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13347X: To Fly: Story of the Wright Brothers To Fly: Story of the Wright Brothers
By Wendie Old / Houghton-mifflin

Orville and Wilbur Wright were a fascinating pair. Not only did they invent, build, and fly the first airplane, they were also idiosyncratic individuals who had a unique relationship, sharing a home, a bank account, and a business throughout their lives. Their story is portrayed here in brief, accessible chapters, beginning with their childhood fascination with flight and love of problem solving, then detailing their early experiments and dangerous trial runs in North Carolina, and ending with their successful flights of 1903. This well-researched and personable biography is illustrated with elegant watercolors by flight enthusiast and noted artist Robert Andrew Parker, and will be published just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers's first flight. Timeline, endnotes, bibliography. Ages 7-11.

2847: Learning Language Arts Through Literature, Grade 4, Orange, Teacher Learning Language Arts Through Literature, Grade 4, Orange, Teacher
By Debbie Strayer / Common Sense Press

With literature as a basis, this innovative program uses an integrated approach as it takes your students through all the activities needed to learn reading, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, writing, research, study skills, and more. Just turn to Lesson 1 and begin teaching. The authors have done the work for you in an easy-to-follow format with little or no preparation.

Features you will find in this book:

  • 32 weekly lessons divided into daily plans.
  • 4 book studies (listed in the order they appear): The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner; The Wright Brothers by Augusta Stevenson: Benjamin Franklin by Augusta Stevenson; and The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare. They include reading skills, vocabulary, higher-order reasoning and more.
  • Everyday words taken from literature teach grammar, spelling, and writing through dictation, activities, and games.
  • Newspaper Unit includes paragraph writing, vocabulary, research, creating a newspaper, and much more.
  • Research Unit includes fact-gathering, note-taking, and step-by-step instructions for writing research papers.
  • Journal Writing involves map making, caption creating, perspective writing, and more.
  • Creating Books allows your students to make their own books with simple, clear instructions for story writing and book binding.
  • Teacher-friendly assessments provide everything you need to evaluate students for a letter grade. Also great for determining the areas of growth needed for each individual student.
The Orange Book has been designed for a 4th grade skill level.

066909: Wright Brothers Biography FunBook Wright Brothers Biography FunBook
By Carole Marsh & Sherry Moss(Editor) / Gallopade International

Everyone's favorite way to learn about America's most important citizens! Easy-to-read information, facts, trivia, humor and activities are all included in Biography Funbooks! Ages 7-12. paperback.


Preview these Amazon books using the links below.

The Wright Brothers
by Ginger Wadsworth (selected pages)

My Brothers' Flying Machine: Wilbur, Orville, and Me
by Jane Yolen, Jim Burke (selected pages)

The Wright Brothers
by Kitty Shea (selected pages)

The Wright Brothers, People to Know
by Jonatha A. Brown (selected pages)

The Wright Brothers and the Airplane
by Xavier Niz (selected pages)

The Wright brothers: how they invented the airplane
by Russell Freedman, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright (selected pages)

The Story of the Wright Brothers (coloring book)
by Bruce LaFontaine (selected pages)

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