Literacy Footprints First Grade Kit


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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. 

McREL Study Finds Literacy Footprints Meets Criteria for Tier 1 (Strong Evidence) under ESSA [PDF]

Study Shows Students Using Literacy Footprints Performed Better on End-of-Year i-Ready Diagnostic Reading Assessments [PDF]


CLASSROOM KITS include 6 copies of each title, teaching tools for groups of 6 students as well as a lesson plan for each title.

SINGLE STUDENT SETS include 1 copy of each title and do not include lesson plans or additional components.

First Grade Kit Classroom Includes:

  • 6 copies each of 130 Titles
  • First Grade Teaching Guide
  • First Grade Lesson Plans
  • ABC Chart/Sound Box Card (Pack of 6)
  • Word Wall/Analogy Chart Cards (Pack of 6)
  • Word Study Box Set
  • Book Labels For All Titles
  • 24 First Grade Writing Journals
  • Sentence Strips (Pack of 300)
  • 1 Lesson Timer
  • 6 Write-on Sleeves
  • 6 Book Storage Tubs

First Grade Kit Single Student Includes:

  • 1 copy each of 130 Titles
  • Book Labels For All Titles
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