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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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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Long Shot

by Frank Morrison and Chris Paul

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 02/22/2019


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


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


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 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


How Many Stars in the Sky?

by Lenny Hort and James E. Ransome

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Lexile Measure: AD500L

Date Added: 02/13/2019


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


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


Wolves

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


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



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