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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 kits (kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth/sixth grade, and the Intervention Partner) 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 kit also includes  component materials designed by Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufresne to consistently support teachers throughout the lessons. 

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.

Fourth Grade Kit Classroom Includes:

  • 6 copies each of 60 Titles
  • Book Labels For All Titles
  • Fourth Grade Teaching Guide
  • Fourth Grade Lesson Plans
  • Advanced Comprehension Boxed Set
  • Vocabulary Box Set for Fourth Grade
  • Affix Box Set
  • Nonfiction Features Chart Card Set (Pack of 6)
  • Word Wall/Character Traits Cards Set (Pack of 6)
  • Toolkit for Test-Taking Strategies
  • 24 Fourth Grade Writing Journals
  • 1 Lesson Timer
  • 6 Write-on Sleeves
  • 3 Book Storage Tubs

Fourth Grade Kit Single Student Includes: 

  • 1 copy each of 60 Titles
  • Book Labels For All Titles
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