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Activities
            Ship Suffixes


Short Readers
     Elizabeth Burgin and the Prison Ships (Short Reader; Grade 6-8 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Ghost Ships of Lake Ontario, Part 1 (Grades 4-5)
     Ghost Ships of Lake Ontario, Part 2 (Grades 4-5)
     Ghost Ships of Lake Ontario, Part 3 (Grades 4-5)
     On a Ship to the New World (Grades 4-6)
     Letter from a Slave Ship (Grades 5-6)
     Coffin Ship to America, Part 1 (Grades 5-7)
     Coffin Ship to America, Part 2 (Grades 5-7)
     Ship in the Mist, Part 1 (Grades 6-7)
     Ship in the Mist, Part 2 (Grades 6-7)
     Life on an Explorer's Ship (Grades 6-8)
     The Christmas Tree Ship Disaster (Grades 6-8)
     The Nosy Space Ship (Grades 7-9)


Reluctant Reader Books
     The Titanic: The "Unsinkable Ship" that Sank (Grade 4-5)
     Pirate Ships and Pirate Crews (Grade 4-8)


Literature Book Units
     Viking Ships at Sunrise (Magic Tree House #15) (Grades 1-3)


Read and Color Books
            Unsinkable Molly Brown
            The Golden Door: Ellis Island


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     P. T. Barnum

Miscellaneous
(Grades 3-5)
     A Hairy Invader
     A Letter from Laysan
     A Teddy Bear's Wish
     Ada Blackjack: Heroine of the Arctic
     An E-mail from Foster Fog
     Attack on Vinland
     Be an Informed Consumer
     Canada and World War II
     Canada in World War II
     Cheetahs
     Coming to Canada
     Crater Lake National Park
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 3
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 4
     Glacier Bay National Park
     Glaciers: Moving Rivers of Ice
     Hatshepsut, the Adventurous Lady Pharaoh
     How Does Sonar Work?
     Jake and Jackie Learn about Mailing a Package
     Lunar Swap
     Molly the Cuttlefish
     Oh Say Can You See....and Sing: The National Anthem
     Pablo's Farming Trouble: Drug Trafficking in Colombia
     Paratrooper, Part 1 - First Jump
     Petra, Jordan
     Private Joseph Plumb Martin - Revolutionary War Soldier
     Railroads
     Settling the West
     The Cattle Industry Grows
     The Gold Rush
     The Great Depression
     The Halifax Explosion
     The Plaque on the Wall
     The Real Toy Story
     The Southern Economy
     The Space Ghost, Part 1
     The Space Ghost, Part 2
     The Space Ghost, Part 3
     USS Arizona National Memorial
     Welcome to America
     Westward Ho!
     Whales and Dolphins
(Grades 6-8)
     A Great Wide Land
     A Mistake That Worked
     A Short History on Marathon
     A Star Spangled Performance, Part 2
     Aftermath of the Civil War
     Animals in the White House - First Dogs
     Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt: Working for a Living in the 1890s, Part 2
     Anti-Slavery Movement
     Antonio - an Italian Immigrant
     Archimedes
     Avi
     Banana Spiders
     Banking in the Renaissance
     Betsy Ross
     Beware of the Coastal Invaders!
     Biopower - the Answer to the Oil Shortage?
     Books Tell the Story
     Brunelleschi's Dome
     Building a Better Mousetrap, Part 1
     Business Booms During the Renaissance!
     Captain William Bligh
     Changing Your Name on Ellis Island
     Children on the Mayflower
     Conflict Over the Three Gorges Dam
     Dancers
     Daniel Defoe
     Davy Crockett - Born in the Frontier
     Effects of Reconstruction
     Effects of Reconstruction
     Endangered Dolphins
     Fort Sumter
     Galapagos Giant Tortoises
     Gary Schmidt
     Gentle Judo
     Giovanni da Verrazano
     Glaciers
     Going to Work in the 1800s
     Gothic Literature
     Grandpa's Christmas Tree Farm
     Gravity
     Gray Whale Migration
     Halifax's Deadly Explosion
     Hernando Cortes
     Home Sweet Gingerbread Home
     How Do Windmills Produce Energy?
     How Does Your Boat Float?
     How Is Tabasco Sauce Made?
     Hugs For Heroes: The Story of Bailey Reese
     Imagination - Thinking Outside the Box
     Immigrating by Boat
     Injuries and Illness
     Jackie O
     Jean Studies U.S. History, Part 2
     John Manjiro- Accidental Visitor
     Jonathan Swift
     Karen Hesse
     Lady Liberty Gets a Makeover!
     Ler Shee's Story: Myanmar Cyclone Relief
     Lunar Apples
     Macramé
     Military Air Forces
     Napoleon Bonaparte
     Naval Warfare
     North America
     Nuclear Testing in North Korea
     Pablo's Problem: Drug Trafficking in Colombia
     Permanent Human Colony
     Phillis Wheatley
     Phillis Wheatley- Childhood of a Poet
     Poinsett: the Man Behind the Flower
     Predicting the Weather
     Predicting the Weather
     Really Down on the Farm - "Sockless Jerry" and the Populist Party
     Recycling: Something Old Is New Again
     Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main
     Savannah, Georgia: A City of Firsts
     Susie Baker - Black Teacher
     The 1993 Storm of the Century
     The Titanic Disaster's Aftermath
     The Albatross
     The Chinese Exclusion Act
     The Great Lakes
     The Greeks: Masters of Invention, Part 1
     The Greeks: Masters of Invention, Part 2
     The Important Role of Women During World War II
     The Liberty Bell
     The Liberty Bell
     The Mississippi River
     The Navigator's Tools
     The New Morran Family
     The New Ocean
     The Pilgrims' Life in the New World
     The Prairie Schooner, AKA the Covered Wagon
     The Slave Trade
     The Street Children of Ecuador
     The War of Spanish Succession
     Thomas Ponders Genetically Engineered Food
     Vicksburg
     Wernher Von Braun
     Whaling Controversy
     What Are Hurricanes?
     What Is a "Tar Heel"?
     What Is Embroidery?
     What Is Meteorology?
     What Makes Your Boat Float?
     Where Will You Go on Your Vacation?
     Why Do We Have Earth Day?
     Why Some Immigrants Went Home
     William Kurelek
     William Otter- Street Scholar
     World War II, Part 1
     World War II, Part 2
(Grades 9-12)
     Earth's Oldest Animals?
     Immigrants Against Their Will
     J.D. Salinger
     Myanmar Cyclone Relief: Ler Shee's Story
     Roger Williams: Founder of Providence, Rhode Island
     Stephen Crane
     The "Maine" Reason to Pick Your Teeth
     The Merci Train
     The Filipinos in Alaska
     The Long Island Express: The New England Hurricane of 1938
     The Old Swamp Fox: General Francis Marion
     United States Immigration Laws in the 18th and 19th Centuries
     Why Did the Germans Come to America?
     Why Did the Irish Come to America?

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Thanksgiving Program

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     Ancient Egypt - History
     Australia
(Grades 3-5)
     Guyana - Geography
     Madagascar - Geography
     Panama - Geography
     The Bahamas - Geography
     The Beacons of Oregon
     The Space Needle
     The Star-Spangled Banner
(Grades 6-8)
     Bulgaria - Culture
     Ecuador - Culture
     Hey, Kool-Aid
     Malaysia - History
     Norway - History
     Pennsylvania
     South Africa - History
     Suriname - Culture
(Grades 9-12)
     Ancient Greece - History
     Cote d'Ivoire - History
     Cuba - History
     Falkland Islands - History
     Panama - History
     The Bahamas - History
     Vietnam - History


Finish the Story
     Like the Mountains of Home (Grade 3-4)
     Super Grandparents (Grade 3-4)
     Off Limits (Grade 3-4)
     Raiders on Lambay (Grade 3-4)
     A Voyage to Remember (Grade 3-5)
     To Cruise or Not to Cruise (Grade 3-6)
     My Friend Chris (Grade 4-5)
     Gingerbread in Space (Grade 4-5)
     Asteroid Drummer (Grade 4-5)
     A Penchant for Trouble (Grade 4-5)
     Floating on the Ocean (Grade 4-6)
     Crossing the Ocean to America (Grade 4-6)
     Colonial Times: Violet Considers Freedom (Grade 5-6)
     Right to Be Free (Grade 5-8)
     Icy Adventure (Grade 6-8)
     Sailing the High Seas (Grade 6-8)
     Domingo's Voyage (Grade 6-8)
     Columbus Day Debate (Grade 6-8)
     Bound for the North Pole (Grade 6-8)
     The Best Field Trip Ever (Grade 7-9)


What Would You Do?
     If You Were An Immigrant in 1893 (Grade 6-8)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     All About Mardi Gras (Grades 3-4)
     Cheng and Jian: The Story of Two Chinese Brothers (Grades 3-4)
     He Sailed the Ocean Blue (Grade 4)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Attack on the High Seas (Grade 2-3)
     Meet Dr. Seuss (Grade 2-3)
     Dylan and Cole Sprouse (Grade 3-5)
     NH is for New Hampshire (Grade 3-5)
     Marculus Gets Another Pet (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Gets his License (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Has Pet Problems (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Earth (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Visits Washington, D.C. (Grade 3-6)
     ME is for Maine (Grade 3-6)
     RI is for Rhode Island (Grade 3-6)
     Weird Earth Sayings (Grade 3-6)
     Aliens: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 4-5)
     Glaciers (Grade 4-5)
     How I Survived the Pirate Attack (Grade 4-5)
     Military Machines (Grade 4-5)
     Robert Ballard and the Search for the Titanic (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Lost at Sea (Grade 4-5)
     AK is for Alaska (Grade 4-6)
     CT is for Connecticut (Grade 4-6)
     GA is for Georgia (Grade 4-6)
     IN is for Indiana (Grade 4-6)
     KY is for Kentucky (Grade 4-6)
     Marculus Gets a Job (Grade 4-6)
     Marculus Visits a Carnival (Grade 4-6)
     MD is for Maryland (Grade 4-6)
     MI is for Michigan (Grade 4-6)
     More Weird Earth Sayings (Grade 4-6)
     Oh, the Stories He Wrote! The Life of Dr. Seuss (Grade 4-6)
     SC is for South Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     T Is for Thanksgiving (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Three (Grade 4-6)
     Jennifer Hudson (Grade 5-6)
     Fossils From Bone Cabin Quarry, 1898 (Grade 5-7)
     Level Up: The Making of a Video Game (Grade 5-7)
     Alcatraz: The Rock (Grade 5-8)
     Endangered Animals (Grade 5-8)
     Famous Pirates (Grade 5-8)
     Lighthouses (Grade 5-8)
     Pirates: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 5-8)
     Stories from the Bermuda Triangle: Flight 19 (Grade 6-7)
     Castles: Mighty Fortresses (Grade 6-8)
     The Bermuda Triangle (Grade 6-8)


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