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What's New

Upcoming Webinars in October and November – exclusive to F&P Community Members

Literacy Continuum 10/19 @ 4:00pm EST

A Deeper Dive into New Literacy Continuum

Guided Reading, 2nd Edition 11/2 @4:00pm EST

Responsive Teaching Across the Grades

To register, go to www.fountasandpinnell.com

Benchmark Assessment Systems (BAS) 3rd edition


F&P Benchmark Assessment

  • A refined comprehension conversation which accounts for more rigorous administration, analysis, and scoring – THIS IS THE KEY CHANGE because it fundamentally changes the scoring rubrics for reading for comprehension
  • Updated Assessment Guide and recording forms
  • NEW Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition
  • Updated leveled books include factual revisions to some nonfiction books and minor revisions to some fiction books
  • Enhanced digital delivery: All recording forms, summary forms, optional assessments, and videos will be available via Fountas & Pinnell’s online resources
  • All NEW professional development and tutorial videos

A message from literacy leaders Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell about the 3rd edition:

“In our ongoing work in schools, we observed many teachers administering and scoring the comprehension conversation. It became clear that gaining strong behavioral evidence of understanding using talk as evidence was new or unfamiliar to many teachers. Many teachers were not having enough opportunity for continuous professional development in standardized administration and scoring. It was clear we needed to create additional guidance and structures to make the administration and scoring more standardized across teachers. Therefore, we created more detailed assessment guidelines. We also created new comprehension conversation rubrics to more clearly define the criteria for each comprehension score. With the clear guidelines and rubrics, we are confident that teachers will achieve consistency. The new guidelines and rubric will enable teachers to sharpen their observation of students’ reading behaviors and strengthen the connection from assessment to instruction. With refinement comes reflection―reflect on your assessment analysis and observations, and engage in a discussion with colleagues to plan rich and comprehensive literacy experiences that meet learners where they are and bring them forward with intention and precision.”

N.B. If your school currently uses BAS 2nd edition in some classrooms and you want to purchase additional systems, please contact your local Pearson representative to discuss options, as it is strongly advised that you do not co-mingle editions within the same school. 


The NEW Guided Reading, Second Edition
By Irene C. Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell


Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, Second Edition is the important NEW edition of Fountas and Pinnell's groundbreaking classic. With Guided Reading, Second Edition, (re)discover the essential elements of guided reading through an in-depth exploration of responsive teaching.

Read our new blog post What's new in Guided Reading? It's not a revision... it has been re-envisioned.

The NEW Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition

There has never been a more comprehensive resource available to teachers that does what The Literacy Continuum does—provide specific behaviors and understandings that are required at each level for students to demonstrate thinking within, beyond, and about the text.

Learn more on the new Fountas and Pinnell Community website »


The NEW Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide


This essential guide, presented in an easy-to-use chart form, is a critical companion to The Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition. You will be able to hone your observations of students’ literacy behaviors with a systematic exploration of letters, sounds, and words, and learning how oral and written language "work."

Learn more on the new Fountas and Pinnell Community website »