Comprehension Toolkit – ELA
• How Many Days to America: A Thanksgiving Story
• Lightning
• The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History
• The Story of Ruby Bridges
• The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest
• Cheyenne Again
• Now Let Me Fly

Social Studies: Regions of the U.S.
• DVD: Great Monuments of Washington D.C.- The History Channel (The White House, the Presidential Memorials, War Memorials (2006)—Available on
• Geography, Grade 4: Regions of the U.S.A. (Spectrum) –Available on
• What Are the US Regions? (Little World Social Studies)—Available on

Social Studies: Immigration
• Ellis Island (True Books)
• The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
• Going Home By Eve Bunting
• Kids Like Me: Voices of the Immigrant Experience

Science: The Moon
• The Moon Seems to Change (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) by Franklyn M. Branley
• Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (Step-Into-Reading, Step 5) by Judy Donnelly
• Phases of the Moon (Patterns in Nature) by Gillia M. Olson

Science: Rocks and Minerals
• The Rock Factory: The Story About the Rock Cycle (Science Works) by Jacqui Bailey
• Rocks & Minerals (DK Eyewitness Books) by R.F. Symes
• Jump into Science: Rocks and Minerals by Steve Tomecek

Science: Decomposition and Soil
• Magic School Bus Meets the Rot Squad : A Book about Decomposition by Joanna Cole
• Soil (True Books: Natural Resources) by Christin Ditchfield
• Life in a Bucket of Soil (Dover Children’s Science Books) by Alvin Silverstein

Science: Energy, Light and Sound
• DK Eyewitness Books: Energy by Jack Challoner