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DCPS - First Grade Unit Text List

Description: District of Columbia Public Schools Unit Text List for students in 1st Grade. #dcps

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Cam Jansen

by David A. Adler and Susanna Natti

It is a big day at Cam's school. The governor, who is running for president, is visiting for the dedication of a new library. Police officers, Secret Service agents, photographers, and news reporters are all there to hear the governor speak when . . . bang! A loud sound like a gunshot startles everyone during the ceremony. Was it really a gun, or a noisy cover for a crime? Click along with Cam as she teams up with the Secret Service to solve the mystery.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

Stuart Little

by E. B. White and Rosemary Wells and Garth Williams

Now available for the first time as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that features a very small mouse on a very big adventure. Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his family. But when Stuart's best friend goes missing, he's determined to leave home and take an epic journey to find his friend.E. B. White's classic book is a tender novel of friendship, family, and adventure that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains beautiful illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Charlotte's Web and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

Date Added: 02/01/2019

The Busy Body Book

by Lizzy Rockwell

A celebration of the amazing human machine and a life on the move! Your amazing body can jump, sprint, twist, and twirl. Your body is built to move. Lizzy Rockwell explains how your bones and muscles, heart and lungs, nerves and brain all work together to keep you on the go. Kids walk and skate and tumble through these pages with such exuberance that even sprouting couch potatoes will want to get up and bounce around--and that's the ultimate goal. Studies show that American kids are becoming more sedentary and more overweight and that they carry these tendencies with them into adolescence and adulthood. Experts agree that we need to help kids make physical activity a life-long habit. Through education, information, and encouragement, this book aims to inspire a new generation of busy bodies!

Date Added: 02/01/2019


by Tedd Arnold

Life was just fine for one little boy—until strange things started to happen. First, his hair started falling out. Skin started peeling from his toes. Stuffing leaked from his belly button, and a piece of something gray and wet—his brain, perhaps?—fell from his nose. Is all of this normal? Or is the little boy coming unglued? Readers beware—this laugh-out-loud tale of one little boy’s far-fetched fears just might make you laugh your head off!

Date Added: 02/01/2019

The Name Jar

by Yangsook Choi

The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she? Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. But while Unhei practices being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it--Yoon-Hey. From the Hardcover edition.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

The Skin You Live In

by Michael Tyler and David Lee Csicsko

With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers. Themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity are promoted in simple and straightforward prose. Vivid illustrations of children's activities for all cultures, such as swimming in the ocean, hugging, catching butterflies, and eating birthday cake are also provided. This delightful picturebook offers a wonderful venue through which parents and teachers can discuss important social concepts with their children.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

Me and My Amazing Body

by Joan Sweeney

A girl describes how her skin, bones, muscles, brain, blood, heart, lungs, and stomach receive energy and function as parts of her body.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

A Chair For My Mother

by Vera B. Williams

The jar of coins is full. The day has come to buy the chair--the big, fat, comfortable, wonderful chair they have been saving for. The chair that will replace the one that was burned up--along with everything else--in the terrible fire. A book of love and tenderness filled with the affirmation of life.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday

by Judith Viorst

Although Alexander and his money are quickly parted, he comes to realize all the things that can be done with a dollar.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

Those Shoes

by Maribeth Boelts and Noah Z. Jones

All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy's grandma says they don't have room for "want," just "need," when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that are much too small. But sore feet aren't much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has -- warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend -- are worth more than the things he wants.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

The Life Cycle of a Frog

by Bobbie Kalman and Bonna Rouse and Kathryn Smithyman

The Life Cycle of a Frog details the fascinating changes in a frog through its four stages: egg, tadpole, froglet, and adult. Amazing illustrations and photos help explain how metamorphosis differs in various climates and how pollution and pesticides affect frogs.

Date Added: 02/01/2019


by Gail Gibbons

They look like big dogs, but wolves live very differently than our pets. Read about the way wolves live on their own in the wild. Tales about wolves are included.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

Imani's Moon

by Janay Brown-Wood and Hazell Mitchell

Wanting to do something great, Imani, a young Maasai girl with a loving mother, decides she wants to touch the moon and works hard to reach her goal despite the teasing of detractors, in a story complemented by facts about Maasai folklore and culture.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

The Moon Book

by Gail Gibbons

Identifies the moon as our only natural satellite, describes its movement and phases, and discusses how we have observed and explored it over the years.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars

by Douglas Florian

Blast off with Douglas Florian's new high-flying compendium, which features twenty whimsical poems about space.      From the moon to the stars, from the Earth to Mars, here is an exuberant celebration of our celestial surroundings that's certain to become a universal favorite among aspiring astronomers everywhere.      Includes die-cut pages and a glossary of space terms.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

First Flight

by George Shea

A boy named Tom Tate meets Orville and Wilbur Wright and witnesses the invention of the airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

How People Learned to Fly

by Fran Hodgkins

In this book you find out about the many obstacles that have been overcome so planes and people can soar through the sky.

[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Date Added: 02/01/2019

Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman

Although classmates say that she can't play Peter Pan in the school play, because she's black and a girl, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

Ruby Bridges Goes to School

by Ruby Bridges

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 02/01/2019

Long Shot

by Chris Paul

NBA star Chris Paul tells of being one of the shortest 8-year-olds trying out for the team, and how he didn't let that adversity stop him.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

Emmanuel's Dream

by Sean Qualls and Laurie Ann Thompson

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story--which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey--is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people--but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled. Thompson's lyrical prose and Qualls's bold collage illustrations offer a powerful celebration of triumphing over adversity.Includes an author's note with more information about Emmanuel's charity.

Winner of the Scheider Family Award

Date Added: 02/01/2019

Stone Fox

by John Reynolds Gardiner and Greg Hargreaves

John Reynolds Gardiner's action-packed canine adventure story of a thrilling dogsled race has captivated readers for more than thirty years.

Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, Stone Fox tells the story of Little Willy, who lives with his grandfather in Wyoming. When Grandfather falls ill, he is no longer able to work the farm, which is in danger of foreclosure. Little Willy is determined to win the National Dogsled Race—the prize money would save the farm and his grandfather. But he isn't the only one who desperately wants to win. Willy and his brave dog Searchlight must face off against experienced racers, including a Native American man named Stone Fox, who has never lost a race.

Exciting and heartwarming, this novel has sold millions of copies and was named a New York Times Outstanding Children's Book.

Date Added: 02/01/2019

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