Please sign-in to...
  • Save Orders
  • View Saved Orders
  • View Order History
  • Save Wish Lists
  • Move Wish List to Cart
  • and more!
 

Do not show this message again.

 

Leap!

Recently Viewed Products
 

You have not viewed any products recently.

 

LEAP Header Banner

Leap!

Leap!  is an information text program created to provide the instructional support emergent and early readers need as they learn to navigate complex text.  The program was designed to provide scaffolded text that introduce nonfiction text features through thematically linked and engaging books.

Program Structure

There are 3 sets of books that make up the Leap!  program:

  • The books in each set get increasingly more difficult (text load and concepts)
  • Each set is made up of 4 themes
  • Each theme has 1 Big Book and 3 instructional texts (1 of the 3 books is a small version of the big book)
  • The books in each theme share concepts and content that provide multiple access points to the same instruction

Leap!  provides instruction that supports literacy development by introducing students to the following:

  • Initial letter cues, word structures, and sentence patterns
  • Photograph relationships — understanding labels and captions
  • Direction arrows, headings, and sidebars
  • Purpose of a contents page and a glossary
  • Understanding information within a simple graph or chart
  • How to read maps, bulleted points, and fact boxes
  • Text include introduction to reading dates and using diagrams
  • Students learn the purpose of an index and icons within the text

Leap!  provides teachers with an instructional plan that fully supports student’s acquisition of the skills needed to navigate complex informational text, providing a basis to further literacy development. This is done through modeling with the Big Books and then providing additional practice through the instructional texts.

Program

Leap!  is a low-level informational text program exclusively designed to introduce and teach text features and text structures to Emergent and Early readers.

Program Features

  • Engaging topics and photos
  • Progressive text load and complexity
  • Science and math themes included
  • Topics covered in sets of 3 books, one small book in each set has a matching Big Book version for shared reading
  • 36 total small books
  • 12 big books for shared reading
Text Types included in these books:
  • Information Text
  • Procedural Text
  • Counting
  • Biography
 

Set A

Counting

Counting Counting Counting

Dressing Up

Dressing Up Dressing Up Dressing Up

Places

Places Places Places

Plants

Plants Plants Plants
Counting
Explore Counting
Concepts
  • Toys
  • Place
  • One to one correspondence
  • Counting
  • Following directions
  • Character development
  • Play
  • Signs
  • The extraordinary natural world
  • Plants
Text Type and Features
  • Photographs
  • Numerals 1 to 10
  • Bold print
  • Sidebars (number strips)
  • Procedural Text
  • Headings
  • Labels
  • Directional arrows
  • Information Text
  • Picture glossary
 

Set B

Animals

Animals Animals Animals

Following Directions

Following Directions Following Directions Following Directions

School

School School School

Shapes

Shapes Shapes Shapes
Counting
Explore Tigers
Concepts
  • Following directions
  • Character development
  • Play
  • Place
  • Friends
  • Counting
  • Cultures — English, Spanish, Chinese, French
Text Type and Features
  • Procedural text
  • Photographs
  • Headings
  • Bold print
  • Labels
  • Directional arrows
  • Numerals
  • Bulleted points
  • Biography
  • Sidebars
  • Maps
 

Set C

Life Cycles

Life Cycles Life Cycles Life Cycles

Movement

Movement Movement Movement

Planets

Planets Planets Planets

Weather

Weather Weather Weather
Counting
Explore Weather
Concepts
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Life cycles from birth to adult
  • Geography
  • Climate
  • The solar system
  • Distance
  • Graphic representation
  • Observation
  • Description
  • Recording data
  • Weather
  • Seasons
  • Headings
  • Dates
  • Icons
  • Calendar
  • Grid
Text Type and Features
  • Information and procedural text
  • Photographs
  • Bold print
  • Fact boxes
  • Numerals
  • Diagrams
  • Labels
  • Maps
  • Size comparison chart
  • Indexes
 

Big Books

Of the three small books in each theme, one of the books is also available as a Big Book for shared reading. A total of twelve Big Books in the program. The Big Book/Small Book pairing serves students by providing scaffolded instruction to introduce concepts and features common to the books in each theme.
australian animals catcher plants earth
fair jumping ropes kaleidoscope
making a handprint pablo goes to school how to dress up as a robot
it's summer tiger features toy dinosaurs
Counting
Explore Big Books
 

Teacher Notes

There are detailed Teacher Notes for each theme for a total of twelve Teacher Notes.
animals teaching notes counting teaching notes dressing up teaching notes
following directions teaching notes life cycles teaching notes movement teaching notes
places teaching notes planets teaching notes plants teaching notes
school teaching notes shapes teaching notes weather teaching notes/
Counting
Explore Teacher Notes

en Español

Leap, the little books with attitude, are now available in Spanish!

Leap en Español is the same low-level informational text program exclusively designed to introduce and teach text features and text structures to Emergent and Early readers.
Counting
Explorar, Cómo disfrazarte como un payaso
Leap en Español features:
  • Engaging topics and photos
  • Progressive text load and complexity
  • Science and math themes included
  • Topics covered in sets of 3 books, one small book in each set has a matching Big Book version for shared reading
  • 36 total small books
  • 12 big books for shared reading
 
 
 
OK