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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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The Story of Jumping Mouse

by John Steptoe

"You will reach the far-off land if you keep hope alive within you." The words of Magic Frog give courage to the young mouse on his long and perilous journey to reach the wonderful land of legend. He faces many obstacles on his quest and sacrifices much to help others in need. But the mouse's compassion and faith in himself prove to be a source of great power...and bring him rewards even beyond his dreams.

Date Added: 09/04/2019


George Washington

by Jeff Yesh and Pamela Nettleton

Give readers a fresh look into the fascinating lives of six famous Americans. This Series is aligned with the Standard, "The History of the United States' Democratic Principles and Values, and the Peoples from Many Cultures Who Contributed to Its Cultural, Economic, and Political Heritage," as required by the National Council for History.

Date Added: 07/17/2019


The Planet Gods

by Jacqueline Mitton; Christina Balit

Though many of the planets were named long before we had good scientific information about them, Mitton draws readers attention to some amazing coincidences. The veiled goddess Venus lends her name to a cloud-shrouded planet. The blue, stormy planet Neptune is named for the god of the sea.

Date Added: 07/05/2019


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


The Bald Eagle

by Norman Pearl

This strong and beautiful bird is a symbol for an entire country. It is the bald eagle, and Americans made it their national emblem more than 200 years ago. Join Bill the bird keeper to see how this bird lives and how it became a symbol of the United States.

Date Added: 05/28/2019


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


Me and My Place in Space

by Joan Sweeney

Where is the earth? Where is the sun? Where are the stars?

Now in a Dragonfly edition, here is an out-of-this world introduction to the universe for children. With earth as a starting point, a young astronaut leads readers on a tour past each planet and on to the stars, answering simple questions about our solar system. In clear language, drawings, and diagrams, space unfolds before a child's eyes. Colorful illustrations, filled with fun and detail, give children a lot to look for on every page and a glossary helps reinforce new words and concepts. A terrific teaching tool, Me and My Place in Space is an easy and enjoyable way to introduce the concept of space to the very youngest astronomers.

Date Added: 05/28/2019


Wind Flyers

by Angela Johnson

Three-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Angela Johnson and New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long invite readers to ponder a band of undercelebrated World War II heroes -- the Tuskegee Airmen. With fleeting prose and transcendent imagery, this book by the masterful author/artist duo reveals how a boy's love of flight takes him on a journey from the dusty dirt roads of Alabama to the war-torn skies of Europe and into the hearts of those who are only now beginning to understand the part these brave souls played in the history of America.

Date Added: 05/28/2019


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


Martin's Dream Day

by Kitty Kelley and Stanley Tretick

Bestselling author and journalist Kitty Kelley combines her elegant storytelling with Stanley Tretick’s iconic photographs to transport readers to the 1963 March on Washington, bringing that historic day vividly to life for a new generation.

Martin Luther King Jr. was nervous.

Standing at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial, he was about to address 250,000 people with what would become known as his “I Have a Dream Speech”—the most famous speech of his life.

This day—August 28, 1963—was a momentous day in the Civil Rights Movement. It was the culmination of years spent leading marches, sit-ins, and boycotts across the South to bring attention to the plight of African Americans. Years spent demanding equality for all. Years spent dreaming of the day that black people would have the same rights as white people, and would be treated with the same dignity and respect. It was time for Martin to share his dream.

Date Added: 04/10/2019


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


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


All About Money

by Erin Roberson


- Simplifies complex math concepts
- Explains concepts using real-life situations and familiar objects
- Clear linkage between text and photos
- Words You Know section to reinforce text
- Index
Grades K-4 National Social Studies Standards
- Production, Distribution, and Consumption: VII
- Explain the role of money in everyday life
- Describe influence on economic decisions
- Time, Continuity, and Change: II
- Identify examples of change

Date Added: 03/26/2019


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


Tell Me Why Planes Have Wings

by Shirley Willis and Karen Barker

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 02/22/2019


Long Shot

by Frank Morrison and Chris Paul

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 02/22/2019


Stone Fox

by John Reynolds Gardiner and Marcia Sewall

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 02/22/2019


Juan Daniel's Futbol Frog

by the Engineering is Elementary Team and Keith Favazza

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 02/13/2019


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


How Many Stars in the Sky?

by Lenny Hort and James E. Ransome

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Lexile Measure: AD500L

Date Added: 02/13/2019


A Chair for My Mother

by Vera B. Williams

NIMAC-sourced textbook

After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy. A Chair for My Mother has sold more than a million copies and is an ideal choice for reading and sharing at home and in the classroom. "A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family."—The Horn Book

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Date Added: 02/12/2019


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


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


The Busy Body Book

by Lizzy Rockwell

NIMAC-sourced textbook

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: 02/12/2019


Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

by Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 02/12/2019



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