Pearson Canada is proud to work with Heinemann to represent the work of Fountas & Pinnell. Throughout their influential careers, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell have closely examined the literacy learning of thousands of students. The remarkable effectiveness of guided reading is documented by forty years of convincing, multi-faceted research across instructional settings, demographics, instructional needs, and methodologies.

In 1996, they revolutionized classroom teaching with their systematic approach to small-group reading instruction as described in their groundbreaking text, Guided Reading. Since then, their extensive research has resulted in a framework of professional development books, products, and services built to support children's learning. Read more about the Fountas and Pinnell story here.

Supporting Students and Teachers in Literacy Learning



Assessment that leads to effective teaching 

The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System provides reliable and robust assessment of reading and writing that places all students accurately on the F & P Text Level GradientTM, determines their independent and instructional reading levels, and links assessment to appropriate teaching with the Continuum of Literacy Learning.



Teaching that meets the needs of all learners

Fountas and Pinnell’s professional books and resources develop the teaching craft, strengthen instructional decision making, and support teachers in delivering highly effective instruction.



Intervention that is systematic and proven to be effective.

The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI) is a small-group, supplementary intervention system designed for children who struggle with reading and writing. LLI is proven to bring children quickly up to grade-level competency—in 14 to 18 weeks on average.



Professional Development that assures a high level of teacher expertise.

Fountas & Pinnell offer unparalleled professional development options and opportunities that are designed to support professional learning communities and foster collegiality as well as continuous improvement in the field of teaching. Fountas & Pinnell certified consultants provide full day, multi day or online professional learning opportunities in collaboration with your district leadership team.