A New Approach to Early Literacy

Geodes in the classroom

Emerging readers crave books that inspire and fascinate. That’s why Great Minds and Wilson Language Training collaborated to create a new approach to early literacy. Introducing Geodes™, a collection of accessible, knowledge-building books for emerging and developing readers.

Preview Geodes

Designed to be highly readable for emerging and developing readers, each book is at least 80 percent decodable as aligned with the scope and sequence of Wilson Fundations®—a multisensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that benefits all K-3 students.

Knowledge Building

Students read books on varied content areas to build background knowledge and vocabulary. Grounded in the content of Wit & Wisdom®, each module includes 16 grade-level appropriate books centered on an engaging subject. 


Geodes honor the natural curiosity of children by providing authentic reading experiences. As students engage with a variety of compelling literary and informational books, they build good reading habits that will last a lifetime. 

Explore Geodes

Level 1 of Geodes includes four modules, comprising 16 books. Each book builds knowledge around a connected topic and reinforces student application of decoding and word recognition skills. The Level 1 classroom set includes:

  • 64 unique books  
  • 6 copies of each title (384 total) 
  • 20 copies each of the 16 My Geodes™ sets (320 total) 
  • 1 Inside Geodes™  
  • 1 natural geode 

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