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Read and Color
            Mapping Countries, States, Cities, and Towns


Reading Comprehensions
     Pizza Town
     A Visit to a Ghost Town (Grades 2-3)
     Countries, States, Cities, and Towns (Grades 3-4)
     Now and Then - Everyday Life in a New England Town (Grades 3-4)
     Tombstone, Arizona, "The Town Too Tough To Die" (Grades 5-7)
     Virginia City - A Boom Town (Grades 6-8)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Kelly Pickler: From Small Town Girl to Big Time Star (Grade 4-5)


Finish the Story
     Prairie Dog Town (Grade 2-3)
     Disaster at Gingerbread Town (Grade 4-5)


Literature Book Units
     Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Tree House #10) (Grades 3-4)
     When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (Grades 4-8)
     Our Town (Grades 9-12)
     When the Circus Came to Town (Grades 3-5)


Read and Color Books
            I'd Like to Be a Judge
            Unsinkable Molly Brown
            My Daddy Is a Fireman
            Cinco de Mayo
            The Terror of Tinkerton
            Timmy the Turkey
            Farmer Jim
            Farmer Fuller's Fig Farm
            Yancy Yak from Yakima
            Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full? (May 31)
            Memorial Day


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Miscellaneous
(Grades 1-2)
     The Christmas Wish
(Grades 3-5)
     An E-mail from Tommy the Tornado
     And Called It Macaroni
     Andrew Clements
     Barbara Robinson
     Beverly Cleary
     Beverly Cleary
     Birthday Present
     Coming Home
     Construction Workers
     Fourth of July Sister
     George Stanley
     Groundhog Day!
     Ibis
     Jamal's Journey
     Jamie's Dream
     Library Beginnings
     Making a Difference in Faraway Lands
     Mother's Day
     Police Cadet
     Rachel Interviews Fred the Flea
     The Great American Smokeout
     The Milkmaid and Her Pail
     The Mischievous Dog
     The Mystery of the Bone that Grew
     The Mystery of the Bone that Grew
     The Sounds, Scents, and Stories of Christmas
     The Wheels on the Bus Need a Driver!
     What's a Map?
     Where Do You Live?
(Grades 6-8)
     "I Will Fight No More Forever"- Chief Joseph
     A Brief History of Hygiene
     A Montessori School
     A National Holiday for Giving Thanks
     Alex Flinn
     All About Apples: A Brief History of Apples
     Annie Wignall's Care Bags
     Barbara Robinson
     Bill Pickett, "The Bull-Dogger"
     Breckenridge, Colorado, Part of Colorado's Playground
     Calvin Coolidge
     Capitol Reef National Park
     Celebrating Freedom
     Chief Quanah Parker: Last Chief of the Comanches
     Community - A Place to Belong
     Consider the Consequences
     Deadwood, South Dakota: Legendary Black Hills Landmark
     Death Smog In Donora, Pennsylvania
     Destruction - The Dirty Thirties
     E. L. Konigsburg
     Eatonville
     Elisha Otis: Elevator Safety Brake
     Fast Cars and a Famous Track
     First a Poem For Kids, Now a Pledge to the Flag
     Florence Harding
     Gary Schmidt
     Greg Mortenson: International Peacemaker and Humanitarian, Part 2
     Greg Mortenson: International Peacemaker and Humanitarian, Part 3
     Groundhog Day Across the Country
     Hoovervilles
     How Does a Nor'easter Work?
     Huntsville, Alabama, The Rocket City
     Indian Territory Becomes the State of Oklahoma
     Industrial Revolution
     Javed in Pakistan: A Problem with Illiteracy
     Javed's Schooling in Pakistan
     John Coy
     Johnny Clem, "Drummer Boy of Chickamauga"
     Jubilee Celebration
     Karen Cushman
     Karen Hesse
     Lead in Toys: Mrs. Cooney Worries
     Michigan: Home of the Cross in the Woods
     Mitch Albom
     Mrs. Cooney Worries about Lead in Toys
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Four
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part One
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Three
     Mystery of the Missing Gold, Part Two
     Natural Disasters: Disasters or Blessings?
     Our Nation's Oldest City: St. Augustine, Florida
     Our Summer Visitor
     Phil's Big Day
     Picabo Street, the Downhill Dynamo
     Pikes Peak: The Most Visited Mountain in North America
     Raccoons
     Research - The Big Move
     Road Trip: Arizona Style!
     Sinclair Lewis
     Sinead and John Kerr: Ice Dancers with Big Dreams
     Thanksgiving Kitchen
     The "Witches" of Salem, Massachusetts: Part 2
     The "Witches" of Salem, Massachusetts: Part 1
     The 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak
     The 1993 Storm of the Century
     The History of Red Ribbon Week
     The History of the Bear Flag of California
     The Last Monday in May
     The Legacy of the Snowman
     The Legend of Casey Jones
     The Lost Wig
     The Mysterious Double Life of Miss Fluffy
     The Mystery of the Hidden Photograph, Part Two
     The Mystery of the Newspaper Bandit
     The Race to Nome: The 1925 Alaska Serum Run
     The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918
     The Tri-State Tornado of 1925
     Trail of Tears, Part 1
     Train Bombing in Madrid
     Twist and Shout: A Tornado is Coming!
     Vinotok: The Burning of the Grump
     Warnings - Do Not Ignore Them!
     Warren Harding
     Wilson Rawls
     ˇEs El Cinco de Mayo! - It's Cinco de Mayo!
(Grades 9-12)
     Arizona Is a Natural Wonderland
     Autumn Across America
     Connecticut Composer Charles Ives
     Edna Ferber
     Fort Snelling, Minnesota
     Harper Lee
     Henrik Ibsen
     Hurricane Katrina, August 2005
     International Year of Sanitation: Saliha's Story
     Ishmael Beah
     Jean Ferris
     Misguided Fanatic or Hero? John Brown
     Olive Ann Burns
     Robert Cormier
     Robert Lipsyte
     Ron Jones
     The Merci Train
     The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964
     The Long Island Express: The New England Hurricane of 1938
     The Old Swamp Fox: General Francis Marion
     Thornton Wilder
     Wisconsin's House on the Rock

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Another Neighborhood
     Courage and Victory
     Falling Star
     The Dairy Model
(Grades 6-8)
     Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Geography
(Grades 3-5)
     Angola - Geography
     Bulgaria - Geography
     Chile - Geography
     France - Geography
     His Name Was "Buffalo Bill"
     India - Geography
     Indonesia - Geography
     Ireland - Geography
     Kenya - Geography
     Madagascar - Geography
     Malaysia - Geography
     Malaysia - Traditions and Daily life
     Nicaragua - Geography
     Paraguay - Geography
     Poland - Geography
     Russia - Traditions and Daily Life
     Spain - Geography
     Thailand - Geography
     The 42nd President - William Jefferson Clinton
     The Race of All Races
     The World of Jazz
     Tournament of Roses Parade
     Twister!
     Walnut Grove, Minnesota
     Wings of Oshkosh
(Grades 6-8)
     Brazil - History
     Bulgaria - Culture
     Chile - Culture: Pablo Neruda
     Croatia - Traditions and Culture
     Driving in the Big Sky
     Ecuador - Culture
     Finland - Culture
     Germany - Culture (Johann Gutenberg)
     Iceland - Culture
     Ireland - Celts
     John Grisham - Author
     Jordan - Culture
     Larry Bird – "The Hick from French Lick"
     Lithuania - Culture
     Madagascar - Culture
     Norway - Daily life
     Pennsylvania
     Ramona Quimby's Creator
     Russia - Holidays
     Spain - History
     The Bahamas - Culture
     The History of Colorado
     The Music of Detroit—Motown of the 60s
     The Queen of Talk Shows
     Twelve Seconds That Changed the World
(Grades 9-12)
     Bulgaria - History
     Chile - History
     Lebanon - History
     Netherlands - History
     Russia - History
     The Bahamas - History


Finish the Story
     New Kid in the Math Class (Grade 2)
     Pine Cone Mystery (Grade 2-3)
     A World without Trees (Grade 2-3)
     Advertising Mom (Grade 2-4)
     Trouble in the Lab (Grade 2-4)
     Math Test (Grade 3)
     A World of Bikes (Grade 3-4)
     Western Move (Grade 3-4)
     Rushing into Trouble (Grade 3-4)
     Runaway to Freedom (Grade 3-4)
     Ramsey's Surprise (Grade 3-4)
     Like the Mountains of Home (Grade 3-4)
     Super Grandparents (Grade 3-4)
     Jumping Jack (Grade 3-4)
     Jordan Joins the Circus (Grade 3-4)
     An Unusual Gift (Grade 3-5)
     Library Book Lost...and Found? (Grade 3-5)
     The Werewolf Disorder (Grade 3-5)
     The Bright Red Sled (Grade 3-6)
     Terence the Turkey Has a Plan (Grade 3-6)
     How to Build the Biggest Snowman (Grade 3-6)
     Fourth of July Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     A Bucket Full of Trouble (Grade 3-6)
     Another Day on the Farm (Grade 3-6)
     First Wedding (Grade 4)
     Snowflake Magic (Grade 4-5)
     The Secret of Gingerbread (Grade 4-5)
     Meeting Martin (Grade 4-5)
     Cinco de Mayo Mistake (Grade 4-5)
     Zip and Zing Take a Vacation (Grade 4-6)
     A New Holiday to Celebrate (Grade 4-6)
     Pop Block (Grade 4-6)
     Having the Flu and a House Guest during Spring Break (Grade 4-6)
     Evil Wishes, Like Chickens, Come Home to Roost (Grade 4-6)
     A Musical Problem (Grade 5-8)
     I Got It (Grade 6-8)
     The Perfect Summer Job (Grade 6-8)
     Inauguration Day (Grade 6-8)
     The Best Field Trip Ever (Grade 7-9)


What Would You Do?
     Doug's Dilemma: Graffiti (Grade 3-6)
     Where Is Petersburg Philly? (Grade 3-6)
     Save the Planet One Kid at a Time (Grade 3-6)
     Where Will Frisky Stay? (Grade 3-6)
     What Do You Say? (Grade 6-8)
     Please Lie for Me! (Grade 6-8)
     National American Indian Heritage Month (Grade 8-10)
     College Dorm or Stay at Home? (Grade 11-12)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     A Talking Bear Learns about Manners (Grades 1-2)
     At the Park (Grades 1-2)
     Hats for Everyone (Grades 1-3)
     To Grandma's House We Go (Grade 2)
     Animal Names (Grades 2-3)
     Sea Animal Summer (Grades 2-3)
     Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (Grades 3-4)
     The Story of the Stone Lion (Grades 3-4)
     Building a New Park (Grades 3-5)
     The Naughty Dog (Grades 3-5)
     The Donkey's Tale (Grades 3-6)
     Going to the Circus (Grade 4)
     Manners Mayhem at the Movie Theater (Grades 4-5)
     Reginald Flips His Wig (Grades 4-6)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Attack on the High Seas (Grade 2-3)
     Clowning Around (Grade 2-3)
     Goodies for Good Friends (Grade 2-3)
     Strange but True: Wild and Wacky Laws (Grade 2-3)
     Let's Meet Harriet Tubman (Grade 2-4)
     Porter's Letters to Griffin (Grade 3)
     Life on a Tour Bus (Grade 3-4)
     Room 127: Alex's X-Ray Vision (Grade 3-4)
     Auto Racing (Grade 3-5)
     Collecting For a Collection (Grade 3-5)
     NH is for New Hampshire (Grade 3-5)
     Reaching for the Goal (Grade 3-5)
     S Is For St. Patrick (Grade 3-5)
     Taylor Swift (Grade 3-5)
     A Shooting Star over the Shoe Store (Grade 3-6)
     RI is for Rhode Island (Grade 3-6)
     The Big Prize (Grade 3-6)
     Harriet Tubman (Grade 4-5)
     It's All in the Numbers: Wild and Wacky Number Truths (Grade 4-5)
     My Movie Audition (Grade 4-5)
     Save the Giant Pandas (Grade 4-5)
     Showtime for Punxsutawney Phil (Grade 4-5)
     Snakes (Grade 4-5)
     The Myth of the Man-eating Monster (Grade 4-5)
     AK is for Alaska (Grade 4-6)
     AL is for Alabama (Grade 4-6)
     Animal Outlaws (Grade 4-6)
     AR is for Arkansas (Grade 4-6)
     AZ is for Arizona (Grade 4-6)
     CO is for Colorado (Grade 4-6)
     CT is for Connecticut (Grade 4-6)
     Gooaalllll! (Grade 4-6)
     IA is for Iowa (Grade 4-6)
     ID is for Idaho (Grade 4-6)
     IN is for Indiana (Grade 4-6)
     KS is for Kansas (Grade 4-6)
     KY is for Kentucky (Grade 4-6)
     MA is for Massachusetts (Grade 4-6)
     Marculus Visits a Carnival (Grade 4-6)
     MI is for Michigan (Grade 4-6)
     MN is for Minnesota (Grade 4-6)
     MO is for Missouri (Grade 4-6)
     Motorcycles (Grade 4-6)
     MT is for Montana (Grade 4-6)
     Mysterious Cities (Grade 4-6)
     NC is for North Carolina (Grade 4-6)
     ND is for North Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     NJ is for New Jersey (Grade 4-6)
     NM is for New Mexico (Grade 4-6)
     NV is for Nevada (Grade 4-6)
     PA is for Pennsylvania (Grade 4-6)
     Rent-a-Genie, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     Scarlet Tiara Loves Red (Grade 4-6)
     SD is for South Dakota (Grade 4-6)
     The Iditarod: The Last Great Race on Earth (Grade 4-6)
     VA is for Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     VT is for Vermont (Grade 4-6)
     WA is for Washington (Grade 4-6)
     WV is for West Virginia (Grade 4-6)
     Baboons on the Loose (Grade 5-6)
     Derek Jeter (Grade 5-6)
     Fun Facts about America's First President (Grade 5-6)
     Let's Go Riding: Snowmobile Fun! (Grade 5-8)
     Pirates: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 5-8)
     The World of Skateboarding (Grade 5-8)
     Haiti Then and Now (Grade 6-7)
     Castles: Magnificent Palaces (Grade 6-8)
     Famous Cemeteries in the U.S. (Grade 6-8)
     From Teenager to Teen Idol: Taylor Swift (Grade 6-8)
     The History of the Circus (Grade 6-8)


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