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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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Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

by Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 02/12/2019


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


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


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


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 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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


How Many Stars in the Sky?

by Lenny Hort and James E. Ransome

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Lexile Measure: AD500L

Date Added: 02/13/2019


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


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


Juan Daniel's Futbol Frog

by the Engineering is Elementary Team and Keith Favazza

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 02/13/2019


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


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


Long Shot

by Frank Morrison and Chris Paul

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 02/22/2019


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


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



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