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Second 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. Goldilocks and the Three Bears, by Gennady Spirin
  2. The Three Snow Bears, by Jan Brett
  3. The Other Side, by Jacqueline Woodson
  4. Trapped! A Whale's Rescue, by Robert Burleigh
  5. A House in the Sky and Other Uncommon Animal Homes, by Steve Jenkins
  6. My Two Blankets, by Irena Kobald
  7. Be Kind, by Pat Zietlow Miller
  8. Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh, by Sally M. Walker
  9. Mama Panya's Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya, by Mary and Rich Chamberlin
  10. One Tiny Turtle, by Nicola Davies
  11. Mango, Abuela, and Me, by Meg Medina
  12. Hippos Are Huge, by Jonathan London
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