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District List: DCPS - Second Grade Unit Text List

Description: District of Columbia Public Schools Unit Text List for students in 2nd Grade. #dcps


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Cendrillon

by Robert D. San Souci

You may think you know this story I am going to tell you, but you have not heard it for true. I was there. So I will tell you the truth of it. Here. Now.

Date Added: 02/04/2019


Hurry and the Monarch

by Meilo So and Antoine O Flatharta

When the beautiful orange Monarch on her fall migration route from Canada to Mexico stops to rest at Wichita Falls, Texas, she makes friends with an old tortoise called Hurry.

She tells him, "Maybe one day you'll break out of that shell, grow wings, and fly away," and then she is off again with millions of other Monarchs.

In the spring, she stops again at Hurry's garden just long enough to lay her eggs and head north to Canada.

Embedded in this lyrical and tender fictional presentation are the fascinating facts about the amazing 2,000-mile migration and the life cycle of butterflies. An afterword provides additional scientific data.

Date Added: 02/04/2019


Giant Steps to Change the World

by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

Everyone has it in them to be a hero. Everyone who reads about those men and women who stood up for what they believed in, who sacrificed everything for a passion or love, who took a step into a place where no one had ever stood before has what it takes to be among those names. You don't have to be the bravest or the strongest; you simply have to believe in something enough to overcome all odds, to conquer every obstacle and succeed. You need to do what all those people have done before you--jump that first hurdle, write that first word, paint that first stroke. Take that first step. For it is in you to be a hero--the only question is whether or not you know it.

Date Added: 02/04/2019


Gandhi

by Demi

M.k.Gandhi known by his followers as Mahatama--or great soul--was born in India in 1869 and grew up to become one of the most influential and well-respected political and social leaders the world has ever known. An adamant idealist and a courageous thinker, Gandhi identified himself with the struggles of the common people. He won independence for India and is called "Father of India". Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King were followers of Gandhi's teachings.

Date Added: 02/04/2019


Nelson Mandela

by Kadir Nelson

This stunning picture book biography of Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson is a receipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor award. In this picture book biography, award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global icon, in poignant free verse and glorious illustrations. It is the story of a young boy's determination to change South Africa, and of the struggles of a man who eventually became the president of his country by believing in equality for all people, no matter the color of their skin. Readers will be inspired by Mandela's triumph and his lifelong quest to create a more just world. An author's note at the back retells the story of Mandela's fight against apartheid in simple prose, and takes the story further, including Mandela's Nobel Peace Prize. A short bibliography lists additional sources for readers who want to find out more.

Date Added: 02/04/2019


Sit-In

by Andrea Davis Pinkney

It was February 1, 1960. They didn't need menus. Their order was simple. A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side. Courageously defying the WHITES ONLY edict of the area, four young black men took a stand against the injustice of segregation in America by sitting down at the lunch counter of a Woolworth's department store. Countless others of all races soon joined the cause following Martin Luther King Jr.'s powerful words of peaceful protest. By sitting down together, they stood up for civil rights and created the perfect recipe for integration not only at the Woolworth's counter, but on buses and in communities throughout the South.

Date Added: 02/04/2019


The Librarian of Basra

by Jeanette Winter

"In the Koran, the first thing God said to Muhammad was 'Read.'"* --Alia Muhammad Baker Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever. In a war-stricken country where civilians--especially women--have little power, this true story about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge know no boundaries. Illustrated by Jeanette Winter in bright acrylic and ink. Includes an author's note. *From the New York Times, July 27, 2003

Date Added: 02/04/2019


Who Is Jane Goodall?

by Roberta Edwards and John O'Brien and Nancy Harrison

A life in the wild! Jane Goodall, born in London, England, always loved animals and wanted to study them in their natural habitats. So at age twenty-six, off she went to Africa! Goodall's up-close observations of chimpanzees changed what we know about them and paved the way for many female scientists who came after her. Now her story comes to life in this biography with black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Date Added: 02/04/2019


Geography from A to Z

by Jack Knowlton

Have you ever wondered what a badland is? What about a gulch? Do you wonder what an isthmus is? Or a seamount? What about the difference between a plateau and a plain, or a knob and a knoll? Well, here are the answers! Images have been removed but image captions are present.

Date Added: 02/04/2019


Ma Dear's Aprons

by Patricia C. Mckissack

This book captures what life was like for a poor single mother and son in a time before washing machines, cars, and TV sets.

Date Added: 02/04/2019


Gilberto and the Wind

by Marie Hall Ets

A young boy finds in the wind a playmate of many moods: one that can sail boats, fly kites, blow dirt, and turn umbrellas inside out.

Date Added: 02/04/2019


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett

Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse. Images and image descriptions available.

Date Added: 02/04/2019


On The Same Day In March

by Marilyn Singer and Frané Lessac

On the same day in March... Polar bears ride on Artic ice. People in French cafes turn up their faces to the sun. Hailstones roll over Indian hillsides. Rain makes a river in Kenya. On the same day that it's icy cold in the Artic, it's foggy in Louisiana, sunny in Barbados, and blowing wild winds called willy-willies in Austrailia. In this poetic exploration of longitude and weather, with bright and detailed paintings of seventeen different places, Marilyn Singer and Frane Lessac show us what's happening from the poles to the equator-- all on the same day in March.

Top 10 Science Books for Children 2000 (Booklist) and Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2001, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council

Date Added: 02/04/2019


The Honey Makers

by Gail Gibbons

Covers the physical structure of honeybees and how they live in colonies, as well as how they produce honey and are managed by beekeepers.

Date Added: 02/01/2019


In the Garden with Dr. Carver

by Nicole Tadgell and Susan Grigsby

Sally is a young girl living in rural Alabama in the early 1900s, a time when people were struggling to grow food in soil that had been depleted by years of cotton production. One day, Dr. George Washington Carver shows up to help the grownups with their farms and the children with their school garden. He teaches them how to restore the soil and respect the balance of nature. He even prepares a delicious lunch made of plants, including "chicken" made from peanuts. And Sally never forgets the lessons this wise man leaves in her heart and mind. Susan Grigsby's warm story shines new light on an African American scientist who was ahead of his time.

Date Added: 02/01/2019


From Seed to Plant

by Gail Gibbons

Explores the intricate relationship between seeds and the plants which they produce. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Date Added: 02/01/2019



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