Are Like Flowers
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 1
     Does Kentucky Really Have Blue Grass?
     Eros and Psyche
     Food & Dining
     Freedmen: When is a Slave not a Slave?
     From a Plant to a Pumpkin
     Habitants of Quebec
     Handmade African Instruments
     Henry Hardy's Rampaging Pumpkin
     Honeybees
     How Noble Fir Became a Christmas Tree
     In Winter
     Jacanas
     Jack's Lantern
     Jerboas
     Lewis and Clark Make New Discoveries
     Maize
     Mrs. Badger's Honey Cake
     Mrs. Kim's Class Meets the Dodo
     Now and Then - Everyday Life in a New England Town
     One Very Good Day
     Paratrooper, Part 1 - First Jump
     Pine Cone Feeder (includes craft)
     Pine Cone Fort
     Pine Cone Walk
     Plant Life Cycles
     Plant Parts
     Planting a Vegetable Garden
     Ptarmigans
     Rachel Interviews Aaron the Desert Locust
     Rainforest in Daylight
     Scrambled Eggs
     Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
     Small Sparrows
     Songbirds
     Stages of Plant Growth
     Sukkot Surprise
     Thank a Farmer!
     The Forest Floor
     The Golden Fleece
     The Indians and Thanksgiving
     The Lying ~NAME0~ Learns His Lesson
     The Nez Perce
     The Pumpkin Race
     The Red Maple Spreads Its Wings
     The Tooth Jar
     Tree Squirrels
     Tulip, the True-Blue Kangaroo
     Up, Up, and Away!
     Warpaint Emerald Dragonflies
     Wendy's World- Three Branches
     Westward Ho
     What are They Doing to My Food?
     What Is Inside the Earth?
     What Would We Eat Without Plants?
     What's for Lunch?
     Wild Turkeys
     Woodlands Indians
     ~NAME0~ Learns a Lesson
(Grades 6-8)
     A Whacky Good Time with Piņatas
     All About Apples: A Brief History of Apples
     America's New Year Celebration: The Tournament of Roses
     Anaxagoras
     As American As Apple Pie
     At McDonald's
     Beginning of the Darfur Conflict
     Bird Adaptations
     Building a Better Mousetrap, Part 1
     California Missions
     Children on the Mayflower
     Clues to Earth's Past
     Compacts and Cliques
     Crickets
     Dandelions
     Drought in Zambia
     Effects of Genetic Engineering
     Eliza Lucas
     Exodusters
     Farmers and Ranchers
     Fiber
     Fungi - Friends or Foes?
     Gifts from the Rainforest
     Gorillas
     Gross But Edible Foods
     Growing Wheat on the Great Plains
     Halloween Can Be Frightfully Fun
     Hoary Marmots
     How Do People Protect Plants and Animals?
     How Does Paint Work?
     How Is Tabasco Sauce Made?
     Indian Food and a Short History of Spices
     Insects
     Johannes Kepler and the Mystery of Six-Cornered Snowflakes
     Kangaroo Rats
     Karen Hesse
     Korea - How the Cold War Got Hot
     Machines for the Industrial Revolution
     More Gross but Edible Foods
     Native American Pottery
     Orangutans
     Piranha
     Piranhas
     Plant Adaptations
     Plant Adaptations
     Plant Behaviors and Evolution
     Plant Parts
     Plant Parts
     Planting a Garden
     Poinsett: the Man Behind the Flower
     Poisonous Plants
     Red or Green, Some Like Them Hot
     Saguaro National Park
     Samuel Slater and the Spinning Machine
     Scavenging Fun
     Secretary of Agriculture
     Serfs Work the Land
     Shadow Plays
     Six Kingdoms
     Skeletal System - Healthy Bones
     Slave Economy
     Smokeless Tobacco
     Solon
     Spider Monkeys
     Starting the Day on a Good Note
     Starting Your Own Business
     Temperate Rain Forests
     The Aztecs, Part 2
     The Boston Tea Party
     The Fox Learns a Lesson: Start With Yourself
     The Galapagos Islands
     The Incas, Part 2
     The Intolerable Acts
     The Kiwi
     The Nez Perce People
     The Plant Kingdom
     The Structure of a Root
     Thomas Ponders Genetically Engineered Food
     Tundra
     Turkeys
     Vegetarians
     What Is a Taiga?
     What Is Composition?
     Wholly Mole!
     Working in the Lowell Mills
     Wrap Up a Tamale
     Your Pet's Friend - Your Veterinarian
(Grades 9-12)
     Anton Chekhov
     GMOs and the Environment, Part 1
     Indus Valley Civilization
     Natural Selection
     Tallies and Tablets - The Origins of Mathematics
     The "Beat" of a Different Drum - Rebels of the Nifty Fifties
     The First Washington Apple
     The Rogue and Red River Wars

Stories
(Grades 1-2)
     The Winter Spring Garden

Animals
(Grades 3-5)
     Chipmunks
     Marmots
     Prevost's Squirrels
     Shrews
     Springhares
(Grades 6-8)
     Chimpanzees
     Kiwis
     Snow Monkeys
     The Mixed-up Okapi

Geography
(Grades 3-5)
     Brazil - Geography
     Tournament of Roses Parade
     Vietnam - Geography
(Grades 6-8)
     "You're Doing Fine, Oklahoma!"
     Kenya - Traditions and Daily Life
     Tennessee's First People


Finish the Story
     Pine Cone Mystery (Grade 2-3)
     Halloween Pumpkin Faces (Grade 3-4)
     Itchy Witchy and the Giant Pumpkins (Grade 3-4)
     Paul and Paula's Pumpkin Puzzle (Grade 3-6)
     The Pine Cone Design (Grade 3-6)
     A Pumpkin's Fate (Grade 3-7)
     Easter Cleaning (Grade 4-5)
     Crossing the Ocean to America (Grade 4-6)


What Would You Do?
     The Lemonade Stand Dilemma (Grade 3-5)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     All Kinds of Farmers (Grades 1-2)
     Is It Spring Yet? (Grades 1-3)
     The Pine Tree Problem (Grades 1-3)
     I Want to Be a Jack-O-Lantern (Grades 2-3)
     The Old Wild Goose Tries to Keep Winter from Coming (Grades 2-4)
     The Pear Tree (Grades 2-4)
     The Tale of Tafari: How Spiders Learned to Weave (Grades 3-4)
     Why Bats Fly at Night: A Story from Laos (Grades 3-4)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)


Reluctant Reader Books
     The Story of an Apple (Grade 1-3)
     P.U. Plants (Grade 3-4)
     Desert Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     From the Ground Up (Grade 3-5)
     Prairie Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     Ants (Grade 4-5)
     Busting Bad Luck Myths (Grade 4-5)
     Ten Fascinating Facts About Bats (Grade 4-5)
     CA is for California (Grade 4-6)
     It's a Chocolate Thing (Grade 4-6)
     KS is for Kansas (Grade 4-6)
     ND is for North Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     The Story of Cupid and Psyche (Grade 4-6)
     Animals on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)
     Endangered Animals (Grade 5-8)
     Let's Eat: Unusual Foods! (Grade 5-8)
     Plants on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 5-8)


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