School Ordering

  1. Express Readers accepts Purchase Orders as well as website orders. To submit a PO, please email contact@expressreaders.net with a copy of the PO and contact information for the purchasing/accounting department or the person wishing to purchase.
  2. If you are a teacher, print your Wish List and submit it to the district or administration. Express Readers’ materials are qualified for Title I funding.
  3. Express Readers does have a $275 minimum order UNLESS you are already a customer. If you currently use the program and will not meet the online ordering minimum, please contact us at contact@expressreaders.net with a completed order form.
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I Am Ready Program Class Sets

Kindergarten Class Sets

  • Kindergarten Class Sets – For Classes of 25 Students

    Materials Included:

    • 5 sets of 34 books
    • 3 sets of 3 games
      (Mat Match, Couple Cards, Silly Sentences)
    • 40 sets of consumables (mixed)
      (25 Step 1, 10 Steps 2-3, 5 Steps 4-5)

      • 40 Tool Kits
      • 40 Practice Pages
    • 1 set of classroom visuals
      (Alphabet Cards, Alphabet Sound Boards, Sticky Word Display Cards, Color/Number Cards, Step Themes)
    • 1 Teacher’s Collection
      • The Student Activities Book
      • The Teacher’s Guidebook
      • The Teacher Planners
        (Green, Blue, and Orange)
    $2,000.00
  • Kindergarten Class Sets – For Classes of 30 Students

    Materials Included:

    • 6 sets of 34 books
    • 3 sets of 3 games
      (Mat Match, Couple Cards, Silly Sentences)
    • 50 sets of consumables (mixed)
      (30 Step 1, 15 Steps 2-3, 5 Steps 4-5)

      • 50 Tool Kits
      • 50 Practice Pages
    • 1 set of classroom visuals
      (Alphabet Cards, Alphabet Sound Boards, Sticky Word Display Cards, Color/Number Cards, Step Themes)
    • 1 Teacher’s Collection
      • The Student Activities Book
      • The Teacher’s Guidebook
      • The Teacher Planners
        (Green, Blue, and Orange)
    $2,250.00

First Grade Class Sets

  • First Grade Class Sets – For Classes of 25 Students

    Materials Included:

    • 5 sets of 34 books
    • 3 sets of 3 games
      (Mat Match, Couple Cards, Silly Sentences)
    • 40 sets of consumables (mixed)
      (5 Step 1, 25 Steps 2-3, 10 Steps 4-5)

      • 40 Tool Kits
      • 40 Practice Pages
    • 1 set of classroom visuals
      (Alphabet Cards, Alphabet Sound Boards, Sticky Word Display Cards, Color/Number Cards, Step Themes)
    • 1 Teacher’s Collection
      • The Student Activities Book
      • The Teacher’s Guidebook
      • The Teacher Planners
        (Green, Blue, and Orange)
    $2,000.00
  • First Grade Class Sets – For Classes of 30 Students

    Materials Included:

    • 6 sets of 34 books
    • 3 sets of 3 games
      (Mat Match, Couple Cards, Silly Sentences)
    • 50 sets of consumables (mixed)
      (5 Step 1, 30 Steps 2-3, 15 Steps 4-5)

      • 50 Tool Kits
      • 50 Practice Pages
    • 1 set of classroom visuals
      (Alphabet Cards, Alphabet Sound Boards, Sticky Word Display Cards, Color/Number Cards, Step Themes)
    • 1 Teacher’s Collection
      • The Student Activities Book
      • The Teacher’s Guidebook
      • The Teacher Planners
        (Green, Blue, and Orange)
    $2,400.00

Second Grade Class Sets

  • Second Grade Class Sets – For Classes of 25 Students

    Materials Included:

    • 5 sets of 15 books
    • 2 sets of Couple Cards, 1 Silly Stories
    • 1 set of Step Themes
    • 2 set of Sticky Word Display Cards
    • 25 sets of consumables
      • 25 Took Kits
      • 25 Practice Pages
    • 1 Teacher’s Collection
      • The Big Steps Activities Book
      • The Teacher’s Guidebook
      • The Teacher Planner
    • STEPS 4-5: 5 sets of Steps 4-5 books, Steps 4-5 Planner, Couple Cards, Sticky Words, and Silly Sentence Set, 10 sets of Steps 4-5 consumables, Step Themes 4-5
    $2,100.00
  • Second Grade Class Sets – For Classes of 30 Students

    Materials Included:

    • 6 sets of 15 books
    • 2 sets of Couple Cards, 1 Silly Stories
    • 1 set of Step Themes
    • 2 set of Sticky Word Display Cards
    • 30 sets of consumables
      • 30 Took Kits
      • 30 Practice Pages
    • 1 Teacher’s Collection
      • The Big Steps Activities Book
      • The Teacher’s Guidebook
      • The Teacher Planner
    • STEPS 4-5: 5 sets of Steps 4-5 books, Steps 4-5 Planner, Couple Cards, Sticky Words, and Silly Sentence Set, 10 sets of Steps 4-5 consumables, Step Themes 4-5
    $2,400.00

I Am Ready Program Book Sets

I Am Ready Program Class Books

  • Consonant Play Book

    With the Consonant Play Book, students learn phonics and letter recorgnition through movement, play, and imagination. Bug guides all of the characters through activities for each consonant letter sound on a visual and kinesthetic adventure!

    $99.00
  • Picture Finds Book

    The Picture Finds Book is a practice of consonant letter sounds through colorful pictures, hidden pictures, and class or small group discussions. The book encourages vocabulary acquisition, and basic phonics and phonemic awareness using beginning sounds and letter recognition.

    $99.00
  • Short Vowels With Bug

    Bug helps students learn short vowels, uppercase and lowercase vowel recognition, and various vowel placement within words.

    $27.00
  • I Am Ready, Class Book Collection

    With the Consonant Play Book, students learn phonics and letter recognition through movement, play, and imagination. Bug guides all of the characters through activities for each consonant letter sound on a visual and kinesthetic adventure!

    The Picture Finds Book is a practice of consonant letter sounds through colorful pictures, hidden pictures, and class or small group discussions. The book encourages vocabulary acquisition, and basic phonics and phonemic awareness using beginning sounds and letter recognition.

    Bug helps students learn short vowels, uppercase and lowercase vowel recognition, and various vowel placement within words.

    $199.00

Kindergarten And First Grade Book Sets

Second Grade Book Sets

I Am Ready Program Consumables

  • I Am Ready Practice Pages (Bound)

    I Am Ready Practice Pages (Bound) is the first workbook in the Express Readers’ series. It is a combination of Practice Pages and Tool Kit material. The pages cover basic handwriting, letter recognition, phonemic awareness, basic phonics, CVC words, and simple blending. There are black and white books for each short vowel, 2 simple readers, and the 4 phonics readers included in the I Am Ready program. (322 pages)

    $15.00
  • I Am Ready Practice Pages (Unbound)

    I Am Ready Practice Pages (Unbound) is the first workbook in the Express Readers’ series. It is a combination of Practice Pages and Tool Kit material. The pages cover basic handwriting, letter recognition, phonemic awareness, basic phonics, CVC words, and simple blending. There are black and white books for each short vowel, 2 simple readers, and the 4 phonics readers included in the I Am Ready program. (322 pages)

    $15.00

Kindergarten and First Grade Consumables

  • Step 1 Practice Pages (Bound)

    Step 1 Practice Pages (Bound) focuses on single letter phonics, phonemic awareness, short vowels, beginning consonants, ending consonants, simple blending, and CVC words. Reading comprehension is build in to activites, such as requiring students to draw a picture or add to a picture based on the text. (168 pages)

    $9.00
  • Step 1 Practice Pages (Unbound)

    Step 1 Practice Pages (Unbound) focuses on single letter phonics, phonemic awareness, short vowels, beginning consonants, ending consonants, simple blending, and CVC words. Reading comprehension is build in to activites, such as requiring students to draw a picture or add to a picture based on the text. (168 pages)

    $9.00
  • Step 1 Tool Kit (Bound)

    Step 1 Took Kit (Bound) contains 8 black and white books, 4 reading comprehension pages for each book, 5 short vowel books, 4 beginner books, 5 Express Theater scripts, and 3 short stories with reading comprehension. Each book, short story and script focuses on the phonics within Step 1 Practice Pages, giving meaning to the phonics being learned and reviewed. (156 pages)

    $9.00
  • Step 1 Tool Kit (Unbound)

    Step 1 Took Kit (Unbound) contains 8 black and white books, 4 reading comprehension pages for each book, 5 short vowel books, 4 beginner books, 5 Express Theater scripts, and 3 short stories with reading comprehension. Each book, short story and script focuses on the phonics within Step 1 Practice Pages, giving meaning to the phonics being learned and reviewed. (156 pages)

    $9.00
  • Step 2 and Step 3 Practice Pages

    Step 2 and Step 3 Practice Pages focuses on beginning and ending blends, consonant digraphs (th, sh, ch, -tch, ng, nk), two-syllable short vowel words, the review and practice of the short vowels, and sight words. Reading comprehension is built in to activities, such as requiring students to draw a picture based on sentences or add to a picture based on the text. (128 pages)

    $9.00
  • Step 2 and Step 3 Tool Kit (Bound)

    Step 2 and Step 3 Tool Kit (Bound) contains 12 black and white books, 4 reading comprehension pages for each book, 8 Express Theater scripts, and 8 short stories with reading comprehension. Each book, short story and script focuses on the phonics within Step 2 and Step 3 Practice Pages giving meaning to the phonics being learned and reviewed. (176 pages)

    $9.00
  • Step 2 and Step 3 Tool Kit (Unbound)

    Step 2 and Step 3 Tool Kit (Unbound) contains 12 black and white books, 4 reading comprehension pages for each book, 8 Express Theater scripts, and 8 short stories with reading comprehension. Each book, short story and script focuses on the phonics within Step 2 and Step 3 Practice Pages giving meaning to the phonics being learned and reviewed. (176 pages)

    $9.00
  • Step 4 and Step 5 Practice Pages

    Step 4 and Step 5 Practice Pages focus on long vowels, formed with sneaky “e” and vowel teams. There is also practice for two-syllable long vowel words and sight words. The practice format is similar to earlier Steps, with the use of more complex sentences and added writing activities. (136 pages)

    $9.00
  • Step 4 and Step 5 Tool Kit (Bound)

    Step 4 and Step 5 Tool Kit (Bound) contains 14 black and white books, 4 reading comprehension pages for each book, 5 Express Theater scripts, and 4 short stories with reading comprehension. Each book, short story and script focuses on the phonics with in Step 4 and Step 5 Practice Pages, giving meaning to the phonics being learned and reviewed. (196 pages)

    $9.00
  • Step 4 and Step 5 Tool Kit (Unbound)

    Step 4 and Step 5 Tool Kit (Unbound) contains 14 black and white books, 4 reading comprehension pages for each book, 5 Express Theater scripts, and 4 short stories with reading comprehension. Each book, short story and script focuses on the phonics with in Step 4 and Step 5 Practice Pages, giving meaning to the phonics being learned and reviewed. (196 pages)

    $9.00

Second Grade Consumables

  • Step 6 Practice Pages

    Step 6 Practice Pages covers multiple phonics rules, providing activities and meaningful practice, such as cloze activities, fill-in-the-blank activities, crossword puzzles, alphabetical order exercises, rhyming games, and more. Each phonics rule is introduced with a hands-on, cut-out activity, sentence writing, and word lists. Some rules covered are r-controlled vowels, suffixes and prefixes, soft g, open e, silent letters, ow/ou, and more. (328 pages)

    $15.00
  • Step 6 Tool Kit

    Step 6 Tool Kit contains 15 black and white books, 6 reading comprehension pages for each book, 2 Express Theater scripts, 1 poem, and 2 short stories with reading comprehension. Each book, short story, poem and script focuses on the phonics within Step 6 Practice Pages, giving meaning to the phonics being learned and reviewed. (Step 6 Took Kit can be bought unbound upon request.) (250 pages)

    $15.00

I Am Ready Program Games

  • Sound Cards

    Sound Cards contain 8-15 picture cards for each consonant with the letter on the opposite side. Short vowels are also presented in the cards with 2-5 cards per vowel. The letter side of the Sound Cards can be used for letter find games, sorting headers, small word building, phonemic awareness through isolating sounds, and more. The picture side of the Sound Cards can be used in sorting by sound games, as a visual display, for sound hunts and sound searches, for language acquisition and vocabulary building, and more. (2×3.5″, UV coated, glossy, color)

    $45.00

I Am Ready Program Displays

Kindergarten and First Grade Games

Kindergarten and First Grade Displays

  • Alphabet Card

    The Alphabet Card is a 5.5×8.5 hard card, uv-coated manipulative. The card is the perfect size for individual student use, giving students easy reference to letter formation, letter direction, and quick letter recognition.

    $0.75
  • Sticky Word Display Cards Collection

    Sticky Word Display Cards are 4×6, hard card, uv-coated, two-sided and full color.

    Sticky Word Display Cards are perfect for wall displays or game pieces. The cards help students practice rote memory for difficult, irregular words or words that are not decodable at a specific level.

    Sticky Word Display Cards Collection: Step 1 and Pre-Pages, Step 2 and Step 3, Step 4 and Step 5, Step 6

    $32.00
  • Sticky Word Display Cards Step 1 and Pre-Pages

    Sticky Word Display Cards are 4×6, hard card, uv-coated, two-sided and full color.

    Sticky Word Display Cards are perfect for wall displays or game pieces. The cards help students practice rote memory for difficult, irregular words or words that are not decodable at a specific level.

    Step 1 and Pre-Pages: a, I, the, was, to, he, from, go, be, for, too

    $8.00
  • Sticky Word Display Cards Step 2 and Step 3

    Sticky Word Display Cards are 4×6, hard card, uv-coated, two-sided and full color.

    Sticky Word Display Cards are perfect for wall displays or game pieces. The cards help students practice rote memory for difficult, irregular words or words that are not decodable at a specific level.

    Step 2 and Step 3: of, does, see, sees, have, put, puts, come, like, all, where, she, are, good

    $10.00
  • Sticky Word Display Cards Step 4 and Step 5

    Sticky Word Display Cards are 4×6, hard card, uv-coated, two-sided and full color.

    Sticky Word Display Cards are perfect for wall displays or game pieces. The cards help students practice rote memory for difficult, irregular words or words that are not decodable at a specific level.

    Step 4 and Step 5: they, my, when, same, do, want, wants, her, says, say, again, you, there, we, now, said, what, no, our, could, why

    $10.00
  • Step 2 and Step 3 Step Themes

    Step 2 Step Theme presents blends in an interactive way, with a plastic pocket and blend cards. The Step 3 Step Theme demonstrates consonant digraphs with an engaging movement. The back of each Step Theme gives an explanation of the rule and examples. (8.5×11, hard card, two-sided, UV coated)

    $30.00
  • Step 4 and Step 5 Step Themes

    Step 4 Step Theme demonstrates Sneaky “e” in a colorful and interactive way, including individual Sneaky “e” cards. Step 5 Step Theme is an interactive display used to explain vowel teams. The back of each Step Theme gives an explanation of the rule and examples. (8.5×11, hard card, two sided, UV coated)

    $20.00
  • Step Theme Collection

    Step 2 Step Theme presents blends in an interactive way, with a plastic pocket and blend cards. The Step 3 Step Theme demonstrates consonant digraphs with an engaging movement. The back of each Step Theme gives an explanation of the rule and examples. (8.5×11, hard card, two sided, UV coated)

    Step 4 Step Theme demonstrates Sneaky “e” in a colorful and interactive way, including individual Sneaky “e” cards. Step 5 Step Theme is an interactive display used to explain vowel teams. The back of each Step Theme gives an explanation of the rule and examples. (8.5×11, hard card, two sided, UV coated)

    $40.00

Second Grade Games

Second Grade Displays

  • Sticky Word Display Cards Step 6

    Sticky Word Display Cards are 4×6, hard card, uv-coated, two-sided and full color.

    Sticky Word Display Cards are perfect for wall displays or game pieces. The cards help students practice rote memory for difficult, irregular words or words that are not decodable at a specific level.

    Step 6: about, always, friend, how, know, knows, sorry, were, where, while, who, would, your

    $8.00
  • Step 6 Step Themes

    Step 6 Step Themes cover 13 large phonics rules in a colorful and interactive way. The back of each Step Theme gives an explanation of the rule and the exceptions, as well as examples. The Step Themes are a durable, hands-on way to practice the concepts in the Practice Pages, Step 6. (8.5×11, hard card, Velcro attachments, two sided, UV coated)

    $55.00

I Am Ready Program Teacher’s Collection

Steps 1-5 Teacher’s Collection

  • Steps 1-5 The Complete Teacher’s Collection

    The Complete Teacher’s Collection is the curriculum for two years, covering standards for all foundational reading skills of Kindergarten and First Grade. The Collection includes all the resources described below, as well as a flashdrive with all reproducible materials for easy printing and access to our consistently updated DropBox.

    $325.00
  • Steps 1-5 Teacher Planner Collection Steps 1-5

    Each Teacher Planner contains 290-350 pages of planned lessons and weekly centers (a total of 255 days of lessons). Each lesson and each center comes with planned extensions, modifications, and accommodations. Lessons were written and reviewed entirely by teachers, giving a realistic approach to planning and classroom use for a diverse set of student needs.

    $199.00
  • Steps 1-5 Teacher Planner Step 1

    Each Teacher Planner contains 290-350 pages of planned lessons and weekly centers (a total of 255 days of lessons). Each lesson and each center comes with planned extensions, modifications, and accommodations. Lessons were written and reviewed entirely by teachers, giving a realistic approach to planning and classroom use for a diverse set of student needs.

    $75.00
  • Steps 1-5 Teacher Planner Steps 2-3

    Each Teacher Planner contains 290-350 pages of planned lessons and weekly centers (a total of 255 days of lessons). Each lesson and each center comes with planned extensions, modifications, and accommodations. Lessons were written and reviewed entirely by teachers, giving a realistic approach to planning and classroom use for a diverse set of student needs.

    $75.00
  • Steps 1-5 Teacher Planner Steps 4-5

    Each Teacher Planner contains 290-350 pages of planned lessons and weekly centers (a total of 255 days of lessons). Each lesson and each center comes with planned extensions, modifications, and accommodations. Lessons were written and reviewed entirely by teachers, giving a realistic approach to planning and classroom use for a diverse set of student needs.

    $75.00
  • Ready, Set, Go Teacher’s Guidebook

    The Teacher’s Guidebook is composed of assessments, answer keys, Common Core alignment documents, parent guides and communication, definitions, and more. (spiral bound, 8.5×11)

    $40.00
  • Student Activities Book

    The Student Activities Book is 700+ pages of reproducible, supportive and extra activities, such as Sound Houses, Activity Books, Mini Books, Letter Detective worksheets, Word Family Flip, Syllable Sorts, Sticky Word Bingo, and much more. (binder, 8.5×11)

    $125.00

Step 6 Teacher’s Collection

  • Step 6 The Complete Teacher’s Collection

    The Complete Teacher’s Collection is the curriculum for a year of Second Grade, covering standards for all foundational reading skills. The Collection incudes all 3 resources described below, as well as a flashdrive with all reproducible materials for easy printing and access to our consistently updated DropBox.

    $199.00
  • Big Steps Teacher Planner

    The Teacher Planner contains 8 units and 29 sub-sections, covering grade-level phonics though activities, games, written practice, and engaging texts. Lessons were written and reviewed entirely by teachers, giving a realistic approach to planning and classroom use for a diverse set of student needs.

    $95.00
  • Big Steps Teacher’s Guidebook

    The Teacher’s Guidebook is composed of assessments, answer keys, Common Core alignment documents, parent guides and communication, definitions, and more. (spiral bound, 8.5×11)

    $40.00
  • Big Steps Activities Book

    The Big Steps Activities Book is 150+ pages of reproducible, supportive and extra activities, such as Sound Hunt Grids, Map Tasks, Questions Quests, Mini Books, Tricky Dictionary, Idiom Book, Homophone Hands, and much more. (binder, 8.5×11)

    $99.00

Collections

  • Mat Match Steps 1-3 Collection

    Mat Match covers Steps 1-3 for a hands-on practice of CVC words, blends, and consonant digraphs. Mat Match contains 28 mats and over 150 colorful picture cards.

    $35.00
  • I Am Ready, Class Book Collection

    With the Consonant Play Book, students learn phonics and letter recognition through movement, play, and imagination. Bug guides all of the characters through activities for each consonant letter sound on a visual and kinesthetic adventure!

    The Picture Finds Book is a practice of consonant letter sounds through colorful pictures, hidden pictures, and class or small group discussions. The book encourages vocabulary acquisition, and basic phonics and phonemic awareness using beginning sounds and letter recognition.

    Bug helps students learn short vowels, uppercase and lowercase vowel recognition, and various vowel placement within words.

    $199.00
  • Sticky Word Display Cards Collection

    Sticky Word Display Cards are 4×6, hard card, uv-coated, two-sided and full color.

    Sticky Word Display Cards are perfect for wall displays or game pieces. The cards help students practice rote memory for difficult, irregular words or words that are not decodable at a specific level.

    Sticky Word Display Cards Collection: Step 1 and Pre-Pages, Step 2 and Step 3, Step 4 and Step 5, Step 6

    $32.00
  • Couple Cards Steps 1-5

    Couple Cards are sets of picture cards and word cards that correspond to the focus phonics in each Step of the Express Readers’ program. (2.5×3″, UV coated, glossy, full color, 200+ pairs of cards)

    $40.00
  • Steps 1-5 Book Set

    Steps 1-5 Book Set Collection contains all 34 books from Steps 1 through 5. Save money by buying the Book Sets together in this collection!

    $125.00
  • Step Theme Collection

    Step 2 Step Theme presents blends in an interactive way, with a plastic pocket and blend cards. The Step 3 Step Theme demonstrates consonant digraphs with an engaging movement. The back of each Step Theme gives an explanation of the rule and examples. (8.5×11, hard card, two sided, UV coated)

    Step 4 Step Theme demonstrates Sneaky “e” in a colorful and interactive way, including individual Sneaky “e” cards. Step 5 Step Theme is an interactive display used to explain vowel teams. The back of each Step Theme gives an explanation of the rule and examples. (8.5×11, hard card, two sided, UV coated)

    $40.00