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District List: Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project - 1st

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 was curated by NYCDOE for 1st Grade. #teachers

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The Birthday Boy

by Debbie Croft Rigby

The Birthday Boy Story by Debbie Croft Illustrations by Debbie Mourtzios

Date Added: 01/29/2019

Country Mouse And Town Mouse

by Michele Dufresne

A retelling of Aesop's well-known fable in which a country mouse visits a town mouse and they find they prefer very different ways of life.

Date Added: 01/25/2019

Frog and Toad Are Friends

by Arnold Lobel

From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other--just as best friends should be. Images and image descriptions available.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

George and Martha

by James Marshall

Stories from the original George and Martha: Rise and Shine--now in Green Light Reader editions. George and Martha: One More Time contains the classic stories "The Scary Movie" and "The Secret Club. " Includes fun and educational activities.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

Gossie and Gertie

by Olivier Dunrea

Gossie and Gertie are best friends. They splash in the rain, play hide-and-seek, and they dive in the pond together. Everywhere Gossie goes, Gertie does too. Or does she?With charming illustrations and gentle text, Olivier Dunrea has created two lovable, sweet characters that will appeal to the youngest listeners.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat

by Cynthia Rylant

In this eighth book in the Henry and Mudge series, Henry and his dog Mudge take in a stray cat. It's not a pretty cat, but it is a happy cat and it loves Mudge!

Date Added: 11/29/2018

In the Days of the Dinosaurs

by Rigby Education Staff

In the Days of the Dinosaurs: Dinosaur Chase by Rigby Education Staff.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

Iris and Walter and the Field Trip

by Elissa Haden Guest and Christine Davenier

Iris and Walter can't wait for their class field trip to the aquarium. They'll get to sit together on the bus and visit scary sharks, shimmery angelfish, and, best of all, penguins. The aquarium is everything they had hoped for--until suddenly Walter gets lost! It's a good thing his best friend, Iris, knows what to do! Here are four chapters of easy reading pleasure in this new Level 3 Green Light Readers edition featuring sweet and sensitive illustrations by Christine Davenier.

Date Added: 11/29/2018


by Peter H. Reynolds

A creative spirit learns that thinking "ish-ly" is far more wonderful than "getting it right" in this gentle new fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book THE DOT. Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere.

Drawing is what Ramon does. It¹s what makes him happy. But in one split second, all that changes. A single reckless remark by Ramon's older brother, Leon, turns Ramon's carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, though, his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things just "right. "

Combining the spareness of fable with the potency of parable, Peter Reynolds shines a bright beam of light on the need to kindle and tend our creative flames with care.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

Kazam's Birds

by Barney Saltzberg and Amy Ehrlich

There are some birds on Kazam. How can she make them fly away? A very easy book for your beginning reader!

Date Added: 01/30/2019

Lost Socks

by Rigby Staff

Two friends find that one put on his friend's socks after swimming.

Date Added: 01/30/2019

Mr. Putter & Tabby Drop the Ball

by Cynthia Rylant and Arthur Howard

Mr. Putter and his cat go out to the ballgame in this book by the Newbery Medal-winning author: &“A home run.&”—Kirkus Reviews   Mr. Putter and his fine cat, Tabby, love to take naps — too many naps. What they need is a sport! Luckily Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know of a baseball team they can join.   It's not long before Mr. Putter is ready to play ball, but will his creaky knees cooperate? And can Zeke avoid wreaking havoc on the field? Win or lose, this baseball team will never be the same!   &“Another winner…The artwork, done in pencil, watercolor, and gouache, is expressive and quite hilarious.&”—School Library Journal   &“Rylant&’s sympathetic characters work their usual magic, entertaining all ages with a text well suited to beginning readers.&”—Booklist

Date Added: 11/29/2018

Nate the Great

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Marc Simont

Nate the Great has a new case! His friend Annie has lost a picture. She wants Nate to help her find it. Nate the Great must get all the facts, ask the right questions, and narrow the list of suspects so he can solve the mystery.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

National Geographic Readers

by Susan B. Neuman

Hang On, Monkey! uses simple vocabulary and fun pictures to capture the interest and help develop the skills of beginning readers. The crazy antics, humor, and fun information make this new reading experience a treat.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

Night of the Veggie Monster

by George Mcclements

When a single pea touches the lips of this determined vegetable hater, our hero doesn't cry, whine, or refuse to swallow. He turns into a VEGGIE MONSTER! Ready to smash the chairs! Ready to tip the table! Ready to... GULP... down his peas? With inventive mixed-media illustrations and a short, snappy text that combines a child's dinnertime drama with a hilarious parents'-eye-view, George McClements has created a wry and funny story that just might inspire a few veggie monsters out there to give peas a chance.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

Ollie the Stomper

by Olivier Dunrea

Gossie wears red boots, Gertie wears blue boots, but Ollie has no boots. Stomping bootless after Gossie and Gertie as they tromp in the straw, romp in the rain, and jump over puddles in their colorful boots leaves Ollie frustrated. Little Ollie decides he really wants his own pair of boots. . . but what will he do if he gets them? Any toddler who has had to keep up with an older brother or sister will relate to Ollie as he finds his own way in the barnyard.

Date Added: 11/29/2018


by Gail Saunders-Smith and Mary R. Dunn

Hunting at night, owls watch for prey with large eyes. These hunters are adapted to life in the dark. Learn more about these feathered nocturnal animals in Owls.

Date Added: 11/29/2018


by Anne Schreiber

He’s quick. He’s silent. He has five rows of deadly teeth. Chomp! Meet the shark--the fish who ruled the deep before dinosaurs roamed the Earth! This fish has soft cartilage so he can glide, twist, and turn before his prey can say "gulp!" He can smell a single drop of blood in 25 million drops of ocean. He can feel electricity given off by his prey. He will lose and replace more than 10,000 teeth in his lifetime. Cool photos bring kids into the shark’s world. Fun facts go deep into the shark’s scary science.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

Super Storms

by Seymour Simon

Storms are swift and violent changes in the weather. From lightning to blizzards, learn all about the awesome power of these amazing natural disturbances.

Date Added: 01/29/2019

Tumbleweed Stew

by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

Jack Rabbit says it's a great day to make tumbleweed stew, but who wants to eat that? With a bit of ingenuity, Jack soon has everyone from Armadillo to Vulture adding something to his delectable stew.

Date Added: 01/29/2019

Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole

by Wong Yee

Mouse and Mole are neighbors. Mouse lives inside an oak tree, and Mole lives in a hole underneath. They are neighbors, but they are also friends. Sometimes friends make mistakes—but they always try to help each other out. That is what Mouse and Mole do.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

Zelda and Ivy

by Laura Kvasnosky

The fabulous fox sisters return in three fresh, funny stories perfect for beginning readers. Whether Zelda and Ivy are combating the injustice of cucumber sandwiches for lunch, deciding what to leave the children of the future in their time capsule, or solving Zelda's writer's block, they are sure to tickle the funny bones of both new and returning fans.

Date Added: 11/29/2018

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