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Aunt Flossie's Hats
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Sarah and Susan are sisters who enjoy spending Sunday afternoons with their great-great Aunt Flossie. Aunt Flossie entertains her great-grandnieces by letting them explore her collection of hats, each of which has a story of its own.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Long Beach District
Author:
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
The Bridge Dancers
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary using the fictional text The Bridge Dancers. In this book, two sisters, Maisie and Callie, are faced with a challenging situation. Callie gets hurt while their mother is away and Maisie must decide if she can rely on her knowledge of herbal medicine to save her sister's life.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
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Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Long Beach District
Author:
Carol Saller
Cows in the Parlor
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"Cows in the Parlor: A Visit to a Dairy Farm" is an expository article about the daily running of a dairy farm. Students learn about a day in the life of a cow, Maggie, including what she eats, how shes milked, and other interesting facts.

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Arts and Humanities
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Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Long Beach District
Author:
Cynthia McFarland
Four Dollars and Fifty Cents
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In this tall tale story, deadbeat Shorty Long has to avoid the people to whom he owes money. He tries to trick Widow Macrae out of $4.50, but actually created more problems for himself.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Long Beach District
Author:
Eric A. Kimmell
The Go Around Dollar
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ŕThe Go-Around DollarĚŇ is a selection that combines two genres: realistic fiction and expository text. It provides an entertaining look at the journey of a dollar as it passes through the hands of various characters.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
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Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Long Beach District
Author:
Barbara Johnston Adams
Just Plain Fancy
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ŕJust Plain FancyĚŇ is the story of a young Amish girl, Naomi, who longs to have something fancy in her life. But when an she finds an unusual egg that hatches into a peacock, she ends up learning a valuable lesson about an acceptable and admired kind of fancy.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Long Beach District
Author:
Patricia Polacco
Leah's Pony
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This story takes place in the 1930s in the Great Plains region of the United States devastated by a great drought. Leah had been given a pony by her father when times were good and crops were growing. Leah sells her pony to Mr. B to help her father. At the end of the story, Mr. B gives the pony back to Leah.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
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Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Long Beach District
Author:
Elizabeth Friedrich
Roxaboxen
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In this realistic fiction story, young childrens powers of imagination create the town of Roxaboxen filled with houses, buildings, and stores. Years later, these friends reflect on the memories of their special town.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
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Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Long Beach District
Author:
Alice McLarren
A Story, A Story
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This African folk tale explains how many African tales came to be known as ŕSpider stories.ĚŇ In this tale, Ananse, the Spider man, travels up to the sky to offer to buy Nyame, the Sky Gods, stories. Nyame asks Ananse to bring him Osebo the leopard-of-the-terrible-teeth, Mmboro the hornets-who-sting-like-fire, and Mmoatia the fairy-whom-men-never-see. Ananse agrees to the price but Nyame believes that Ananse is too small and weak to accomplish such a task. Ananse uses his intelligence and cunning to trick all three creatures. He returns to Nyame with payment for his stories. Nyame calls his court together to sing the praises of Ananse and declares his stories ŕSpider stories.ĚŇ

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
World Cultures
Material Type:
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Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Long Beach District
Author:
Gail E. Haley
Trapped by the Ice!
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A crew of sailors captained by Sir Ernest Shackleton is trying to reach the South Poles ice cap when their ship, Endurance, is blocked by the ice and is crushed by moving ice a month later. The crew camps on the ice and then Shack decides they should travel in lifeboats to Elephant Island and from there to the whaling station on South Georgia Island.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Long Beach District
Author:
Michael McCurdy