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ELA Grade K Required and Recommended Texts

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Module 1

Texts to Buy

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

Text Quantity ISBNs
Playing with Friends
by Rebecca Rissman
One per classroom
ISBN: 9781432990275
Toys Galore
by Peter Stein
One per classroom
ISBN: 9780763662547
Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon
by Patty Lovell
Six per classroom
ISBN: 9780399254062
Llama Llama Time to Share
by Anna Dewdney
Six per classroom
ISBN: 9780670012336

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
by A.A. Milne
Literature 790
William's Doll
by Charlotte Zolotow
Literature 840
What Can You Do with a Paleta
by Carmen Tafolla
Literature 960
by Kevin Henkes
Literature 260
Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic
by Emily Jenkins
Literature 730
Too Many Toys
by David Shannon
Literature 600
The Nowhere Box
by Sam Zuppardi
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
by Beverly Cleary
Literature 860
The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt
Literature 730
Press Here
by Herve Tullet
Literature 320
Phoebe and Her Digger
by Tricia Springstubb
by Birgitta Sif
Not a Box
by Antoinette Portis
Literature 50
Niño Wrestles the World
by Yuyi Morales
Literature 260
My Little Car
by Gary Soto
Look at This!: Play
by Ifeoma Onyefulu
Jamaica's Find
by Juanita Havill
Literature 460
I Love My New Toy: Elephant & Piggie
by Mo Willems
Literature 10
For You Are A Kenyan Child
by Kelly Cunnane
Literature 760
by Don Freeman
Literature 600
Brown Paper Teddy Bear
by Catherine Allison
A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play
by Marilyn Singer
10 Little Rubber Ducks
by Eric Carle
Toy Riddles
by EL Education
Attributes of Toys
by EL Education
The Magic Bow
by EL Education
Literature 870

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