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My Vacation Project
            My Ultimate Vacation Creation


Reading Comprehensions
     Vacation at the Beach
     Staying Close to Home for Vacation (Grades 1-3)
     Staying Close to Home for Vacation (Grades 1-4)
     The Summer without a Vacation (Grades 4-5)
     Where Will You Go on Your Vacation? (Grades 4-6)
     Where Will You Stay on Your Vacation? (Grades 4-6)


Finish the Story
     Tricia's Tropical Vacation (Grade 2-4)
     Zip and Zing Take a Vacation (Grade 4-6)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Packing for Vacation (Grades 1-3)


Literature Book Units
     Joy the Summer Vacation Fairy (Grades 4-6)
     Vacation Under the Volcano (Grades 2-4)


Read and Color Books
            The Twelve Months of the Year (PDF file)


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Biographies
(Grades 3-5)
     Jerry Spinelli: From Bat to Pencil
     Remember Your Writing Manners
(Grades 6-8)
     Anne Morrow Lindbergh
     Ansel Adams
     Ivan Pavlov
     Jack Kilby: Bringing in the Future
     Jodie Foster
     Marcel Proust
     Margaret Peterson Haddix: Only In My Dreams
     Music with Humor
     Neil Armstrong
     Sir Alexander Fleming
(Grades 9-12)
     Nero
     Rosalind Franklin
     Scott Carpenter

Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     "Yabba Dabba Doo!"
     A Surprise for Parents
     Become a Junior Ranger
     Don't Wait! Celebrate!
     Heirloom Quilt
     House of Logs
     If These Shoes Could Talk
     May I Borrow a Stamp?
     More than Just a Hole
     Sleepyhead
     Spending Freeze
     Sunglasses Hunt
     The World's Best Fruit
(Grades 6-8)
     Don't Dessert Me!
     Hawaii's Journey to Statehood
     India's Republic Day
     Maybe Later
     Sandcastles
     The Buzzards of Hinckley, Ohio
     The Facts about Spring Fever
     Why Learn a Foreign Language
(Grades 9-12)
     America's Number One Snack

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Before Columbus
     First Day Back
     Pollution Management
     The New Foal
(Grades 1-2)
     Mrs. Hall's Special Day
     School Is Ending
(Grades 3-5)
     A Bicycle for Jake
     A Very Special Christmas Gift
     An E-Mail from Blair the Blizzard
     Ann McGovern
     Bill and Ted's First Week on the Job, Part 2
     Budget Blues
     Can Children Live in the White House?
     Can Children Live in the White House?
     Catch Some ZZZZ's
     Cookie the Diabetic Cat
     Family Reunion
     Far Away Friends
     Finding Your Way
     Fun in the Sun...California Style!
     Gangs in Jamaica: Eduardo's Tale of Two Worlds
     Grandma's Magic Liquid
     How the Colonists Traveled
     How to Be a Standout Student
     How to Find a Fiction Book
     I Hate My Life!, Part 1
     I Hate My Life!, Part 2
     I Hate My Life!, Part 3
     I Hate My Life!, Part 4
     I Want to Be a Zoo Worker
     Internet Travel
     Jason Earns His Wings
     Job Lost and Found
     Keeping Your Job
     Lewis and Clark: A New World (Natural History)
     New Year's Resolutions
     Pine Cone Fort
     Push + Pull = Bridge?
     Raging Tsunami
     Shenandoah National Park
     Speaking on My Feet
     Summer Camping
     The Ant and the Grasshopper
     The Autograph Hound
     The Importance of National Parks
     The Library Card Adventure
     The Mystery of the Big Balloon
     The New Year's Eve Party
     The Pilgrims’ First Feast
     The Saturday Project: Learning to Give
     Three Different Choices
     Touring the United States Regions
     Travel in Space
     Traveling - Make Your Travel Plans
     Using a Map
     Wendy's World- Migration
     Wendy's World- Monuments
     What Are Fringe Benefits?
     What is Kwanzaa?
     You Like Him Best!, Part 1
     You Like Him Best!, Part 2
     You Like Him Best!, Part 3
     ~NAME0~ and ~NAME1~ Learn About Honesty, Part 1
     ~NAME0~ and ~NAME1~ Learn About Honesty, Part 2
(Grades 6-8)
     "Say Cheese" - The First Affordable Camera
     2000 Summer Olympics
     All About Credit, Part 2
     Art Mystery, Part 5 - A Letter and an Answer
     Austria's "The Herminator"
     Backyard Bowling
     Beware of the Coastal Invaders!
     Biscayne National Park
     Brian, Ryan, and Diane Learn About Opportunity Cost
     Captain Maher's Job: Is the Hudson River Safe?
     Celebrating Freedom
     Children in the White House
     Children in the White House
     Children in the White House
     Cruising the South Atlantic Region
     Diego and His Parents Learn to Deal
     Digging into the Past, Part 1
     Digging into the Past, Part 2
     Edith Cavell - A War Heroine
     Eduardo's Tale of Two Worlds: Gangs in Jamaica
     Escaping Starvation in Holland
     Europe Switches to the Euro
     Everyday Life in Victorian England
     Exploring Tasmania
     Flying Cigars?
     Gary Schmidt
     Get Your Pictures Instantly
     Good Grief! — Those Zany Oxymorons
     High Gas Prices
     History of the Midwest Region, Part 2
     Holidays
     Ireland
     It's Dynamic! Laws of Motion and Speed
     James Ramsey Ullman
     Letter from a Birmingham Jail
     Life Is a Beach
     Lucille Maud Montgomery
     Making Decisions about Money
     Mapping our Geosphere
     Market Incentives, Substitutes, and Complements
     Max the Golden Retriever Stays at Paws Palace
     Nellie Bly - First Female War Correspondent
     On The Last Day of School
     Pierre Trudeau, Part 2
     Pilgrims Hit the Road
     Push + Pull = Bridge?
     School’s Out! What Will We Do?
     Sense of Smell
     Skywriting
     Suffering in Somalia: Jawahir's Story
     Summer Job
     Surfing
     Tennis Anyone?
     The 1993 Storm of the Century
     The Cathedral in Medieval Life
     The Loch Ness Monster
     The Mysterious Fever
     The Mystery of the Hidden Photograph, Part One
     The Polaroid Camera
     The U.S. Gets Florida
     Traveling with Your Pet
     Tsunami in the Indian Ocean
     Using a Calendar
     Water Pollution in the Hudson River: Captain Maher's Story
     What Is Post Impressionism?
     Where in the World Are the Falkland Islands?
     Where Would We Be Without the Ballpoint Pen?
     Why Me?, Part 1
     Why Me?, Part 3
     Write a Found Poem
(Grades 9-12)
     Customs Officials
     From Immigrant to Citizen
     George Eastman
     George Westinghouse
     Hunting for Dinosaur Fossils
     John Steinbeck
     Sean Stewart
     The Houseboat
     The Inventors of Penicillin

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Happy Campers

Geography
(Grades 3-5)
     Bulgaria - Geography
     Fiji - Geography
     Hawaii
     Mount Rushmore – A Sight to Behold
     Pennsylvania
     The Day I Touched a Lobster!
     The Roaring Rapids
     Uruguay - Geography
(Grades 6-8)
     "Say Cheese"- The First Affordable Camera
     Additional Project - "A Giant Conestoga Wagon" or "The Wagon Stops Here!"
     Croatia - History
     Driving in the Big Sky
     France - Traditions and Daily life
(Grades 9-12)
     The Bahamas - History


Finish the Story
     A Fat Cat (Grade 2-4)
     Wishful Thinking (Grade 3-4)
     Where Shall We Go? (Grade 3-5)
     A Big Foot (Grade 3-5)
     Falling into an Adventure (Grade 3-5)
     Where Would I Move? (Grade 3-6)
     Stella Gets an Odd Makeover (Grade 3-6)
     The Magic Library Card (Grade 3-6)
     The Bottle on the Beach (Grade 3-6)
     Rainy Beach Day (Grade 4-5)
     A Cushy Job? (Grade 4-6)
     Last Day of School (Grade 4-6)
     My Grandmothers Are Missing (Grade 4-7)
     Project New Year (Grade 4-7)
     Keep an Eye on That Leprechaun (Grade 6-8)
     Icy Adventure (Grade 6-8)
     The Perfect Summer Job (Grade 6-8)
     The Back to School Essay (Grade 6-8)
     You Be the Detective! (Grade 6-8)


What Would You Do?
     Saving for the Summer (Grade 3-5)
     Loyalty vs. Friendship: Do You Have to Choose? (Grade 3-6)
     Last Day of School Blues (Grade 3-6)
     Sally's Sandcastles (Grade 3-6)
     New Neighbor Blues (Grade 3-6)
     The Food Fight (Grade 3-6)
     Where Will Frisky Stay? (Grade 3-6)
     Will You Watch My Puppy? (Grade 4-6)
     Too Much Shampoo! (Grade 4-6)
     Is This Dog Sick? (Grade 4-6)
     No Time for Homework (Grade 6-8)
     No Parents at the Party (Grade 9-12)
     Keep that SAT Score? (Grade 9-12)
     Summer Job Schedule (Grade 9-12)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Packing (Grades 1-2)
     Hats for Everyone (Grades 1-3)
     Yippee! School's Out! (Grades 1-3)
     Four Seasons Potluck (Grades 2-3)
     Sea Animal Summer (Grades 2-3)
     Ocean Animals (Grade 3)
     All About Mardi Gras (Grades 3-4)
     Calendar Conversation (Grades 3-4)
     Why Bats Fly at Night: A Story from Laos (Grades 3-4)
     Why the Carabao Moves So Slowly: A Filipino Tale (Grades 3-4)
     Filling in the Yearly Planner (Grades 3-5)
     Sibling Cleaning Team (Grade 4)
     Making Good Choices (Grades 4-7)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Summer Postcards from Blake and Bill (Grade 2-3)
     Good Luck Symbols from Around the Globe (Grade 3-4)
     Auto Racing (Grade 3-5)
     Mapping ABC Style (Grade 3-6)
     Awesome Inventions (Grade 4-5)
     Out-of-This-World Facts About Astronauts and Life in Outer Space (Grade 4-5)
     Sandcastles on the Beach (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Lost at Sea (Grade 4-5)
     FL is for Florida (Grade 4-6)
     MO is for Missouri (Grade 4-6)
     Rocky Mountain National Park Adventure (Grade 4-6)
     WY is for Wyoming (Grade 4-6)
     Alien Encounter? The Betty and Barney Hill Story (Grade 5-6)
     Pirates: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 5-8)
     Castles: Magnificent Palaces (Grade 6-8)


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