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    • 09/14/14
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    A Guide to Basketball

    The article gives factual information about the when, where and how the game of basketball began and how it is played. (Houghton Miffli…

    Grade 3

    • 09/06/13
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    Allie's Basketball Dream

    Allie has a new basketball. She has a hard time finding someone to play with her because they believe basketball is a boys’ game.…

    Grade 3

    • 08/22/13
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    Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride

    Pilot Amelia Earhart and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt are good friends and one night, after dinner at the White House, Amelia then offe…

    Grade 4

    • 09/06/13
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    Balto

    Diphtheria has broken out in Nome, Alaska. Teams of sled dogs carry medicine 800 miles over snow and ice to prevent an epidemic. Everyo…

    Grade 3

    • 08/22/13
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    Blue Willow

    Janey’s father is an immigrant worker and this forces Janey and her family to move around every few months, but Janey finds a fri…

    Grade 4

    • 09/06/13
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    Centerfield Ballhawk

    Young Jose’ Mendez is a terrific centerfielder but a weak hitter. Jose’ wants his father to be proud of him. When his fathe…

    Grade 3

    • 08/22/13
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    Donovan's Word Jar

    Donovan asks his grandmother for advice as to what he should do with his collection of words in a jar, and she shows Donovan how he can…

    Grade 4

    • 08/22/13
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    Elena

    During the Mexican Revolution, a heroic mother, Elena, struggles to protect her family after her husband dies from an accident, and she…

    Grade 5

    • 08/22/13
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    Fire!

    In this text, students learn about the daily role of a firefighter and the importance of firefighters in communities past and present. …

    Grade 4

    • 08/22/13
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    In the Days of King Adobe

    A poor but generous old woman gives two roguish travelers a night’s lodging and a dinner that includes slices of her treasured ha…

    Grade 4

    • 09/06/13
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    Little Grunt and the Big Egg

    Life in the Grunt tribe changes when a baby dinosaur hatches from the huge egg that Little Grunt drags home for brunch. (Houghton Miffl…

    Grade 3

    • 09/14/14
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    My Diary from Here to There

    This personal narrative introduces the genre of a diary to the students.  “My Diary from Here to There,” takes the rea…

    Grade 4

    • 08/22/13
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    My Name is Maria Isabel

    More than one Maria in class causes Maria Isabel to worry for weeks about not being in the pageant, when the teacher confuses their nam…

    Grade 4

    • 09/06/13
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    Nate The Great

    Detective Nate the Great searches San Francisco for a lost joke book. He discovers that the wrong place can be the best place to look f…

    Grade 3

    • 09/14/14
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    Officer Buckle and Gloria

    Police Officer Buckle gives safety speeches that no one listens to until a police dog, Gloria, joins him. Because Gloria acts out the s…

    Grade 3

    • 08/22/13
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    One Grain of Rice

    A raja decrees that the villagers must give most of the rice they harvest to him. He promises to store it safely and distribute it in t…

    Grade 4

    • 09/06/13
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    Pepita Talks Twice

    Pepita stops speaking Spanish because she is tired of being the neighborhood translator. However, when a disaster nearly occurs, Pepita…

    Grade 3

    • 08/22/13
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    Red Riding Hood

    In this play, Red Writing Hood does not like the way her fairy tale ends, so she decides to change the events of her own fairy tale by …

    Grade 4

    • 09/06/13
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    Rosie, A Visiting Dog's Story

    Rosie is a Tibetan terrier whose friendly nature makes her a perfect visiting dog. After a lot of training, she brings comfort to peopl…

    Grade 3

    • 09/14/14
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    Satchmo’s Blues

    Young Louis Armstrong, “Satchmo,” longs to play the horn, but his family has no money for such things.  He was inspire…

    Grade 5

    • 09/14/14
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    Stealing Home

    Thomas and his Grandfather share a small house with, their cat and pet duck. One day Thomas’s great-aunt Linzy comes to stay for …

    Grade 4

    • 08/22/13
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    The Baker's Neighbor

    In this play, the neighborhood baker Manuel bakes delicious smelling pastries and puts them out for sale each morning, but his neighbor…

    Grade 4

    • 08/22/13
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    The Garden of Happiness

    Marisol watches her neighbors excited about making a vacant lot beautiful, so she hunts and hunts and finds her own little patch where …

    Grade 4

    • 09/14/14
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    The Hot and Cold Summer

    Before they ever met her, Rory and Derek made a pact not to speak to Bolivia, the new girl in town.  After Bolivia orchestrates a …

    Grade 5

    • 09/06/13
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    The Stories That Julian Tells

    Julian meets Gloria, a new girl in his neighborhood. Together they make a wish kite, with wishes fastened to its tail; both wish for la…

    Grade 3

    • 09/11/13
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    The Talent Show

    Benny is nervous about the upcoming talent show. After a talk with her parents, Beany realizes that the most important thing is doing w…

    Grade 3

    • 09/14/14
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    Two Lands, One Heart

    TJ takes a trip to Vietnam with his mother to visit his grandparent’s farm.  TJ learns a lot about the culture and lives of …

    Grade 4

    • 09/06/13
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    Wild Shots, They're My Life

    A wildlife photographer describes her love for animals and how she took some of her favorite up-close photos of them. (Houghton Mifflin…

    Grade 3

    • 09/24/13
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    Woodsong

    In this narrative, Gary Paulsen describes the relationship, which develops between himself and a dog named “Storm,” the lea…

    Grade 5