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SRA: Imagine It!, Themes, Taking a Stand, Ancient Civilizations Ecology, Great Expectations, Earth in Action, Art and Impact, Level 6



SRA: Imagine It!, Level 6

Program Authors

Carl Bereiter

Andy Biemiller

Joe Campione

Iva Carruthers

Doug Fuchs

Lynn Fuchs

Steve Graham

Karen Harris

Jan Hirshberg

Anne McKeough

Peter Pannell

Michael Pressley

Marsha Roit

Marlene Scardamalia

Marcy Stein

Gerald H. Treadway Jr.

Columbus, OH



Grateful acknowledgment is given to the following publishers and copyright owners for permissions granted to reprint selections from their publications. All possible care has been taken to trace ownership and secure permission for each selection included. In case of any errors or omissions, the Publisher will be pleased to make suitable acknowledgments in future editions.


"The Pretty Pennies Picket," from PHILIP HALL LIKES ME, I RECKON MAYBE by Bette Greene, copyright © 1974 by Bette Greene, renewed 2002 by Bette Green. Used by permission of Dial Books for Young Readers, A Division of Penguin Young Readers Group, A Member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 345 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014. All rights reserved.

From GANDHI by Nigel Hunter. Reproduced by permission of Hodder and Stoughton Limited.

From MY BROTHER MARTIN by Christine King Farris, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet. Text Copyright © 2003 by Christine King Farris, Illustrations Copyright © 2003 by Chris Soentpiet. Reprinted by arrangement with Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division. All rights reserved. "I Have a Dream" reprinted by arrangement with The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., c/o Writers House, Inc. as agent for the proprietor New York, NY. Copyright 1963 by Martin Luther King, Jr., copyright renewed 1991 by Coretta Scott King.

Excerpt from HARVESTING HOPE: THE STORY OF CESAR CHAVEZ, text copyright © 2003 by Kathleen Krull, illustrations copyright © 2003 by Yuyi Morales reprinted by permission of Harcourt, Inc. This material may not be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher.

From PASSAGE TO FREEDOM, text copyright © 1997 by Ken Mochizuki, illustrations copyright © 1997 by Dom Lee. Afterword copyright © 1997 by Hiroki Sugihara. Translation copyright © 1999 by Lee & Low Books, Inc. Permission arranged with Lee & Low Books, Inc., NY, NY 10016. From ROSA PARKS: MY STORY by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins, copyright © 1992 by Rosa Parks. Used by permission of Dial Books for Young Readers, A Division of Penguin Young Readers Group, A Member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 345 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014.

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"Martin Luther King Jr." by Gwendolyn Brooks from IN MONTGOMERY (Third World Press, 2003). Reprinted By Consent of Brooks Permissions.


"The Island of Bulls" from Lost Cities by Roy A. Gallant. Copyright © 1985 by Roy A. Gallant. Used with permission of the author.

ESCAPE FROM POMPEII by Christina Balit © 2003 by Christina Balit. Reprinted by permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.


From THE EMPEROR'S SILENT ARMY by Jane O'Connor, copyright © 2002 by Jane O'Connor. Used by permission of Viking Penguin, A Division of Penguin Young Readers Group, A Member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 345 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014. All rights reserved. "Mesopotamia" from PICTURING THE PAST: MESOPOTAMIA, IRAQ IN ANCIENT TIMES by Peter Chrisp. Reprinted with permission from Enchanted Lion Books. Copyright © 2004 Arcturus Publishing Ltd. "Great Wall of China" Reprinted with permission of The National Geographic Society from MONUMENTAL VERSES by J. Patrick Lewis.

Text copyright © 2005 J. Patrick Lewis.


Material from THE TREE OF LIFE written by Rochelle Strauss and illustrated by Margot Thompson is used with permission by Kids Can Press Ltd. Toronto. Text © 2004 by Rochelle Strauss. Illustrations © 2004 by Margot Thompson.

SEA SOUP: PHYTOPLANKTON by Mary M. Cerullo, photography by Bill Curtsinger, © 1999. Published by Tilbury House, Publishers, Gardiner, Maine.

Excerpt from THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOF IN THE WORLD: EXPLORING THE RAINFOREST CANOPY, copyright © 1997 by Kathryn Lasky Knight, reprinted by permission of Harcourt, Inc. This material may not be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher.

ALEJANDRO'S GIFT text copyright © 1994 by Richard E. Albert. Illustrations copyright © 1994 by Sylvia Long. All rights reserved. Published by arrangement with Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco, California, USA.

From THE DAY THEY PARACHUTED CATS ON BORNEO, text copyright © 1971 by Charlotte Pomerantz. Reprinted with permission of Writers House LLC. All rights reserved. Illustrated by Jose Aruego. "Voices of the Air," from POEMS by Katherine Mansfield, copyright 1924 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., renewed 1952 by J. Middleton Murry. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.


ONE FINE DAY, written by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk; illustrated by Bill Farnsworth. Copyright 2003. Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. (800) 253-7521. Used by permission, all rights reserved. From BENEATH THE STREETS OF BOSTON by Joe McKendry, Illustrations by Joe McKendry. Reprinted by permission of David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc. Copyright © by Joe McKendry, Illustrations by Joe McKendry. Used by permission of David R. Godine Publisher, Inc.

From I WAS DREAMING TO COME TO AMERICA by Veronica Lawlor, copyright © 1995 by Veronica Lawlor. Used by permission of Viking Penguin, A Division of Penguin Young Readers Group, A Member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 345 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014.

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"The Electric Summer" by Richard Peck, copyright © 1999 by Richard Peck, from TIME CAPSULE: SHORT STORIES ABOUT TEENAGERS THROUGHOUT THE TWENTIETH CENTURY by Donald R. Gallo. Used by permission of Dell Publishing, a division of Random House, Inc.

THE PANAMA CANAL by Elizabeth Mann, published by Mikaya Press. Used by permission.

"Steerage" by David Citino. Used by permission. David Citino (1947-2005) authored thirteen volumes of poetry, most recently THE NEWS AND OTHER POEMS (U of Notre Dame Press) and a collection of prose, PAPERWORK (Kent State U. Press). He co-authored the 2006 Fifth edition of THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE, AN INTRODUCTION (Oxford U.Press. Citino has a forthcoming book of poetry, A HISTORY OF HANDS (OSU Press). He received grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the NEA, the Career Medal of the Ohioana Library Associations and the Bjornson Award for distinguished service to the humanities. For thirty-one years, Citino taught at The Ohio State University where he was named Poet Laureate.


From the work: EARTH: THE ELEMENTS by Ken Robbins. Copyright © 1995 by Ken Robbins. Reprinted with permission.

Reprinted with the permission of Simon &Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon &Schuster Children's Publishing Division from VOLCANO: THE ERUPTION AND HEALING OF MOUNT ST. HELENS by Patricia Lauber. Copyright © 1986 Patricia Lauber. THE BIG WAVE by Pearl S. Buck COPYRIGHT © 1947 BY THE CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY; COPYRIGHT © 1948, 1976 BY PEARL S. BUCK. Used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

THE BIG RIVERS by Bruce Hiscock. Used by permission of the author. "Thunder, Lightning, and Tornadoes" from "Weather Legends" by Carole G. Vogel. Copyright © 2001 by Carole Garbuny Vogel. Reprinted with the permission of Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this text excerpt may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the prior written permission of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. "The Sea" by Robert Winner from THE SANITY OF EARTH AND GRASS: COMPLETE POEMS. Robert Winner (1930-1986) was born and raised in New York City. His books include GREEN IN THE BODY, FLOGGING THE CZAR and THE SANITY OF EARTH AND GRASS. Used by permission of rightsholder.

From FOOTPRINTS ON THE ROOF: POEMS ABOUT THE EARTH by Marilyn Singer illustrated by Meilo So, copyright © 2002 by Marilyn Singer. Illustrations copyright © 2002 by Meilo So. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc. © Marilyn Singer from FOOTPRINTS ON THE ROOF (Knopf).


From ALVIN AILEY by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Copyright © 1993 by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illustrations by Brian Pinkney © 1993. Reprinted by permission of Hyperion Books For Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group, LLC.

Adapted by permission from DKPublishing from CHUCK CLOSE UP CLOSE by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan. Copyright © 1998 by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan. All rights reserved.

THE POT THAT JUAN BUILT text copyright © 2002 by Nancy Andrews-Goebel. Illustrations copyright © 2002 by David Diaz. Permission arranged with Lee &Low Books Inc., New York, NY 10016.

From MAYA LIN: ARCHITECT AND ARTIST by Mary Malone. Copyright © 1995 by Mary Malone. Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc., Berkeley Heights, NJ. All rights reserved.

THE BOY WHO DREW CATS by Arthur A. Levine, illustrated by Frederic Clement. Copyright © 1993. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition published by arrangement with Dial Books for Young Children, a member of Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

"Pas de Trois," copyright © 2001 Sandy Asher, reprinted from HEART TO HEART, Jan Greenberg, ed., Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001.

"The Weary Blues," copyright 1926 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. and renewed 1954 by Langston Hughes, from SELECTED POEMS OF LANGSTON HUGHES by Langston Hughes. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.

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Program Authors

Carl Bereiter, Ph.D.

University of Toronto

Andy Biemiller, Ph.D.

University of Toronto

Joe Campione, Ph.D.

University of California, Berkeley

Iva Carruthers, Ph.D.

Northeastern Illinois University

Doug Fuchs, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University

Lynn Fuchs, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University

Steve Graham, Ed.D.

Vanderbilt University

Karen Harris, Ed.D.

Vanderbilt University

Jan Hirshberg, Ed.D.

Reading Specialist

Anne McKeough, Ph.D.

University of Toronto

Peter Pannell

Principal, Longfellow Elementary School, Pasadena, California

Michael Pressley, Ph.D.

Michigan State University

Marsha Roit, Ed.D.

National Reading Consultant

Marlene Scardamalia, Ph.D.

University of Toronto

Marcy Stein, Ph.D.

University of Washington, Tacoma

Gerald H. Treadway, Jr., Ed.D.

San Diego State University


Table of Contents

Unit 1: Taking a Stand

Unit Overview 18
Vocabulary Warm-Up


The Pretty Pennies Picket


Newbery Honor Book, New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year
Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe.
realistic fiction by Bette Greene illustrated by Colin Bootman

Meet the Author , Bette Greene

Meet the Illustrator , Colin Bootman


Theme Connections


Social Studies Inquiry "But I Chose to Remain" by Rosa Parks from
Rosa Parks: My Story autobiography by Rosa Parks and Jim Haskins

Vocabulary Warm-Up


biography by Nigel Hunter illustrated by Richard Hook


Meet the Author , Nigel Hunter

Meet the Illustrator, Richard Hook


Theme Connections


Science Inquiry The Big Deal about Salt

Vocabulary Warm-Up


My Brother Martin


A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
biography by Christine King Farris illustrated by Chris Soentpiet

I Have a Dream from the speech by Martin Luther King Jr.


Meet the Author , Christine King Farris

Meet the Illustrator , Chris Soentpiet

Meet the Author , Martin Luther King Jr.


Theme Connections


Social Studies Inquiry Pericles

94 7
Vocabulary Warm-Up


Harvesting Hope The Story of Cesar Chavez
2003 Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Pura Belpre Honor Book
biography by Kathleen Krull illustrated by Yuyi Morales


Meet the Author, Kathleen Krull

Meet the Illustrator, Yuyi Morales


Theme Connections


Social Studies Inquiry
Citizens' Rights: Then and Now


Vocabulary Warm-Up


Passage to Freedom The Sugihara Story
IRA Teacher's Choice, ALA Notable Book
narrative nonfiction by Ken Mochizuki illustrated by Dom Lee


Meet the Author, Ken Mochizuki

Meet the Illustrator, Dom Lee


Theme Connections


Social Studies Inquiry Rights around the World


Martin Luther King Jr.
poem by Gwendolyn Brooks


First They Came for the Jews
poem by Pastor Martin Niemöller illustrated by Susan Keeter


Test Prep



Unit 2: Ancient Civilizations

Unit Overview

Vocabulary Warm-Up 144

The Island of Bulls
from Lost Cities
narrative nonfiction by Roy A. Gallant 146

Meet the Author, Roy A. Gallant 160

Theme Connections 161

Social Studies Inquiry Geography and Ancient Greece 162
Vocabulary Warm-Up 164

Escape from Pompeii
Award-winning illustrator
historical fiction written and illustrated by Christina Balit 166

Meet the Author and Illustrator, Christina Balit 176

Theme Connections 177

Science Inquiry Volcanoes and Matter 178

Vocabulary Warm-Up


The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone Key to Ancient Egypt
ALA Notable Book, CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
narrative nonfiction by James Cross Giblin


Meet the Author, James Cross Giblin


Theme Connections


Science Inquiry The Keys to Space Travel

210 9
Vocabulary Warm-Up 212

The Emperor's Silent Army
Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China
Winner of the Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Award, 2003, Parent's Choice
Silver Honor Book
expository text by
Jane O'Connor 214

Meet the Author, Jane O'Connor 232

Theme Connections 233

Social Studies Inquiry
Suppressing Ideas in China:
What Would Confucius Say? 234
Vocabulary Warm-Up 236

Mesopotamia Iraq in Ancient Times
expository text by Peter Chrisp illustrated by James Edwards Meet the Author, Peter Chrisp 238

Meet the Illustrator, James Edwards 254

Theme Connections 255

Science Inquiry Metalworkers and Heat Transfer 256

poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley illustrated by Lane Yerkes 258

Great Wall of China
poem by J. Patrick Lewis 259

Test Prep 260


Unit 3: Ecology

Unit Overview

Vocabulary Warm-Up


Tree of Life The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth
ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, 2004, Skipping Stones Honor Award
expository text by Rochelle Strauss illustrated by Margot Thompson


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