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Module 1

Texts included in the module

Texts that are included in the lesson materials.

Text Quantity Publisher
A Chef's Tools
by Holden Strauss
One per classroom
Rosen Publishing , 2015
ISBN: 9781499408348
The Little Red Pen
by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
Six per classroom
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
ISBN: 9780152064327
The Most Magnificent Thing
by Ashley Spires
Six per classroom
Kids Can Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781554537044
by Ann Morris
Six per classroom
Harper Collins, 1998
ISBN: 9780688161651
I Use Science Tools
by Kellie Hicks
One per classroom
Teacher Created Resources, 2011
ISBN: 9781617419317
My Math Toolbox
by Nancy Kelly Allen
One per classroom
Rourke Educational Media, 2011
ISBN: 9781617419607

Recommended texts for independent reading

Optional texts for students to read on their own to learn more about the topic. You can also download a PDF of this list.

Text Genre Lexile Measure
Yasmin's Hammer
by Ann Malaspina
Literature 610
Whose Tools?
by Toni Buzzeo
Whose Tools Are These: A Look at Tools Workers Use - Big, Sharp and Smooth
by Sharon Katz Cooper
Literature 670
Whose Tools Are These (Community Helper Mysteries)
by Amanda Doering Tourville
Informational 270
When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry
by Molly Bang
Tools Rule!
by Aaron Meshon
Tooling Around: Crafty Creatures and the Tools They Use
by Ellen Jackson
Informational 1 050
The Red Pencil
by Andrea Davis Pinckney
Literature 620
The Pencil
by Allan Ahlberg
Literature 540
The Eraserheads
by Kate Banks
The Clever Stick
by John Lechner
The Chickens Build A Wall
by Jean-Francois Dumont
Literature 850
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition
by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Literature 860
Silent Music: A Story of Baghdad
by James Rumford
Literature 830
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
by Jon Klassen
Informational 310
Rosie Revere, Engineer
by Andrea Beaty
Literature 860
Peaceful Piggy Meditation
by Kerry Lee MacLean
Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop
by Lisa Shulman
Let's Build a Clubhouse
by Marilyn Singer
Lady Hahn and Her Seven Friends
by Yumi Heo
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Literature 240
Can We Help: Kids Volunteering To Help Their Communities
by George Ancona
Building Our House
by Jonathan Bean
Literature 820
Brush of the Gods
by Lenore Look
Literature 580
Brick by Brick
by Charles R. Smith

Module 2

Texts to Buy

Texts that need to be procured. Please download the Trade Book List for procurement guidance.

Text Quantity ISBNs
What the Sun Sees, What the Moon Sees
by Nancy Tafuri
6 per class
ISBN: 9780688144937
Does the Sun Sleep?: Noticing Sun, Moon, and Star Patterns
by Martha E.H. Rustad
1 per class
ISBN: 9781467786119
What Makes Day and Night
by Franlyn M. Branley
6 per class
ISBN: 9780062381972
Kitten’s First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes
2 per class
ISBN: 9780060588281
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me
by Eric Carle
1 per class
ISBN: 9780887080265
Sun and Moon
by Lindsey Yankey
1 per class
ISBN: 9781927018606
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky
by Elphinstone Dayrell
1 per class
ISBN: 9780395539637
Summer Sun Risin’
by Nikola-Lisa, W.
6 per class
ISBN: 9781584302520

Recommended texts for independent reading

Optional texts for students to read on their own to learn more about the topic. You can also download a PDF of this list.

Text Genre Lexile Measure
Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations
by Jacqueline Mitton
Informational 750
What the Moon is Like (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2)
by Franklyn M. Branley
Informational 490
What Makes Day and Night (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
by Franklyn M. Branley
Informational 230
Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back: A Native American Year of Moon
by Joseph Bruchac
Literature 960
There is Day and Night (Tell Me Why)
by Linda Crotta Brennan
Informational 430
Sunshine Makes the Seasons (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
by Franklyn M. Branley
Informational 510
Sun Up, Sun Down: The Story of Day and Night (Science Works)
by Jacqui Bailey
Informational 800
Sun Up, Sun Down
by Gail Gibbons
Informational 490
The Sun Our Nearest Star (Let's Read and Find Out Science Level 2)
by Franklyn M. Branley
Informational 570
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei
by Peter Sis
Informational 830
The Reasons for Seasons
by Gail Gibbons
Informational 620
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest
by Gerald McDermott
Literature 380
Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen
Literature 630
Out of This World: Poems and Facts about Space
by Amy Sklansky
Poetry 1 030
Our Seasons
by Grace Lin
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
by Brian Floca
Informational 990
The Moon Seems to Change (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
by Franklyn M. Branley
Informational 470
Moon Rope / Un lazo a la luna
by Lois Ehlert
The Moon Book
by Gail Gibbons
Informational 740
Many Moons
by James Thurber
Literature 790
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth
by Kathryn Lasky
Informational 840
If You Decide to Go to the Moon
by Faith McNulty
Literature 690
I Wonder Why the Sun Rises: and Other Questions About Time and Seasons
by Brenda Walpole
Informational 820
How the Stars Fell into the Sky: A Navajo Legend
by Jerrie Oughton
Literature 780
Henry's Stars
by David Elliott
Informational 500
by Jason CHin
Fly Guy Presents: Space (Scholastic Reader, Level 2)
by Tedd Arnold
Informational 590
by Lizi Boyd
The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet: Native American Poems of the Land
by Joseph Bruchac
Coyote Places the Stars
by Harriet Peck Taylor
Literature 780
Coyote in Love With a Star: Tales of the People
by Marty Kreipe De Montano
Literature 640
Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings
by Doug Florian
Come Back, Moon
by David Kheridan
Bountiful Earth: 25 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children
by Pam Schiller
Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale
by Gerald McDermott
Literature 480
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti
by Gerald McDermott
Literature 290
Where are They?: The Sun, Moon, and Stars
by EL Education for Instructional Purposes

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