A Comprehensive
Literacy Program

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Literacy Footprints is a complete guided reading system developed by Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufresne. The lessons are based on Jan’s Next Step Forward in Guided Reading and Jan and Michèle’s coauthored Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics. Literacy Footprints features leveled readers, unique teaching tools, and guided reading lesson plans integrated with reading, writing and phonics.

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Guided writing is a
part of every Literacy
Footprints lesson.

It provides a supported
opportunity for students to
gain additional experience
writing about text.