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The  Globetrotter Teacher Guide  ~ The ARMS Reading Books

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Purpose

This list can be used to make reading assignments for:
  • Gaps between literature units.
  • Times when you wish to have all your students read around a particular theme.

Many stories will fit in more than one theme area.  These are merely suggestions:

Theme

Miracles & Milestones

On Eagle's Wings

Of Morning Stars

Who is My Brother?

Choices & Commitment

  • A Vision & A Decision (p. 27)
  • Ramon Makes a Trade (p. 348)
  • Your Next President is... (p. 108)
  • The Empty Wasn't Empty (p. 12)
  • Captain Who Changed His Course (p. 332)
  • Henry Aaron:  Home- Run King (p. 367)
  • The Long Way Around (p. 57)
  • The Day the Sun Came Out (p. 250)
  • The Blue Vase (p. 267)

Families

  • Alarm in the Night (p. 64)
  • The Milestone Group (p. 48)
  • Clank! Clank! (p.100)
  • The Great Sandwich Eating Contest  (p. 130)
  • My Furthest-Back Person (p. 398)
  • Owls in the Family (p. 418-457)
  • Spelling Bee (p. 15)
  • Fathers' Day (p. 21)
  • Whistles & Shaving Brushes (p. 43)

Talent & Integrity

  • Charlie's Wild Idea (p. 224)
  • More Precious than Gold (p. 100)
  • When the Clock Struck 13  (p. 372)
  • The Contract (p. 79)
  • The Toothpaste Millionaire (p. 142)
  • Sail, Calypso! (p. 48)
  • Highways of the Air (p. 208)
  • Bicycles & Flying Machines (p. 218)
  • Patch (p. 20)
  • The Order of the Golden Spur (p. 154)
  • In the Valley of the Kings (p. 174)
  • The Word Shall Not Be Lost (p. 233)
  • Gentleman of Rio en Medio (p. 29)
  • Testimony of the Trees (p. 70)
  • Of Mozart and a Good Mechanic (p. 279)
  • Remember, It's a Game (p. 405)
Bravery
  • A Time for Courage (p.12)
  • The Fuji Stick (p. 380)
  • The Golden Eagle (p. 304)
  • Child of the Silent Night (p. 34)
  • Patty Wilson's Magnificent Marathon (p. 12)
  • The Artist's Touch (p. 134)
  • Miracle of the Talking Leaves (p. 172)
  • Whose Day is Tuesday? (p. 275)
  • The Unseen Fire (p. 311)
Determination
  • The Carving on the Tree (p. 334)
  • Creature in the Bush (p. 364)
  • A Tale of Two Ships (p. 284)
  • The First Winter (p. 332)
  • A Better Mousetrap (p. 118)
  • The West Wind Blew Danger (p. 368)
  • All for a Hat (p. 344)
  • The Silver Three Cent Piece (p. 277)
  • Horace Pippin's War (p. 142)
  • I Finished (p. 375)
  • Three Set Out (p. 104
  • Ring of Fire (p. 242)
  • Making Do (p. 361-74)
  • Ordeal on Mt. Hood (p. 375)
  • You Handle the Chemistry (p. 414)
  • The Long Way Up (p. 453
  • Deep Water (p. 462)
Curiosity & Problem Solving
  • Volunteers for Death (p. 201)
  • Gunga and the Tiger (p. 146)
  • Willie & the Washtub (p. 36)
  • White Wings beneath the Waves (p. 201)
  • The Race with Two Winners (p. 248)
  • A Bird with No Feathers (p. 82)
  • Ben Franklin, Inventor (p. 270)
  • Down in Death Valley (p. 58)
  • A Pinch Hitter on the Podium (p. 168)
  • Lydia Darragh (p. 345)
  • Homer's Mountain (p. 160)
  • Night Train to Wisconsin (p. 358)
  • Salt-Water Tea (Johnny Tremain) (p. 330-342)
  • The Accident (p. 426)
  • The Captive Outfielder (p. 480)
Responsibility
  • The Day they Stayed Alone (p. 118)
  • Not over 10 Inches High (p. 170)
  • Caddie & Indian John (p. 348)
  • Saving the 559 (p. 407)
  • Alcaldesa (p. 314)
  • The Ministry of Healing (p. 322)
  • My Applalachia (p. 34)
  • Mom Held Hostage (p. 49)
  • The Apprentice (p. 439)
Respect
  • Sacajawea (p. 214)
  • A Couple of Old Boards (p. 88)
  • A Rabbit and a Hare (p. 158)
  • The Last Day (p. 385)
  • Mustang (p. 76)
  • Teacher (p. 260)
  • Amelia Earhart (p. 286)
  • Karen Pryor and the Creative Porpoise (p. 83)
  • The View from Burnt Mt. (p. 215)
Encouragement
  • The Seeing Stick (p. 400)
  • Pepper and all the Legs (p. 136)
  • The Message (p. 168)
  • Not by Miracles (p. 234)
  • Song without Music (p. 42)
  • Crossing Westward (p. 206)
  • Babies, Beans & 'lasses Bread (p. 203)
  • The New Canadians (p. 229)
  • No Time for Logic (p. 475)
Patience
  • The Phantom Pony (p. 418-481)
  • A Blind Man Leads the Way (p. 188)
  • Snow Treasure (p. 418-511)
  • Henry White, Drummer Boy (p. 64)
  • Mission of the Morning Star (p. 30)
  • Conductor on the Underground Railroad (p. 296)
  • Make Bright the Memories (p. 184)
  • I Like Skunks (p. 134)
  • The Night the Bed Fell (p. 299)
  • Yellow Leaf (p. 492)