Envision the ideal design for literacy instruction in your school. What are your values and vision for the literacy lives of the students in your classroom? What student resources are in your classroom? What teaching tools and professional learning opportunities do you need for your own growth?
Turning a literacy vision into action requires the process design---a plan for a system that works in a coherent way, where every component fits together in a streamlined whole to reflect a transformative vision of literacy education.
Your classroom is a place where students learn how to read, write, and expand all of their language skills, but it is much more. It is a place where they learn how to be confident, self-determined, curious, kind, and literate members of a community.
Put expertise into action with Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™: a first-of-its-kind, cohesive system for high-quality classroom-based literacy instruction. Learning deepens when students think, talk, read, and write about authentic texts across many different instructional contexts. Ignite learning with thousands of student texts, lessons, and resources to be used during these major instructional contexts:
5. Guided Reading
6. Book Clubs/Literature Discussion
Each grade level (K–6) will also include:
Plus, Professional tools, resources, and learning opportunities for teachers
Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades PreK–6. This systemic approach to classroom-based literacy instruction consists of books, classroom library collections, lessons and conferring cards, sets of minilessons, opportunities for varied talk structures, professional tools, and professional learning opportunities for teachers in PreK through grade six. Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is organized into instructional contexts for teachers looking for an authentic, comprehensive approach to literacy instruction. This multi-text approach honors teacher decision making and the development of a community of readers and writers. Every component of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ fits together as a whole to reflect a transformative design for language and literacy instruction.
Your classroom is a place where students learn how to read, write, and expand all of their language skills, but it is much more. It is a place where they learn how to be confident, self-determined, curious, kind, and literate members of a community. Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ provides the opportunity
for students to:
and for teachers to:
Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is available for grades PreK–3 with grades 4-6 releasing in fall 2019. Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is organized into instructional contexts that include books, lessons or conferring cards, and sets of minilessons for a systematic and cohesive approach to literacy instruction.
Interactive Read-Aloud - The very best age-appropriate, grade-appropriate trade books to promote the joy of reading, expand vocabulary, and nurture the ability to think, talk, and write about texts that fully engage students’ interest.
Shared Reading - An exquisite collection of original texts (enlarged and accompanying small versions) that nurture students’ ability to construct meaning in a supported context so they can enjoy reading and learn critical concepts of how texts work.
Guided Reading - The most powerful and engaging authentic, original texts to build each student’s ability to process increasingly challenging books with fluency and comprehension. Build a rich guided reading collection over time with:
Independent Reading - A carefully curated collection of authentic children’s literature that provides the opportunity for students to develop tastes as readers and to read a large number of self-selected books independently. With accompanying context cards, you can make specific teaching points in brief conferences that lead the individual reader forward.
Book Clubs/Literature Discussion - An authentic opportunity to bring students together for in-depth discussion of a captivating trade book they have read in order to extend thinking and learn about themselves as readers.
Reading Minilessons - Lessons in Literacy: From Interactive Read-Aloud to Independent Reading contains 150 brief, whole-class lessons per grade K–6 on the topics of management, genre, and literary analysis.
Phonics, Spelling and Word Study - Brief lessons for either whole- or small-group instruction that help students attend to, learn about, and efficiently use sounds, letters, and words.