What's Included


Each of the five kits within Literacy Footprints 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. Each Literacy Footprints kit also includes a comprehensive Teaching Guide and the teaching materials needed for each lesson.





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Kindergarten Kit
Beginner Steps/Pre-A–​Level F​

  • 100 titles with companion lesson cards
  • Kindergarten Teaching Guide
  • ABC Charts/Sound Box Cards
  • Student Writing Journals
  • Lesson Timer
  • Sentence Strips
  • Word Study Box Set
  • Write-On Sleeves
  • Online Resources
  • Student Tracker

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First Grade Kit
Levels A–K​

  • 130 titles with companion lesson cards
  • First Grade Teaching Guide
  • ABC Chart/Sound Box Cards
  • Word Wall/Analogy Chart Cards
  • Student Writing Journals
  • Lesson Timer
  • Word Study Box
  • Write-On Sleeves
  • Online Resources
  • Student Tracker

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Second Grade Kit
Levels ​F​–​N​​

  • 91 titles with companion lesson cards
  • Second Grade Teaching Guide
  • Word Study/Word Wall Cards
  • Character Feelings and Traits Cards
  • Vowel Strips
  • Word-Solving Tools
  • Vocabulary-Solving Tools
  • Student Writing Journals
  • Lesson Timer
  • Comprehension Box Set
  • Write-On Sleeves
  • Online resources
  • Student tracker


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Third Grade Kit
Levels ​L​–Q​

  • 62 titles with companion lesson cards
  • Third Grade Teaching Guide
  • Word Wall/Character Feelings and Traits Cards
  • Sound Box/Analogy Chart Cards
  • Vocabulary-Solving Tools
  • Student Writing Journals
  • Lesson Timer
  • Comprehension Box Set
  • Vocabulary Box Set
  • Write-On Sleeves
  • Online Resources
  • Student tracker

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Fourth Grade Kit
Levels ​O​–​T​

  • 60 titles with companion lesson cards
  • Fourth Grade Teaching Guide
  • Word Wall/Character Feelings and Traits Cards
  • Nonfiction Features Cards
  • Student Writing Journals
  • Lesson Timer
  • Advanced Comprehension Box Set
  • Vocabulary Box Set
  • Toolkit for Test-Taking Strategies
  • Write-On Sleeves
  • Online Resources
  • Student tracker

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Resource kit

Resource Kit

  • 5 packs of Lowercase Magnetic Letters
  • 1 pack of Uppercase Magnetic Letters
  • 6 Magnetic Letter Trays (printed with alphabet)
  • 6 Student Dry-Erase Practice Boards
  • 1 Magnetic Dry-Erase Easel
  • 2 Magnetic Letter Storage Boxes
  • 6 Dry-Erase Markers with Attached Erasers
  • 1 The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading
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Lesson cards accompany each book. They follow Jan Richardson’s Next Step lesson format.

Lessoncard

Each of the three kits features sequenced, high-quality leveled texts in a variety of genres. Students will encounter traditional tales, realistic fiction, fantasy and informational texts.

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The Literacy Footprints online resource center provides teachers with a wealth of resources to support a successful implementation of the Literacy Footprints Guided Reading system. The site includes free downloadable literacy assessments, monitoring tools, and professional development support through free online video teaching resources.

Online resources

Each Literacy Footprints Kits includes all of the unique teaching materials required to implement the lessons. Some additional teaching tools, which many schools have on hand, are also used in the lessons. We have gathered these tools together for a single price in our Literacy Footprints Resource Toolkit.

Teaching tools