Great Minds® and Wilson Language Training® have collaborated to create a new collection of accessible, knowledge-building books for emerging and developing readers. Geodes® for Level K aligns with both the scope and sequence of Fundations® Level K and the module topics in Great Minds’ Grade K English language arts curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®.
In the Geodes® Level K Classroom Library, children build on an early understanding of story structure to graduate from wordless picture books and sound search books to duet books, where students practice decoding words, phrases, and simple sentences. From the very first book, students begin to build knowledge.
The Level K library is organized into four topical modules: The Five Senses; Once Upon a Farm; America, Then and Now; and The Continents.
The kit includes:
- 48 unique titles divided into 4 modules that contain both informational and literary text. Multiple copies of each title provided for a total of 384 books.
- My Geodes®, a grayscale book that is a compilation of the titles that comprise a set. There are 20 copies of each My Geodes® (total of 320) to allow each child to have one for extra practice in school or at home.
- Inside Geodes®, a teacher resource that includes a comprehensive introduction to the module design and components and provides suggestions for implementation.
- A unique geode rock with a stand to highlight that this library set is called Geodes® because the books belie the rich and complex knowledge they contain.
- Modules 1 and 2:
- Each module contains 8 unique titles (2 Wordless Picture Books and 6 Sound Search Books) divided into 2 sets
- 12 full-color copies of each title (x 8 titles = 96 books per module)
- My Geodes® book for each set of titles (20 copies of each of the 4 compilations = 80 books per module)
- Modules 3 and 4:
- Each module contains 16 unique titles (all Duet Books) divided into 4 sets
- 6 full-color copies of each title (x 16 titles = 96 books per module)
- My Geodes® book for each set of titles (20 copies of each of the 4 compilations = 80 books per modules)
SPECIFICATIONS: 384 books (9" x 7")