At TES, we have been working on LTRS training for The Science of Reading, as a school site. In Kindergarten, we have implemented the "Fundations" phonics program and have had excellent results in our reading scores since our start. The emphasis is phonics based, and decoding is the skill needed to read, supported by this program.
As a Kindergarten whole, we do not have decodable readers for all children to use in class or for sending home in our book bags. We have had, and are not using F&P leveled readers anymore, as the Science of Reading Community emphasizes decoding for reading fluency and continued reading growth and success.
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.
These libraries are beautiful, colorful standards based reading books. These will be used by all students for years to come! They are not consumables.
We are asking for a class set of the Geodes Level K Classroom library, for each of our Kindergarten classes, 4 total.