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Bulletin Board
            "Do the Weekly Wave!" Bulletin Board


Very Quick Readers
     A Friendly Wave (Very Quick Reader; Grade 1-3 Readability)
     Tsunami: What a Wave! (Very Quick Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)


Short Readers
     How Are Ocean Waves Made? (Short Reader; Grade 2-4 Readability)
     "Brave Enough to Make Waves": The Stories of Shana Corey (Short Reader; Grade 2-4 Readability)
     How Ocean Waves Move (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     What's Under the Ocean Waves? (Short Reader; Grade 3-6 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     War Beneath the Waves - Wolfpacks, Hunters, and Hedgehogs (Grade 1)
     Earthquake Waves (Grades 4-5)
     Brain Waves (Grades 4 to 6) (Grades 4-6)
     Ocean Motions, Part 1 - Tides and Waves (Grades 4-6)
     War Beneath the Waves - Sardine Duty: Life as a Submariner (Grades 5-7)
     Ocean Waves (Grades 6-8)
     Waves and Rays, Part I (Grades 6-8)
     Waves and Rays, Part II (Grades 6-8)


Literature Book Units
     The Big Wave (Grades 3-5)
     Escaping the Giant Wave (Grades 4-6)
     The Wave (Grades 9-12)


Read and Color Books
            Our Flag
            The Twelve Months of the Year (PDF file)
            The Shining Secret
            The Fairies' Gift (February 28)
            Sandy the Sunflower Reaches the Sky
            Introduction to November


Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
    
Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     Fresh air, Frisbees, and Friends
     I Wonder Why the Sky is Blue
     The Travels of the Hat, Part 1: Lost in Charleston
(Grades 6-8)
     What Causes a Sonic Boom?

Miscellaneous
(Grades 1-2)
     Here Comes the Bus!
     Red Dwarf's Dragon
     School Is Ending
     Sometimes It's Hard to Say Goodbye
     Stop and Think
     The Christmas Wish
     The Walrus and the Whale
     Whose Valentine?
     Why Bears Have Short Tails
(Grades 3-5)
     A Growing Pink Balloon!
     A Home for El Gaucho, Part 2
     A Home for El Gaucho, Part 3
     A Long Way from Home — A Story of the Spanish American War, Part 1
     A New Puppy
     A Not So Amusing Amusement Park
     A Tale of Two Grandmas
     A Woman's Place Is in the West, Part 2
     Alice's Spring
     Are You a Scientist?
     Barn Mystery
     Bob's Big Ride
     Carmen the Camarasaurus Gets Her Wish
     Comparing Plants and Animals
     Cousin Camp
     Dinosaurs Don't Do Ballet, Pt. 2
     Dreamboat - A Fifties Story, Part 2
     Family Reunion
     Far Away Friends
     Filling Out a Deposit Slip
     Fran the Fish Sees a Pink Surprise
     Good Clean Earth
     Grandma's Magic Liquid
     Hardscrabble Christmas III
     Helicopter Heroes: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina
     Helicopter Heroes: Heroes of Hurricane Katrina
     Initiative: Trash or Treasure?
     It's Not about Me - A Story of Hurricane Katrina, Part 3
     Jamal's Journey
     Jumping Into Skiing
     Katie's First Day of School
     Learning to Play the Piano
     Marci's Mean Mom, Part 2
     Michael Helps Ben at the Food Bank
     Molly the Cuttlefish
     Mystery of the Letter
     Nathan's Spirit Horse, Part 2
     Never Again
     No Substitute for Respect
     Now You See Them, Now You Don't - The Lost Colony, Part 3
     Operation: Destroy the Earth
     Pirate Cave Ghost, Part 4
     Plantation Mystery, Part 2
     Raging Tsunami
     Sand Crabs
     Teaching ~NAME0~ How to Play
     The Aquarium
     The Best Valentine’s Day Ever
     The Boston Tea Party
     The Case of the Missing Money
     The Dreams of Heroes (part 3)
     The First Fourth
     The Girl in the Wheelchair
     The Halifax Explosion
     The Heron Count
     The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
     The Rules of the Game
     The Tooth Jar
     Traditional Pots
     Tsunami
     Using Your Debit or ATM Card
     Wavelength, Crest, and Trough
     Weasel's Measles
     Weird as Blackbeard, Part 3
     Welcome to Davis
     Welcome to Inuit, Part 3
     What Are Earthquakes?
     What Do Germs Do?
     What Is an Olympic Village?
     ~NAME0~ the Tattler
(Grades 6-8)
     A Beautiful Stain - Stained Glass
     A Great Wide Land
     A Star Spangled Performance, Part 2
     Air Pressure and Wind
     Andrea's Fins
     Atlantis - Fact or Fantasy?
     Candles in December
     Cnidarians
     Collecting Weather Data
     Complex Machines
     Dangerous Volcanoes
     Do No Harm
     Down by the Seashore
     Driving Along the Ocean Floor, Part 3
     Ellis Island - Gateway to America, Part 2
     Father's Day Fishing, Part 1
     Florence Griffith Joyner: World's Fastest Woman
     Gallstones
     Gladiators
     Gotcha!
     Grandparents' Cottage
     Health Care Is Important
     How Can You Play Polo in the Water?
     How Does a Hurricane Work?
     How Does a Radar Gun Work?
     How Does a Surfboard Work?
     How Microscopes Work
     Immigrant Cooking in America
     Kendall’s Kiteboarding Adventure
     Kim Yu-na
     Language - Don't Say It, Show It!
     Leonardo da Vinci's Robots
     Letter from a Birmingham Jail
     Mrs. Wesley: Learning about Immigration
     Nature's Sandcastles
     Nominating the Presidential Candidates
     Ocean Water on the Move
     Properties of Light
     Quebec's Quiet Revolution
     Sammy Sosa
     Scarcity
     Sense of Smell
     Ship in the Mist, Part 1
     Should I Just Swipe My Credit Card?
     Smoking Hot Basketball
     Sound
     Submarine Earthquakes, Part II
     Surfing
     The Chartist Movement
     The Constitutional Convention
     The Cottage
     The Electromagnetic Spectrum
     The History of Tsunamis
     The Language of Sound
     The Lost Wig
     The Mystery of the Hidden Photograph, Part Two
     The Mystery of the Open Window
     The North Wind and the Sun
     The Power of Sound
     The President Is Shot
     The Valentine Scavenger Hunt
     The Winner of the Best Dressed Award
     Thomas Ponders Genetically Engineered Food
     Tsunami in the Indian Ocean
     Under Fighting Sail — U.S. Super Frigates
     Using Technology to Study Lightning
     What Is a Tsunami?
     What Is Computer Art?
     What We See
     Who Invented Chopsticks?
     Why Did Russians Come to America?
     Yearning to Breathe Free — Immigration in the 1890s, Part 1
     Yearning to Breathe Free-Immigration in the 1890s, Pt. 1
     ~NAME0~ Learns a Lesson About Wealth
(Grades 9-12)
     "Seizing" Up the Quake: The Measurement
     Earthquakes
     How Does a Microwave Oven Work?
     Looking for Happy Endings — America in the 1890s
     Measuring the Shake
     Ron Jones
     Sound in Music
     The "Blast Off" Engineers
     The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964
     The Great American Newspaper War, Part 1 - Rise of the Giants
     The History of Christianity
     The History of Judaism
     Tsunami Miracle
     War on Disease, Part 1 - Attacking Polio
     When the Earth Hiccups
     Why Did the Cubans Come to America?
     Why Did the Germans Come to America?

Stories
(Grades 3-5)
     Amish Barn-raising
     Aunt Jenny's Wedding
     Courage and Victory
     Mr. Frazoli's Deli
     Racing Day!
(Grades 9-12)
     A Burial at Sea
     A Phony Day

Geography
(no assigned grade level)
     A Visit to Roger Williams Park Zoo
(Grades 3-5)
     Christmas in Italy
     Emergency! 9-1-1
     Jamie's week at Camp Habitat
     Land Ahoy!
     Six Countries in One State
     Start Your Engines
     The Great Molasses Flood of Boston
(Grades 6-8)
     Canada--History
     New York State


Finish the Story
     Maggie's Museum Mystery (Grade 2-3)
     Tidal Cave (Grade 2-3)
     Cowabunga Divers (Grade 2-3)
     Better than Video (Grade 2-3)
     Ander's Hill (Grade 2-3)
     Bring Your Pet to School Day (Grade 2-4)
     Message in a Bottle (Grade 2-4)
     A Family of Veterans (Grade 3-4)
     Rushing into Trouble (Grade 3-4)
     Sailing into Danger (Grade 3-4)
     A Whale on the Beach (Grade 3-4)
     We the People (Grade 3-4)
     Surviving Summer Camp (Grade 3-5)
     My Pizza Pie (Grade 3-5)
     A Voyage to Remember (Grade 3-5)
     Where Shall We Go? (Grade 3-5)
     The Wet Flag (Grade 3-5)
     The Ants' Picnic (Grade 3-5)
     Under the Sea (Grade 3-5)
     Hello from Mike (Grade 3-5)
     Flakey Starts to Melt! (Grade 3-5)
     Got (Chocolate) Milk? (Grade 3-5)
     The Pine Cone Design (Grade 3-6)
     Fourth of July Surprise (Grade 3-6)
     Where Would I Move? (Grade 3-6)
     An Adventure in Time (Grade 3-6)
     The Great Escape of Harry the Hermit Crab (Grade 3-6)
     Lost in the Woods (Grade 3-6)
     Megan Bakes Zucchini Bread (Grade 3-6)
     The Flag of Freedom (Grade 3-6)
     Snowflake Magic (Grade 4-5)
     The Salmon Run (Grade 4-5)
     Cross Country Trail (Grade 4-5)
     A Penchant for Trouble (Grade 4-5)
     A Teddy Bear Picnic (Grade 4-5)
     A New Holiday to Celebrate (Grade 4-6)
     Martha Manatee Hears a Roar! (Grade 4-6)
     Dad, There's a Bird in the House! (Grade 4-6)
     A New Day, a New Life (Grade 4-6)
     Mystery of the Forgotten Face (Grade 4-6)
     Europe or Summer School? (Grade 5-7)
     A Holo Summer (Grade 6-7)


What Would You Do?
     That's What Friends Are For (Grade 3-5)
     Sleepover, But Not a Lot of Sleeping (Grade 3-5)
     Beachcombing: Finders Keepers? (Grade 3-6)
     New Neighbor Blues (Grade 3-6)
     The Hungry Lawnmower (Grade 4-6)
     Missing Book Bag (Grade 4-6)
     If You Were An Immigrant in 1893 (Grade 6-8)
     I Have a Question (Grade 6-8)
     Don't Make a Scene! (Grade 7-9)


Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     All of Me (Grades 1-2)
     Here Comes Autumn (Grade 2)
     Seaside Trip (Grade 2)
     At the Farm (Grades 2-3)
     Puppies for Adoptions (Grades 2-3)
     Maui Tames the Sun: A Hawaiian Legend (Grades 3-4)
     The Cuckoo: A Siberian Story (Grades 3-4)
     Why the Carabao Moves So Slowly: A Filipino Tale (Grades 3-4)
     Life in the African Savanna (Grades 3-5)
     Tactful Tori (Grades 3-5)
     The Man Who Became a Caribou (Grades 3-8)
     Discover the Truth: The Legend of El Dorado (Grade 4)
     He Sailed the Ocean Blue (Grade 4)
     What Is a Hero? (Grade 4)
     Gold for the Clever Man: A Tale from India (Grades 4-5)
     I Don't Understand Them! (Grades 4-5)
     Good Communication (Grades 4-7)


Reluctant Reader Books
     Attack on the High Seas (Grade 2-3)
     Oh Man, Stan! (Grade 2-3)
     Stu and Sally Stingray (Grade 2-4)
     Stormy Weather (Grade 3-4)
     HI is for Hawaii (Grade 3-5)
     Marculus Visits Earth (Grade 3-6)
     Bethany Hamilton: Shark Attack Survivor (Grade 4-5)
     Bright Lights in the Deep, Dark Sea (Grade 4-5)
     Extreme Floods (Grade 4-5)
     How I Survived the Pirate Attack (Grade 4-5)
     Ten Fascinating Facts About Bats (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Lost at Sea (Grade 4-5)
     Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Shark Attack (Grade 4-5)
     GA is for Georgia (Grade 4-6)
     KS is for Kansas (Grade 4-6)
     L is for Landforms (Grade 4-6)
     Many Faces of Rock Music (Grade 4-6)
     Mysterious Cities (Grade 4-6)
     NE is for Nebraska (Grade 4-6)
     Rent-a-Genie, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     Rent-a-Genie, Book Two (Grade 4-6)
     Rex's Delectable Food Phrases (Grade 4-6)
     Scarlet Tiara Loves Red (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book One (Grade 4-6)
     Underwater Adventure, Book Three (Grade 4-6)
     Zephyr's Choice, Book 3: Victory (Grade 5)
     Baboons on the Loose (Grade 5-6)
     Nessie and Friends: Famous Lake Monsters (Grade 5-8)
     Pirates: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 5-8)
     The Northern Lights (Grade 5-8)
     Stories from the Bermuda Triangle: Flight 19 (Grade 6-7)
     The Bermuda Triangle (Grade 6-8)


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