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District List: Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project - K

Description: A collection for the TCRWP’s 2016-2017 Suggested Sequence for Units of Study. This list is for schools that have been using Units of Study and whose students have grown up in workshop classrooms. This list has been curated by NYCDOE for Grade K. #teachers

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Freight Train

by Donald Crews

In powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the essence of inexorably rolling wheels, so that even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he has watched a freight train passing. A book truly for the youngest child -- and for every one of us who has been that child. Images and image descriptions available.

Winner of the Caldecott Honor

Date Added: 05/16/2019

So Much!

by Helen Oxenbury and Trish Cooke

Date Added: 05/23/2019

The Beetle Alphabet Book

by Jerry Pallotta

Uses letters of the alphabet to introduce various kinds of beetles.

Date Added: 12/14/2018

Creak! Said the Bed

by Phyllis Root

IT'S THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. Everyone is cozy and tucked up in bed when out of the darkness, SQUEAK, says the door. Mama's eyes fly open. Who's out of bed? Is it Evie? Ivy? Little Mo? On this stormy night in their little house, only Papa keeps snoring away -- Snurfle, Snark -- unaware of the wild weather outside and the growing number of nervous bedmates inside. Will anything wake Papa? CREAK, said the bed. A preposterous series of events takes readers barreling toward bedlam in this delicious read-aloud.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (25th Anniversary Edition)

by Bill Martin

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck--all parade across the pages of this delightful book.

Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages.

Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals. Images and Image descriptions available.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

The Carrot Seed

by Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss

This book teaches the patience and technique of planting a seed and helping it grow. First published in 1945 and never out of print, this timeless combination of Ruth Krauss's simple text and Crockett Johnson's eloquent illustrations creates a triumphant and deeply satisfying story for readers of all ages. When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits... Supports the Common Core State Standards

Date Added: 11/29/2018


by Olivier Dunrea

Meet Gossie, a small yellow gosling who loves to wear bright red boots--every day. One morning Gossie can't find her beloved boots. She looks everywhere for them: under the bed, over the wall, even in the barn. Preschoolers will enjoy helping Gossie find her red boots and delight in where Gossie finally finds them.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

Not Norman

by Kelly Bennett and Noah Z Jones

Norman the goldfish isn’t what this little boy had in mind. He wanted a different kind of pet - one that could run and catch, or chase string and climb trees, a soft furry pet to sleep on his bed at night. Definitely not Norman. But when he tries to trade Norman for a "good pet," things don’t go as he planned. Could it be that Norman is a better pet than he thought? With wry humor and lighthearted affection, author Kelly Bennett and illustrator Noah Z. Jones tell an unexpected - and positively fishy - tale about finding the good in something you didn’t know you wanted.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

by Paul Galdone

Paul Galdone's classic retelling of a lively nursery tale. Galdone's dramatic, colourful illustrations are well suited to this old Scandinavian tale. Even the scale of the pictures seems to tell the story; the first Billy Goat Gruff looks small against a looming bridge; soon the troll completely fills the page, and then the big Billy Goat Gruff spreads across two. The third Billy Goat Gruff's gruesome challenge is deleted, and he butts his wild-haired, blue-nosed, yellow-toothed enemy into the water, marches triumphantly up a daisy-covered hillside, and makes himself fat.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

My First Soccer Game

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Leyah Jensen

Simple text and photographs help young readers learn all about playing soccer in this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read.

It’s the first day of soccer practice, and it’s going to be great! In this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, beginning readers will learn that soccer players wear cleats, do warm ups, and try to kick the ball into the goal. Score! The best part about soccer is being on a team and making new friends. Young readers getting ready to hit the field will love seeing photographs of kids their age playing soccer in this adorable introduction to the sport!

Includes a special section of step-by-step instructions for basic soccer moves—to be done with a parent or guardian’s supervision!

Date Added: 01/29/2019


by Margaret C. Hall

Simple text and photographs describe the physical characteristics of these fast-flying predatory insects, including color, size, and wings.

Date Added: 02/20/2019

Can You See The Eggs?

by Rigby Education Staff

Can you see the eggs? Jenny Giles Illustrated by Trevor Ruth

Date Added: 01/25/2019

Wake Up Dad!

by Beverley Randell

Wake Up Dad! by Beverley Randell

Date Added: 02/20/2019

In The Garden

by Rigby

A learn-to-read story about insects, spiders and other garden creatures.

Date Added: 01/30/2019

My Bug Box

by Teri Sloat and Patricia Blanchard and Joanne Suhr

A young girl collects bugs for her bug box, unable to predict what will happen when she adds a toad to the mix.

Date Added: 01/30/2019

Mrs. Wishy-washy

by Joy Cowley

Each story supports instruction in new phonics elements and incorporates elements and high frequency words that have been previously taught.

Date Added: 01/30/2019

Honey For Baby Bear

by Beverley Randell and Isabel Lowe

Baby Bear goes into the forest to look for honey, and can't find his way home.

Date Added: 01/30/2019

Honey Bees

by Gail Saunders-Smith and Lola Schaefer

Simple text and photographs introduce the body parts of honeybees.

Date Added: 07/29/2019

Mouse Has Fun

by Phyllis Root and James Croft

In these stories designed to help children learn to read on their own, Mouse has fun-with a few bumps along the way.

Date Added: 04/02/2019

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