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Fifth/Sixth Grade Kit 1

Mini-lessons for Whole-Group Instruction

Each grade level kit includes 12 carefully curated trade books, partnered with a corresponding lesson directly linked to the comprehension strategies of the Literacy Footprints lessons. Each book has been selected to reflect engaging illustrations, strong storylines, and a powerful opportunity to teach for deeper meaning. These whole-group lessons provide teachers with the framework to introduce students to the comprehension strategies that will comprise upcoming guided reading lessons.

The Literacy Footprints Interactive Read-Aloud will provide teachers with:

  • Lesson plans to pre-teach comprehension strategies
  • A carefully curated collection of trade books with corresponding lesson plans
  • Downloadable materials for teacher support
  • Prompts and language to encourage students to think about text as they read
  • Lesson plans that motivate students to engage with their reading
  • Formats that align closely with the instructional model of Literacy Footprints


Titles include:

  1. Tree of Cranes by Allen Say
  2. Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest by Gerald McDermott
  3. Let ’Er Buck! by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by Gordon C. James
  4. Don’t Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe by Chelsea Clinton, illustrated by Gianna Marino
  5. Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team by Susan Hood and Pathana Sornhiran, illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
  6. Enemy Pie by Derek Munson, illustrated by Tara Calahan King
  7. Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling, illustrated by Laura Freeman
  8. Spiders by Nic Bishop
  9. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R. B. G. vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Stacy Innerst
  10. La Frontera: El viaje con papá/My Journey with Papa by Deborah Mills and Alfredo Alva, illustrated by Claudia Navarro
  11. Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  12. Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein, illustrated by James E. Ransome
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