Geodes book titled, Fabric of the Andes

Geodes

Reading can open up new worlds for students by helping them build knowledge and sparking their curiosity. But often students don’t gain access to these enriching literacy experiences until they’ve mastered basic reading skills. Geodes® are here to change that. Geodes are accessible knowledge building information-rich books for emerging and developing readers, aligned with the scope and sequence of the Fundations® foundational reading program from Wilson Language Training™. Each book in the collection is designed to cultivate a deep reading experience, enabling students to apply decoding skills while building knowledge.

At the Core of Geodes

KNOWLEDGE BUILDING FOR EMERGING READERS

Geodes are organized into three levels: Level K, Level 1, and Level 2. Each level contains four modules, that center on a rich topic that sparks students’ interest. The topics give all students an opportunity to explore new places, cultures, and creatures, and classrooms using Wit & Wisdom® for English language arts instruction will see alignment across Geodes and Wit & Wisdom module topics.

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Geodes book covers.

Level K begins with Wordless Picture Books that give students an opportunity to tell a story based on a sequence of narrative illustrations. Next, Sound Search Books help students boost their letter-sound recognition skills by finding pictures associated with the sounds of a given letter. Students begin to apply their phonetic knowledge as they tap out words, and the Duet Books in Level K allow for just the right amount of adult assistance to help them build knowledge even as they read on their own for the first time.

Curious About Geodes?

Whether you’re just getting started with Geodes or want to learn more, our free Resource Overview Session webinars are a great way to explore the curriculum.  

Teacher and students in small group share a laugh over a funny book.

TRANSFORMING CLASSROOMS

"I’ve never seen kids with this level of vocabulary, content knowledge, and decoding skills."
—KATIE E., READING SPECIALIST CHARLES C. BELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, NC 

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