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    Book Basket Project

    This resource kit includes all the materials you need to start a Book Basket Project in your school: instructions, professional develop…

    Grades K-12

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    • 08/22/13
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    The Daring Nellie Bly

    In the story, Nellie Bly wants to break the fictional record of Jules Verne’s character, Phileas Fogg, who traveled around the wo…

    Grade 5

    • 04/04/17
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    Chrysanthemum

    The text is about a mouse named Chrysanthemum who learns, with the help of her teacher, to love her name and appreciate it for its uniq…

    Grade K

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    • 03/27/17
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    Come on Rain

    Tess, a young girl, eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat.  Clouds roll in and it begi…

    Grade 2

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    • 03/22/17
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    The Mysterious Tadpole

    In this illustrated text, the main character, Louis, receives a special tadpole from his uncle. Louis and his classmates observe the ta…

    Grade 1

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    • 08/22/13
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    Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman’s first journey to Canada on the Underground Railroad is fraught with danger, harsh conditions, and uncertainty. I…

    Grade 8

    • 03/22/17
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    Cinderella

    This classic tale tells the story of Cinderella, a girl known for her goodness, who is forced by her stepmother to work on chores and l…

    Grade 2

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    • 08/22/13
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    Mahalia Jackson

    Mahalia Jackson begins with the grandfather sharing the historical underpinnings of the blues, including a brief history of the African…

    Grade 5

    • 03/22/17
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    Duck for President

    Duck is unhappy with the work he is responsible for doing on the farm. He decides to run for farmer and wins the election. He goes on t…

    Grade 1

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    • 08/22/13
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    Maya Lin: Architect of Memory

    This is an informational article about a woman named Maya Lin who has designed monuments around the country honoring historic events. (…

    Grade 5

    • 03/22/17
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    Samuel Eaton’s Day

    This is an historical fiction text that shares the daily life of one family in Plimoth Plantation. Young Samuel Eaton lives with his fa…

    Grade 1

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    • 08/22/13
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    Toto

    A timid young boy and a curious elephant face challenges and help each other as they grow into adulthood in a small village near a game…

    Grade 4

    • 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

    • 03/22/17
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    Nightsong

    This is a beautifully illustrated story of a young bat, Chiro, who is sent out on his very first solo adventure into the dark night.&nb…

    Grade 1

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    • 08/22/13
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    Gloria Estefan

    Along with her worldwide musical fame, Gloria Estefan also experienced tragedy, but continued to help others in unfortunate situations.…

    Grade 4

    • 03/22/17
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    If You Could Go to Antarctica

    This text takes students on an imaginary journey to Antarctica, introducing them to some of the animals and plants they  might enc…

    Grade K

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    • 03/22/17
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    All Pigs are Beautiful

    We will learn about how pigs and their characteristics and behaviors relate to humans as we learn about the world around us.

    Grade 1

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    • 09/06/13
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    The Ballad of Mulan

    When war breaks out in Mulan’s land and her father is drafted into the army, Mulan makes a great sacrifice when she disguises her…

    Grade 3

    • 03/21/17
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    Ox-Cart Man

    The story begins in the 1900s with the ox-cart man and his family loading his cart with goods they produced over the year.  He jou…

    Grade 2

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    • 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

    • 03/21/17
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    The Rough-Face Girl

    A scarred face does not prevent the Rough-Face girl from seeing the beauty of the earth around her, nor does it disguise her pretty, ki…

    Grade 2

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    • 09/06/13
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    Gertrude Ederle

    In this story Gertrude Ederle overcomes obstacles, both physical and social, in order to prevail at her lifelong dream of being the fir…

    Grade 3

    • 03/21/17
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    The Fisherman and His Wife

    There once was a poor fisherman and his wife who lived in a pigsty by the seaside.  The fisherman goes fishing one day and comes a…

    Grade 1

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    • 09/06/13
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    Author, A True Story

    The author, Helen Lester, traces her writing career from the age of three to adulthood. She shares her struggles with writing in elemen…

    Grade 3

    • 03/21/17
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    Diego Rivera: His World and Ours

    Diego Rivera studied art abroad in Spain and France and then returned to his home country, Mexico, where he painted murals representing…

    Grade K

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    • 09/08/13
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    Number Rods

    What we like about this task Mathematically: Addresses standards:  K.CC.B, K.NBT.A.1, and MP.2 Connects counting, cardin…

    Grade K

    • 03/21/17
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    Amazing Grace

    In the story, Grace wants to try out for the lead role of Peter Pan.  Classmates discourage Grace by saying that Peter Pan was not…

    Grade 1

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    • 09/08/13
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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    What we like about this task Mathematically: Addresses standards: 1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.A.5, 1.OA.A.7, 1.NBT.B.2 Develops students' under…

    Grade 1

    • 03/21/17
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    Mummies Made in Egypt

    This text describes and illustrates with labeled pictures the purpose and process for making mummies in Ancient Egypt. It begins with t…

    Grade 1

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    • 09/08/13
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    Find 1

    What we like about this task Mathematically: Addresses standards: 3.NF.A.2a and MP.1  Helps students understand fraction…

    Grade 3

    • 03/21/17
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    If You Decide to Go to the Moon

    A little boy describes his journey to the moon and what he needs to survive the trip. He gives an accurate account of the effects of th…

    Grade 1

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    • 09/08/13
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    Comparing Money Raised

    What we like about this task Mathematically: Addresses standards: 4.OA.A.1, 4.OA.A.2, and MP.4 Highlights multiplic…

    Grade 4

    • 03/20/17
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    From Seed to Plant

    From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons is an informational text on the life cycle of plants and how the plants are used. This informational…

    Grade K

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    • 09/08/13
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    Equations of Lines

    What we like about this task Mathematically: Addresses standards:  8.EE.B, MP.1,  MP.3, and MP.6 Presents an u…

    Grade 8

    • 03/20/17
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    The Memory String

    This narrative text addresses a young girl’s experience with processing the death of her mother while trying to accept the challe…

    Grade 1

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    • 09/08/13
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    Box of Clay

    What we like about this task Mathematically: Addresses standards: 5.MD.C, 5.MD.C.3, and MP.5 Centers on the fundame…

    Grade 5

    • 03/20/17
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    The Art Lesson

    In the book, The Art Lesson, Tommy wants to be an artist when he gets older. He practices his art all of the time and listens to the ad…

    Grade K

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    • 09/08/13
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    Cup of Rice

    What we like about this task Mathematically: Addresses standards: 6.NS.A.1,  5.NF.B.7, and MP.3 Involves concepts, …

    Grade 6

    • 03/20/17
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    An Egg is Quiet

    The book starts with a few general statements about eggs. The author then starts giving descriptions of eggs. She pairs the description…

    Grade 1

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    • 03/20/17
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    Sit In

    Four young black men stand up against segregation by participating in a sit-in at the Woolworth’s lunch counter. Their actions in…

    Grade 2

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    • 10/02/13
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    Solving Addition Math Stories

    What we like about this lesson Mathematically: Highlights multiple ways for students to work towards key grade-level fluency expect…

    Grade 1

    • 03/20/17
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    Martin's Big Words

    This award winning, beautifully illustrated picture book biography introduces children to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. He grew …

    Grade 1

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    • 03/20/17
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    The Day the Crayons Quit

    Duncan is an artist who likes to draw and color, and his crayons have issues with the way they are used. Purple isn’t happy with …

    Grade 1

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    • 03/20/17
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    Adios Oscar! A Butterfly Fable

    One sunny day Oscar the Caterpillar meets Bob the Monarch Butterfly.  Bob tells Oscar that one day he, too, will have wings! …

    Grade 1

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    • 03/20/17
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    Tops and Bottoms

    This book is a trickster tale about Hare and Bear. Hare is in debt and needs money so he can feed his family. Hare convinces the lazy B…

    Grade K

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    • 03/20/17
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    The Wizard of Oz

    A little girl, Dorothy, and her dog, Toto, are carried to a magical place called the Land of Oz by a cyclone. On her quest to find her …

    Grade 2

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    • 03/20/17
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    White Water

    Michael Bandy, the author, writes about the personal experience when he was a child during the segregation era. While in town with his …

    Grade 1

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    • 02/11/14
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    Curious Subtraction Task

    What we like about this task Mathematically: Addresses standards: 2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.B.5, and MP.8 Offers an opportunity t…

    Grade 2

    • 03/20/17
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    Dirt

    This book provides a lot of facts about soil. It describes how soil is made and the different layers that compose the soil’s stru…

    Grade 1

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    • 03/20/17
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    Rechenka's Eggs

    Babushka saved an injured goose and brought it back to good health. When the goose was well, it accidentally bumped into Babushka&rsquo…

    Grade K

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    • 03/20/14
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    Domino Effect

    What we like about this lesson Mathematically: Addresses standards 8.F.A.3, 8.F.B.4, and 8.F.B.5,  Reinforces multiple r…

    Grade 8

    • 03/20/17
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    Miss Maple's Seeds

    This is a narrative depicting the journey of small seeds preparing to take root and begin their life cycle. The main character, Miss Ma…

    Grade K

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    • 06/27/14
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    Wangari's Trees of Peace

    This literary text by Jeanette Winter tells a true life story of Wangari Maathai, who decided to make a big difference in her hometown …

    Grade K

    • 03/20/17
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    Click Clack Moo

    The cows and the chickens are cold and want electric blankets. They type letters on a typewriter to Farmer Brown telling him they need …

    Grade 1

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    • 03/20/17
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    Wemberly Worried

    In this picture book, the main character, a mouse named Wemberly, constantly worries about big and small things. Her largest worry is a…

    Grade K

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    • 09/13/14
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    A Letter to Harriet Tubman

    In response to Harriet Tubman’s request for a letter of commendation, Fredrick Douglas wrote a testimony of her character, hard w…

    Grade 8

    • 03/20/17
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    Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride

    This picture book celebrates the pioneering spirit of two friends whose passion for life gave them the courage to defy convention in th…

    Grade 2

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    • 09/14/14
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    Klondike Kate

    At a time when it was unusual for women to travel alone to Alaska, Kate Ryan leaves her home in Canada and travels to the Alaskan front…

    Grade 5

    • 03/20/17
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    The Salamander Room

    A young boy, Brian, finds a salamander in the woods and wants to keep it as a pet. This story follows Brian as he uses his perseverance…

    Grade 1

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    • 09/14/14
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    Water Woman

    In this biography, Amy VanDyken overcomes many challenges throughout her life to become an Olympic gold medalist. (Houghton Mifflin Har…

    Grade 3

    • 09/17/14
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    The Yellow Wallpaper

    The Yellow Wallpaper is a story told from the perspective of a woman facing the tribulations of mental illness.  Charlotte Perkins…

    Grades 11-12

    • 03/20/17
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    Rachel Carson and her Book

    This is an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson’s life. All her life she was curious and determined to make a difference in the…

    Grade 2

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    • 09/22/14
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    A Kind of Grace

    In Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s autobiography, she writes of the challenges she faced early on while becoming a track and field athlete…

    Grade 6

    • 09/29/14
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    Elizabeth I

    Elizabeth I is the biography of Queen Elizabeth who reigned in England for 45 years from 1558 to 1603. Milton Meltzer chronologically h…

    Grade 7

    • 11/18/14
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    Talk with an Astronaut

    A group of fifth grade students interview the first Hispanic American astronaut, Ellen Ochoa.  The interview is a question and ans…

    Grade 5