First Grade Kit

Lessons for Levels A–K

Each Literacy Footprints lesson includes a short Word Study activity designed to help students learn to hear sounds in words and use them to problem-solve unknown words while reading and writing.

First Grade Kit Single Student

Includes 1 copy of each book

First Grade Kit Single Student Includes:


Literacy Footprints is a Guided Reading system designed for classroom teachers, intervention, ELL, Special Education teachers, and support staff who are teaching children to read and write. Each of the kits (Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth/Sixth Grade, and the Intervention Partner) contains sequenced, high-quality leveled texts in a variety of genres. Students will encounter traditional tales, realistic fiction, fantasy, and informational text. The lesson cards that accompany the books follow Jan Richardson’s Next Step lesson format (Richardson, 2009 and 2016). Each lesson includes word study and phonics instruction based on The Next Step Forward in Word Study (Dufresne and Richardson 2019). Each kit also includes component materials designed by Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufresne to consistently support teachers throughout the lessons.

Click the Level below to see the list of titles in this kit.

Kit Titles Per Level

Number of titles



A - K

8 12 18 19 16 12 12 10 11 8 4

Level A

Choose a Pet

Find the Kittens


Look at This Mess

Looking Out

My Community


Super Sam Has Fun

Level B

Animal Race

Baby Animals and Their Mothers

Can We Play

Counting with Rosie

Fruit Salad

How Many?

Marvin Dresses Up


Snow Fun


Where Are We?

Where is My Dog?

Level C

A Carpenter's Tools

A Dinosaur Snack

A Season of Trees

Bella's Dinner


Come Here, Puppy

Fabulous Frogs

Fun in the Snow

Jasper the Fat Cat

Making Pizza

My Dog

Oliver Has a Snack


The Chicks Are Hatching

The Gingerbread Boy

The Three Little Pigs

The Water Park

We Love to Swim

Level D

A Hungry Puppy


Bella's Bone

Big Trucks

Georgie Giraffe, the Detective


Hermit Crabs

How to Grow a Carrot

In the Forest

Jack and the Bean Stalk

Jack the Cowboy

Lost in the Jungle

Nap Time for Gilbert

No Cookies Before Dinner

The Loose Tooth

The Missing Earrings

The Missing Puppy

Where Are the Baby Chicks?

Where is My Hat?

Level E

A Birthday Present for Spaceboy

A Walk for Jasper

Bully Dinosaur



Gilbert the Pig Wears a Dress

Jack's New Skates

Lost in the Woods

Our Senses

Santa's Suit

Shooting Hoops

Spaceboy Finds a Friend

The Sky is Falling

The Space Fort

Whitewater Rafting

You Can Save Energy

Level F

A Tower of Pillows

All About Cars

Bella and Rosie Love the Fall

Gilbert Goes on a Picnic

Help for Santa

How to Catch a Fish

Little Dinosaur The Hero

Making Maple Syrup

Pickles Helps Out

Quack Goes Camping

Sea Stars

Swimming in the City

Level G

A Mouse in the House

A New Friend at the Beach

Cookies for Santa

Fantastic Fish

How to Give Your Dog a Bath

Puppy Trouble

Rosie Feels Sick

Sleep Tight, Spaceboy


The Fishing Adventure

The Lost Valentines

Too Cold

Level H

A Cape for Daisy

Dinosaurs and Fossils

Pencils for Tidbit and Morsel

Petting Gilbert

Riding Bicycles

Space Fairy

The Seashell

The Shoemaker and the Elves

The Story of the Three Bears

Where Does Your Pizza Come From?

Level I

Adventure in the Purple Forest


Gilbert the Pig Has an Adventure

Going to School

In the Ocean

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

Math Tricks



Space Monster's Birthday Party

The Ugly Duckling

Level J

A World of Squirrels

All About Soccer

Apples for Santa


Creepy, Crawly Caterpillars

Daisy's Airplane Trip

The Thunderstorm

Trouble for Jasper

Level K

Daisy to the Rescue

Keeping Watch

Quack the Brave Duck

The Princess and the Pea

Lesson Cards

  • Accompany each book.
  • Our lesson plans are designed to engage students in literacy learning while they read books and write stories. The activities instill confidence in students as they learn important early literacy behaviors, concepts of print, and letters and sounds.

Our Books

  • Pair clear, well-chosen fonts with wide spacing between words, thoughtful line breaks, and supportive photography and illustrations.
  • Award-winning nonfiction provides motivation for additional learning.

Our goal is simple.

We want all students
to become proficient readers
who just can’t wait to read
another book.