Common Core Standards for 1st Grade (RL 1.3)
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Flat Stanley and the Firehouse by Lori Haskins
Stanley has an adventure at the firehouse.
Pete the Cat Play Ball by James Dean
Pete learns good sportsmanship as his team plays baseball.
Gilbert and the Lost Tooth by Diane deGroat
The tooth fairy visits Gilbert’s house.
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
After swallowing a watermelon seed, a crocodile imagines a scary outcome.
The Gingerbread Cowboy by Janet Squires
A freshly baked gingerbread cowboy escapes from the ranch kitchen and eludes his pursuers in this western United States version of the Gingerbread boy.
The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens
When a tennis ball lands in a prairie-dog town, the residents find that their newfound frenzy for fuzz creates a fiasco.
Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library by Vicki Myron
Dewey, a rescued cat, finds a new home in the Spencer Public Library.
Honk, Honk, Goose: Canada Geese Start a Family by April Pulley Sayre
Learn about the roles of the female goose and her mate as they start a family.
The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter
Jane Goodall’s observations and writings uncovered many secrets of the animal world.