Kindergarten Kit

Lessons for Beginner Steps/Pre-A–Level F

The Literacy Footprints Kindergarten Kit provides teachers with 100 different titles (6 copies of each) designed to support small-group literacy instruction. Authentic, original leveled text, lesson plans, and materials are designed to foster and expand students’ literacy processing skills. The Literacy Footprints Guided Reading System was developed by Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufresne and is a powerful part of a comprehensive literacy solution for today’s culturally diverse classrooms.

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Kindergarten Kit Classroom

SKU: LFP-Kinder-CP

Includes 6 copies of each book


Kindergarten Kit Single Student

SKU: LFP-Kinder-SS

Includes 1 copy of each book


Kindergarten 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 guided reading kits 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 guided reading 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 - F

37 16 16 16 10 5

Level A

Now I Know My ABCs

At the Aquarium

Birthday Time

Busy Clarence

Clarence’s House

Dad is at Work

Daisy the Pirate

Dinner Time for Bella and Rosie

Dogs Having Fun

Dragon Toys

Everything Orange

Farm Animals

Flying with Super Sam

Fun at School

Going Places

Going Up with Super Sam

I Can Do It

Jaxson’s Animals


Let’s Go with Super Sam

Look Who’s Reading

Marvin Has Fun

Oliver Can Paint

Oliver’s Favorite Things

Parts of a Plant

Ready to Trick-or-Treat

Rosie Likes Pink

Rosie’s Pink Friends


Super Sam

Super Sam’s Family

Swimming Together


We Like Sunglasses

What Can Climb?

What Can Fly?

What’s the Weather Today?

Level B

Animal Tails

A Snack for Gilbert

A Sweater for Oliver

Beach Time for Clarence

Bella’s Busy Day


Clarence is Flying

How Do We Get There?

Look Up

Lovely Flowers

Marvin’s Friends

Playing Together

Reading Buddies


The Bus Ride

We Like Hats

Level C


Bella and Rosie at the Beach

Bella’s Birthday


Emily’s Babysitter

I Can Fly

In the Pond

Let’s Fly

Look Out for Space Monster

Look Out for the Lion

Splashing Dad

The Firefighter

The Little Red Hen

The Rain Forest

The Van

What’s for Dinner

Level D

Animal Tricks

Bella and Rosie Play Hide and Seek

Cat Naps with Oliver

Catching Fireflies

Firefighters to the Rescue

Grandma’s House

Grizzly Bears


Hide and Seek with Oliver


Spaceboy Plays Hide and Seek

Swimming with Mermaids

The Goats

The Lost Bear

The Monarch Butterfly

Where is Mother Duck?

Level E

A Picnic Lunch

Dogs or Cats?

Fun at the Beach

Going Fishing

Horseback Riding

Party Clothes

Play With Me

Rosie is Cold

The Lost Money

Where is Santa?

Level F

A Job for Little Elf

Emily Can’t Sleep


Quack’s Red Boots

The Sledding Adventure

Lesson Cards

  • Accompany each book.
  • Our lesson plans are designed to support teachers in providing dynamic small-group instruction that engages students in reading, writing, and word study/phonics. Each component of the lesson supports students in developing strong reading, writing, and decoding skills, while building vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency.

Our Books

  • High-quality award-winning fiction and nonfiction books in a variety of genres
  • Rigorously sequenced and leveled to provide gradually increasing text complexity that builds reading proficiency
  • Supportive photography and illustrations
  • Characters and topics that reflect the diversity of our world

Guided writing is a
part of every Literacy
Footprints lesson.

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