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ELA Grade 1 Required and Recommended Texts

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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
Tools
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
Literature
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
Literature
Tools Rule!
by Aaron Meshon
Literature
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
Literature
The Clever Stick
by John Lechner
Literature
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
Informational
Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop
by Lisa Shulman
Literature
Let's Build a Clubhouse
by Marilyn Singer
Literature
Lady Hahn and Her Seven Friends
by Yumi Heo
Literature
Chopsticks
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Literature 240
Can We Help: Kids Volunteering To Help Their Communities
by George Ancona
Informational
Building Our House
by Jonathan Bean
Literature 820
Brush of the Gods
by Lenore Look
Literature 580
Brick by Brick
by Charles R. Smith
Informational

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