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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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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


Stone Fox

by John Reynolds Gardiner and Marcia Sewall

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 02/22/2019


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


Our American Flag

by Mary Firestone

Its stars and stripes ripple and wave. It's the United States flag, and Americans have flown it for more than 200 years. Join seamstress Mary Pickers gill for a trip through time to see how this symbol of freedom came to be.

Lexile Measure: IG790L

Date Added: 05/28/2019


Juan Daniel's Futbol Frog

by the Engineering is Elementary Team and Keith Favazza

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 02/13/2019


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


Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

by Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 02/12/2019


The Sun

by Melanie Chrismer

Updated art of solar system shows 8 planets and their orbits instead of 9 - New Pluto book includes a list of other dwarf planets, in addition to Pluto, in our solar system - Updated information on space missions, moons, and planets - Updated Web sites for further information in back matter.

Date Added: 05/28/2019


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


Start Saving, Henry!

by Nancy Carlson

Henry's finally old enough to get an allowance, and he can't wait to spend it every week on giant jawbreakers, a huge pencil, and other silly things. But when Henry finds something he really wants, he discovers that saving money can be more difficult- and more rewarding-than he ever imagined. With candy-bright artwork, a popular main character, and a story that every child will relate to, Nancy Carlson's new book makes perfect "cents" for young readers!

Date Added: 04/03/2019


The Magic School Bus Builds the Statue of Liberty

by Anne Capeci

Ms Frizzle and her class are going to visit the Statue of Liberty but fall back into time, sail for France and discover how the statue was made.

Date Added: 04/10/2019


A Picnic In October

by Eve Bunting and Nancy Carpenter

In this powerful tribute to the true meaning of liberty, a boy comes to understand why his grandmother insists that the family travel to Ellis Island each year to celebrate the Statue of Liberty's birthday. Full color.

Date Added: 03/25/2019


Bad Kitty

by Nick Bruel

NIMAC-sourced textbook

From the creator of The New York Times bestseller Boing! comes Bad Kitty, the riotous story of a cat gone berserk -- four times over an in alphabetical order each time. Kitty is not happy hen she's told that her favorite foods are all gone and all that's left are Asparagus, Beets, Cauliflower, Dill...and 22 other equally unappealing vegetables. So she: Ate my homework, Bit grandma, Clawed the curtains, Damaged the dishes, and so on, through Z. Only when tastier things arrive (an Assortment of Anchovies, Buffalo Burritos, Chicken Cheesecake...) does she Apologize to Grandma.

Date Added: 02/12/2019


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


Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match

by Monica Brown

A creative, unique, bilingual, Peruvian-Scottish-American-soccer-playing artist celebrates her individuality.

Date Added: 04/03/2019


Ruby Bridges Goes to School

by Ruby Bridges

NIMAC-sourced textbook

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


Those Shoes

by Maribeth Boelts and Noah Z. Jones

NIMAC-sourced textbook

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.

Lexile Measure: AD550L

Date Added: 02/13/2019


Tell Me Why Planes Have Wings

by Shirley Willis and Karen Barker

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 02/22/2019


Parts

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


Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery

by David A. Adler and Susanna Natti

NIMAC-sourced textbook

The governor, a presidential candidate, is visiting Cam and Eric's school for the dedication of a new library. 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. After twenty-five years, Cam Jansen continues to win new fans with each mystery.

Date Added: 02/12/2019


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



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