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Harcourt Reading

Theme 1: Look Inside

Theme 2: Teamwork

Theme 3: A Changing Planet

Theme 4: Express Yourself

Theme 5: School Rules

Theme 6: An American Adventure

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Theme 1: Look Inside

 

The Hot and Cold Summer

Sees Behind Trees

Yang the Third

Dear Mrs. Parks

Mick Harte Was Here

Vocab Review

The Hot and Cold Summer

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Flashcards
(with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with Pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: The Hot and Cold Summer - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!


All About Parrots

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Sees Behind Trees

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Sees Behind Trees - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards 1 (with pictures)
Word Wall Cards 2
(with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Yang the Third - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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Dear Mrs. Parks

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Dear Mrs. Parks - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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Mick Harte was Here

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
"I Have, Who Has?" Game (printable teacher resource)

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Mick Harte was Here - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

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Vocabulary Review

 

 

 

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Theme 2: Teamwork

We'll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente

Boonsville Bombers

Iditarod Dream

Woodsong

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Vocab Review

 

We'll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente

Vocabulary:
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: We'll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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The Boonsville Bombers

Vocabulary:

Weblinks:

Spelling City: The Boonsville Bombers - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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Iditarod Dream

Vocabulary:
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

Spelling City: Iditarod Dream - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!
Iditarod: Race Across Alaska - Fun learning website from Scholastic (Cool pictures, too!)
Toughest Race on Earth - Video from the Discovery Channel

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Woodsong

 

Vocabulary:
Words with Definitions - from the Harcourt website
Matching Exercise - Practice your vocabulary words online

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Woodsong - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

Gary Paulsen's Official Website

Iditarod: Race Across Alaska - Fun learning website from Scholastic (Cool pictures, too!)

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Island of the Blue Dolphins

Vocabulary:
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Island of the Blue Dolphins - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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Vocabulary Review

 

 

 

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Theme 3: A Changing Planet


Earthquake Terror

Summer of Fire: Yellowstone 1988

Oceans
 


The Case of the Shining Blue Planet


Seeing Earth From Space

Vocab Review

Earthquake Terror

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
eWord Game: Earthquake Terror - Practice your vocabulary words with this interactive online game

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Earthquake Terror - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!


Meet the Author: Peg Kehret - From Houghton Mifflin's Education Place

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Summer of Fire: Yellowstone 1988

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Summer of Fire: Yellowstone 1988 - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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Oceans

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Oceans - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!
Meet the Author: Seymour Simon
Seymour Science (resource blog)

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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The Case of the Shining Blue Planet

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: The Case of the Shining Blue Planet - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Building Background - NASA pictures

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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Seeing Earth From Space

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Seeing Earth from Space - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

eWord Game - extra vocabulary fun (Space/Scientist words)

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

Take a Theme 3 Survey from SurveyMonkey.com (Just for Fun!)

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Vocabulary Review

Theme 3 Vocabulary - printable resource of vocab and definitions
Theme 3 Vocabulary - vocabulary organized by story AND alphabetically with definitions

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Theme 4: Express Yourself

Hattie's Birthday Box

The Empty Box

The World of William Joyce Scrapbook

Satchmo's Blues

Evelyn Cisneros: Prima Ballerina

Vocab Review

 

Hattie's Birthday Box

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Hattie's Birthday Box - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!
Pam Conrad - Author of Hattie's Birthday Box
Reading Skills Rocket - Word Relationships
Test Tutor - Word Relationships
Go for Grammar Gold - More about Pronouns
Grammar Practice Park - Exploring the Pronoun Reef

Quia Quiz/Game - Guess the words from the story

More fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!


SOCIAL STUDIES CONNECTION:
Homestead Act of 1862
SOCIAL STUDIES CONNECTION: Nebraska State Facts
SOCIAL STUDIES CONNECTION: Conestoga Wagon

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The Empty Box

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)

Weblinks:

Spelling City: The Empty Box - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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The World of William Joyce Scrapbook

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)

Weblinks:

Spelling City: The World of William Joyce Scrapbook - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!
William Joyce - Author of "The World of William Joyce Scrapbook" or The World of William Joyce (his own website)
Building Background: Page by Page - Learn how a book gets published
Reading Skills Rocket - Word Relationships
Test Tutor - Word Relationships
Test Tutor - Classify/Categorize
Go for Grammar Gold - Adjectives and Adverbs

REAL LIFE CONNECTIONS: Art Careers - Find out what exactly they do, what kind of training they need, how much they make, etc.

 More fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

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Satchmo's Blues

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions
Quia
- Quiz to practice the vocabulary for "Satchmo's Blues"

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Satchmo's Blues - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!
Alan Schroeder - Author of "Satchmo's Blues"
Building Background - The American Symphony Orchestra
Reading Skills Rocket - Fact and Opinion
Go for Grammar Gold - More About Adjectives and Adverbs
Test Tutor - Fact and Opinion

FINE ARTS (MUSIC) CONNECTION: Louis Armstrong by PBS Kids
FINE ARTS (MUSIC) CONNECTION:
PBS Jazz Kids

 More fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

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Evelyn Cisneros: Prima Ballerina

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Evelyn Cisneros: Prima Ballerina - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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Vocabulary Review

 

 

 

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Theme 5: School Rules

Off and Running

Little by Little

Dear Mr. Henshaw

The Hundred Dresses

Frindle

Vocab Review

Off and Running

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Off and Running - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!
Gary Soto's Website
Reading Skills Rocket
- Compare and contrast
Test Tutor - Compare and contrast
Test Tutor - Characterization

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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Little by Little

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Little By Little - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!
Building Background - Tips about Teasing

SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE CONNECTION: History of Polio
SOCIAL STUDIES CONNECTION: Braille Website for Kids

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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Dear Mr. Henshaw

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Dear Mr. Henshaw - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!
The World of Beverly Cleary
SCIENCE CONNECTION: Inventors and Inventions
SCIENCE CONNECTION: Make your own lunchbox alarm

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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The Hundred Dresses

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: The Hundred Dresses - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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Frindle

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Frindle - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!
Quia - Quiz on "Frindle"
The Official Frindle Website or Author Andrew Clements website
Frindle Jeopardy Game
Word Central
- Create your own words, build your own dictionary, and much more!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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VOCAB REVIEW

Vocabulary (listed alphabetically AND by story)
Fill-In-The-Blanks Review (Includes all 30 words) - Answer Key

Some of the students used PuzzleMaker (by Discovery School) to create the crosswords and word finds.

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Theme 6: An American Adventure

Across the Wide Dark Sea

What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

Black Frontiers

Cowboys of the Wild West

Name this American

Vocab Review

 

Across the Wide Dark Sea

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Across the Wide Dark Sea - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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Black Frontiers

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Black Frontiers - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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Cowboys of the Wild West

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Cowboys of the Wild West - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!


eWord Game - from Houghton Mifflin's Education Place

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Name This American

Vocabulary:
Word Wall Cards (with pictures)
Mini Flashcards (with pictures)
Words with Definitions

Weblinks:

Spelling City: Name this American - Take a practice test, teach yourself how to spell your words, or play SUPER fun games with your spelling words!

Fun games and activities for practicing your theme skills!

 

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Vocabulary Review

Theme 6 Vocabulary - Vocabulary words organized by story

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