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Names Bulletin Board
            "You're Swimming in a Super School" Bulletin Board


Very Quick Readers
     Penguins Are Built for Swimming (Very Quick Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Swimmer's Ear (Grades 1-2)
     Jenny Joins the Swim Team (Grades 3-4)
     An Ancient Swim Team-Sea Reptiles! (Grades 3-5)
     Synchronized Swimming (Grades 5-7)
     Olympic Swimming (Grades 5-7)
     From the Swimming Hole to Swimming for Medals (Grades 6-8)
     How Do Fish Swim in Schools? (Grades 6-8)


Read and Color Books
            The Book of Pets
            Purple Everywhere
            How Much is Zero?
            Carla Cow
            Scott's Special Day (March 26)
            A Flock Drops By (February 15)
            A Flock Drops By (February 15)
            Sam and Susie
            A Long Hike
            Balto the Bald Eagle
            Lake Day
            Six Silly Sheep
            Ducks
            Evan the Emu
            Harry the Harlequin
            Lee and Lena
            Mud Pies and Fireflies
            Pasha


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 3-5)
     Julie Krone - Female Jockey
(Grades 6-8)
     Terry Fox

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Being Safe in the Summer Fun
     Skin and its Care
(Grades 1-2)
     Canada's Prairie Farmers
     Come to the Reef
     If I Had...
(Grades 3-5)
     A Bicycle for Jake
     A Bubble Net and a Buffet
     A Collection of Best Friends
     A Letter from Laysan
     A New Friend
     Always Before Me!
     An Odd Fish, the Seahorse
     Andrew Clements
     Ann McGovern
     Bears
     Biff for President
     Blue Whales
     Can Children Live in the White House?
     Can Children Live in the White House?
     Cookie-Cutter Sharks
     Crocodiles and Alligators
     Crustaceans
     Duckling Summer
     Emperor Penguins
     Fascinating Frogs
     Fish of the Reef
     Flamingos
     Flippers and Whiskers
     Fourth of Julie
     Fran the Fish Sees a Pink Surprise
     Frogs and Toads
     Frogs
     Grandma's Helper Gets Help
     Great White Sharks
     Greenland Sharks
     Having a Safe Picnic
     How Are You Intelligent?
     I Can Do More!
     If You Give a Manatee a Cookie...
     It's Super Sockeye!
     Jacanas
     Jake and Jackie Have an Argument
     Job Lost and Found
     Julie Krone: Female Jockey
     Keith and the Otter Brothers
     Keith and the Tiger Tragedy
     Keith Interviews a Dragon
     Keith Interviews Jimmy, the Loggerhead Turtle
     Kenai Fjords National Park
     Life in a Tide Pool
     Locks of Love
     Lynx
     Making a Big Splash with Water Polo!
     Manatee Life
     Mantellas
     Meet Maya From Mexico
     Mermaids
     Papa Wood Duck's Gift
     Penguins
     Pine Cone Fun
     Polar Bear Ice-Capade
     Runoff
     Scientists Study the Melting Arctic Ice
     Seahorses Are Not Horses That Live in the Sea!
     Sharks
     Shining Sea, Come Back
     Slap Me Some Fin!
     Snakes
     Solar Energy
     Sports-Related Careers
     Swordfish
     The Aquarium
     The Best Sport
     The Cycle of the Seasons
     The Flying Panzer
     The Gentle Manatee
     The Life Cycle of a Frog
     The Mostest Bestest
     The Polar Bear
     The Puffin
     The Rhyme Comes First - Backwards Poetry
     The Thunderbird
     Tidal Pool
     Tuna
     Vision - How Your Eyes Handle Light
     Water
     Whales and Dolphins
     What a Day!
     What Did You Touch?
     What Is an Olympic Village?
     What's a Penguin?
     What's in The White House?
     Would You Fly If You Could?
     You Like Him Best!, Part 1
     You Like Him Best!, Part 4
(Grades 6-8)
     "Dutch" Reagan
     2000 Summer Olympics
     A Healthy Respiratory System
     A President's Day
     Acadia National Park
     Adélie Penguins
     Andrea's Fins
     Animals in the Ocean: the Biggest and the Smallest
     Animals in the White House - First Dogs
     Animals With Backbones
     Autumn Migrations
     Basking Sharks
     Beijing's Preparation for the 2008 Olympics
     Beluga Whales
     Billy Demong: Skier with an Odd Tattoo
     Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
     Captain Maher's Job: Is the Hudson River Safe?
     Children in the White House
     Children in the White House
     Children in the White House
     Cindy Neuschwander
     Clown Fish and Sea Anemones: Talk About Teamwork!
     Clues to Earth's Past
     Crocodilian Senses
     Do You Want To Visit Jupiter?
     Don't Worry About That Dorsal Fin!
     Endangered Dolphins
     Father's Day Fishing, Part 2
     Fibromyalgia
     Get Moving!
     Gray Whale Migration
     Hammerhead Sharks
     How Do Jellyfish Move?
     How Does Sunscreen Work?
     Jake and Jackie Organize Their Own Olympics
     Jellies
     Keeping Your Circulatory System Healthy
     Key Deer
     Krill
     Leatherback Sea Turtles
     Leisure Time
     Life During the Mesozoic Era
     Life During the Paleozoic Era
     Marfan Syndrome
     Melting Arctic Ice
     Not One, Not Two, But the Triathlon
     Olympic Swimming: Katie Hoff and Michael Phelps
     Our Sense of Hearing
     Platypus
     Polar Bears and Global Warming
     Polar Regions
     Polar Regions
     Pufferfish
     Pufferfish
     Rainy Day Memories, Part 2
     Robert Kimmel Smith
     Samantha Reed Smith, America's Youngest Ambassador
     Scarcity
     Sea Fireflies
     Sedna, Goddess of the Sea
     Ship in the Mist, Part 1
     Staying Cool
     Swans
     The Freshman 15
     The Inuit: People of the Ice
     The Monster of Lake Champlain
     The Mysterious Fever
     The Mystery of the Hidden Photograph, Part One
     The Sense of Touch: Ouch!
     The Wild World of Water Polo
     Water Pollution in the Hudson River: Captain Maher's Story
     What Is Sikhism?
     Where Will You Go on Your Vacation?
     Why Do We Have Earth Day?
     Wilma P. Mankiller: First Woman Chief of an American-Indian Nation
     Wobbegongs
(Grades 9-12)
     Energy from Water
     Life During the Cenozoic Era
     Ron Jones
     Sharon Creech

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     (E)state of Contentment

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     A Visit to Roger Williams Park Zoo
     Japanese Holidays
     The Moose of Maine
     Trip Down the Canyon
(Grades 3-5)
     Cote d'Ivoire - Geography
     Ecuador - Geography
     Fiji - Geography
     Hungary - Geography
     Jordan - Geography
     Nothing Like Family
     Pakistan - Geography
     Quebec Theme - Polar Bears
     The Bahamas - Geography
     The Columbus Day Weekend Trip
     The Roaring Rapids
(Grades 6-8)
     Canada - Daily Life
     Hungary - Culture
     Norway - Daily life
     Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
     The Bahamas - Culture


Finish the Story
     Cowabunga Divers (Grade 2-3)
     Hop In or Hold Tight? (Grade 2-4)
     A Froggy Surprise (Grade 2-4)
     Counting Penguins (Grade 3-4)
     Small Inventor Big Invention (Grade 3-4)
     Surprising Dad (Grade 3-4)
     Sailing into Danger (Grade 3-4)
     An Olympic Dream (Grade 3-4)
     Eastern Escape (Grade 3-4)
     Under the Sea (Grade 3-5)
     A Big Foot (Grade 3-5)
     A Growing Goldfish! (Grade 3-5)
     The Most Fantastic Pizzas! (Grade 3-6)
     The Big Wheel Is in a Wheelchair (Grade 3-6)
     The Flying Penguin (Grade 3-6)
     The Bottle on the Beach (Grade 3-6)
     Megan Bakes Zucchini Bread (Grade 3-6)
     The Frozen Turkey Dilemma (Grade 3-6)
     Falling for School (Grade 4)
     The Salmon Run (Grade 4-5)
     Floating on the Ocean (Grade 4-6)
     Martha Manatee Hears a Roar! (Grade 4-6)
     The Perfect Summer Job (Grade 6-8)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Offshore Friends (Grades 1-2)
     Birds of a Feather (Grades 1-3)
     Penny Penguin Finds a Home (Grades 1-3)
     Don't Forget Your Vitamins and Minerals! (Grades 2-3)
     Penguins of Antarctica: All About Adelies (Grades 2-3)
     Pretty Inside (Grades 2-3)
     Sea Animal Summer (Grades 2-3)
     The Wonderful World of Whales (Grades 2-3)
     Which Sport for Me? (Grades 2-3)
     Antarctica: Life in a Frozen Land (Grades 2-4)
     At the Zoo (Grades 2-4)
     Big Turtle: A Native American Story (Grades 2-4)
     How Bear Lost His Tail: An Iroquois Legend (Grades 2-4)
     Reading the Sports Page (Grades 2-4)
     Ocean Animals (Grade 3)
     Why the Carabao Moves So Slowly: A Filipino Tale (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the Amazing and Unique Everglades (Grades 3-5)
     Spring and Summer Holidays (Grades 3-5)
     The Great Rain: A Native American Legend (Grades 3-5)
     The King With Dirty Feet (Grades 3-5)
     The Hearty Animals of the Polar Region (Grades 3-6)
     Warm, Wet, and Lush: Life in the Rain Forest (Grades 3-6)
     Organization (Grades 6-7)


Reluctant Reader Books
     A Message from Rover (Grade 2-3)
     Emperor Penguins (Grade 2-3)
     If I Lived at the White House... (Grade 2-3)
     Strange But True: Wacky World Records About the Human Body (Grade 2-3)
     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Laws (Grade 2-3)
     Stu and Sally Stingray (Grade 2-4)
     Mind Your Animal Manners (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Jack Jumps (Story #3) (Grade 3-4)
     What Do Animals Do During the Winter? (Grade 3-4)
     Ocean Habitat (Grade 3-5)
     There Once Was a Creature That Swallowed Another (Grade 3-5)
     Grammar Zoo Train (Grade 3-6)
     Joey Roo and Something New (Grade 3-6)
     Amazing Sharks (Grade 4-5)
     Bethany Hamilton: Shark Attack Survivor (Grade 4-5)
     Bright Lights in the Deep, Dark Sea (Grade 4-5)
     Cycling's Superstar: Lance Armstrong (Grade 4-5)
     It's All in the Numbers: Wild and Wacky Number Truths (Grade 4-5)
     My Body Can Do That? (Grade 4-5)
     Play Hard, Stay Safe (Grade 4-5)
     Robert Ballard and the Search for the Titanic (Grade 4-5)
     Sharks (Grade 4-5)
     Ten Fascinating Facts About Bats (Grade 4-5)
     The Titanic: The "Unsinkable Ship" that Sank (Grade 4-5)
     Want to be an Astronaut? (Grade 4-5)
     Welcome to Army Ranger School (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Shark Attack (Grade 4-5)
     Anne Frank (Grade 4-6)
     GA is for Georgia (Grade 4-6)
     Marculus Goes to Summer Camp (Grade 4-6)
     MD is for Maryland (Grade 4-6)
     NC is for North Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     Savannah Banana Loves Yellow (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to Find Your Hidden Talent (Grade 4-6)
     The Magic Shower Stall, Book Two (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Three (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Two (Grade 4-6)
     Werewolves (Grade 4-6)
     WV is for West Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     Pirate Ships and Pirate Crews (Grade 4-8)
     Amazing Spiders (Grade 5-6)
     Nessie and Friends: Famous Lake Monsters (Grade 5-8)
     The World of Skateboarding (Grade 5-8)
     The Bermuda Triangle (Grade 6-8)


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