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These sets of 2-6 lessons include:

*Not all lesson sets include assessment questions


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The Wind by James Reeves

Grades K-2 fiction.

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The Moon: Research Project

Grade 1 fiction and nonfiction (Relevant for Grades K-2); created by Pat Fitzsimmons, Diana Leddy, Lindy Johnson, Sue Biggam, and Suzan Locke

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Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (with mini-assessment)

Grade 3 fiction.

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The Fisherman and His Wife translated by Lucy Crane

Grade 3 fiction (Relevant for Grades 2-4); Story originally published in Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm.

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The Making of a Scientist by Richard Feynman

Grade 6 nonfiction (Relevant for Grades 5-7).

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The Great Fire by Jim Murphy (with mini-assessment)

Grade 6 nonfiction. 

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The Digestive Process Begins and Final Digestion and Absorption by Prentice Hall Science Explorer: Human Biology and Health

Grade 7 nonfiction. (Relevant for Grades 6-8)

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The Glorious Whitewasher from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (with mini-assessment)

Grade 7 fiction. 

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My Mother, the Scientist by Charles Hirshberg

Grade 7 nonfiction (Relevant for Grades 6-8); annotated by current classroom teacher Jackie Bennett. 

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat by Michael Pollan

Grade 7 nonfiction (Relevant for Grades 6-8); written by current classroom teacher Kerry Powers.

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As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Grade 7 fiction (Relevant for Grades 6-8); annotated by current classroom teacher Jackie Bennett.

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Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen

Grade 8 fiction (Relevant for Grades 7-9).

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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston

Grade 8 nonfiction (Relevant for Grades 7-9); annotated by current classroom teacher David Riesenfeld.

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

Grade 8 nonfiction (Relevant for Grades 7-9); prepared and annotated by current classroom teacher Lyn Cannaday.

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Grade 8 fiction (Relevant for Grade 7-9); prepared by current classroom teacher David Pook.

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1984 by George Orwell

Grade 8 fiction (Relevant for Grades 7-9); prepared and annotated by current classroom teacher Amy Mogelescu. 

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Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution by Linda R. Monk

Grade 8 nonfiction (Relevant for Grades 7-9).

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The Long Night of the Little Boats by Basil Heatter

Grade 8 nonfiction (Relevant for Grades 7-9).

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The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

Grade 9 nonfiction (Relevant for Grades 9-10); annotated by Student Achievement Partners.

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I Am an American Day by Learned Hand

Grades 11-12 nonfiction.

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The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie

Grades 11-12 nonfiction; annotated by David Liben and current classroom teacher Christina Suarez.

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