Using Fountas & Pinnell Resources for Remote Learning

 

These are unprecedented times. Like many of you, Heinemann and Pearson Canada continue to follow the development around COVID-19 with hope and reflection and, as promised, we have been working on ways to support educators and students in this uncertain time. This shift to remote learning has prompted many questions related to access and permissions from our valued Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ customers.

In partnership with Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, Heinemann and Pearson Canada will provide temporary teacher access to the following Fountas & Pinnell resources.

 
  • LLI
  • FPC
  • BAS
  • Online Resources
  • Permissions
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Share & Connect
  • Webinars

LLI

Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), K–6

Video: Remote Teaching and Learning Guidelines for Leveled Literacy Intervention

Heinemann will release nine total videos (BAS, LLI, and seven total for FPC—one per instructional context) for verified product owners. These videos will provide teaching and learning suggestions for remote and hybrid teaching and learning conditions. As they are released, each video will be located in Online Resources.

  • LLI teachers (K–5) who have an LLI account will have temporary, teacher-only, digital access to their LLI books via their Online Resources. (Look for the “LLI Books” tab in the blue navigation bar).

    *Temporary access expires Dec 31, 2020


  • A document titled, Suggestions to Support Literacy Instruction for Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Students, will be available on your Online Resources. This document provides suggested activities for you to consider as you support LLI student’s development remotely.
  • We grant temporary permission for teachers to use the print or digital LLI books to support the suggested activities outlined in the document referenced above in a closed digital environment.

    Watch LLI K-3 Video!   Watch LLI 4-6 Video!

 

ATTENTION: Enhancements to the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Recording Forms

As Fountas and Pinnell’s thinking and research continues to expand and evolve, we want to ensure this latest thinking is reflected across the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ brand and is accessible to you and your students. For that reason, all users of LLIBAS3e, and FPC Guided Reading Collection now have access to the new Recording Forms via Fountas & Pinnell Online Resources.

Read a message from Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell about the role of the Recording Forms across the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ brand.

FPC

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom (FPC)

Video: Remote Teaching and Learning Guidelines for Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™

Heinemann will release nine total videos (BAS, LLI, and seven total for FPC—one per instructional context) for verified product owners. These videos will provide teaching and learning suggestions for remote and hybrid teaching and learning conditions. As they are released, each video will be located in Online Resources.

*Temporary access to additional resources loaded in the Online Resources expires December 31, 2020

Guided Reading (GR), K–6

  • FPC Guided Reading teachers (K–6) who have an FPC GR account will have temporary, teacher-only, digital access to their guided reading books via their Online Resources.
  • A document titled, "Suggestions to Support Literacy Learning," is now available in your Online Resources account.
  • We grant temporary permission for teachers to use their print or digital FPC GR books in a closed digital environment to support your school/district policies and remote learning plan (example: screen share).

    Watch the video!


Shared Reading (SR), K–3

  • Teachers who have an FPC Shared Reading account will have temporary, teacher-only, digital access to their shared reading books via their Online Resources.
  • A document titled, Suggestions to Support Literacy Learning, is now available in your Online Resources account.
  • You can continue to share your custom Shared Listening Library URL with children so they can access the shared reading audio books remotely. Refer to your Online Resources for additional information on “Setting Up Your Listening Library” and “Using Audiobooks with Students.”
  • The shared reading books are original to FPC. We grant temporary permission for you to read aloud the shared reading books in a closed digital environment and/or to record a lesson in a closed digital environment using your print or temporary digital shared reading book. Please follow in the General Permission Guidelines tab.

    Watch the video!


Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System (PWS), K–4

  • We grant temporary permission for teachers to use their print or digital PWS lessons in a closed digital environment to support your school/district policies and remote learning plan (example: screen share).

    Watch the Video


Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Collection Guides

  • Teachers who have an FPC account for each instructional context will have temporary, teacher-only, digital access to their FPC Collection Guides via their Online Resources.

Reading Minilessons (RML) K–6:

  • We grant temporary permission for you to record a lesson in a closed digital environment using your print RML book.

    Watch the video!


Interactive Read Alouds (IRA) K-6

  • Each of the FPC Interactive Read-Aloud Collections contain curated trade books from various authors and publishers. We do not hold the copyright to these books; however, many publishers and authors/illustrators have released statements regarding their copyright policy and guidelines for reading aloud in a closed platform. School Library Journal has a curated list of Publisher responses to copyright policy – we recommend you consult this list as you prepare your digital learning plan.

BAS

Benchmark Assessment System

AVAILABLE NOW!

in your Online Resources (for users of the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System)

Remote Teaching and Learning Guidelines: Suggestions for Users of the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System

Determine how to best assess reading levels during remote and hybrid teaching environments by using the suggestions provided in the “Remote Teaching and Learning Guidelines: Suggestions for Users of the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System.

These guidelines are for verified users of the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System and can be located in your Online Resources. 

Available in print and video format!

FAQ

Response to Administering Benchmark Assessment System During Remote Learning

Everything about the way you teach, the way you interact and engage with students has shifted suddenly and dramatically over the past several weeks. Under these unusual conditions, we do not recommend any kind of formal assessment. The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) was designed to be administered in person with an unseen text to gather evidence about a child’s literacy development.  The assessment was field tested for reliability and validity under these conditions. As a standardized assessment, in order to obtain fair and valid results, standardized procedures must be followed.  Without these conditions, the assessment is no longer reliable or valid.

We understand that many of you are still expected to report on end-of-year student achievement, so we recommend that you consult with your colleagues and school/district administrators for guidance. There is no one-size-fits-all solution during this time.

Alternative Measures

The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ team has gathered some ideas for alternative measures that you currently have at your disposal that may enable you to collect meaningful data points for each of your students. We hope these alternative measures can be used with relative ease to provide a snapshot of each students’ literacy learning.

1. Optional Assessments

  • Optional Assessment Video Overview located under the “Videos” tab in your Online Resources.
  • Review the Optional Assessments table of contents for BAS 1 and/or BAS 2 found here:
  • Consider which measures/assessments might provide evidence of your teaching and learning goals and are most appropriate for your students.
  • Optional Assessment Criteria: Scoring criteria for each optional assessment is provided, but use your professional judgment along with your school/district criteria to adjust as needed.
  • Optional Assessments: Close to 50 optional assessments per system that address fluency and phrasing, phonics and word analysis, vocabulary, and vocabulary in context. Each assessment includes directions and student and/or teacher forms to download, print, or share.

2. Observational Notes

Use your observational notes during your interactions with students to gain behavioral evidence of children’s thinking about texts:

  • Children’s talk about texts
  • Children’s writing about texts (journals, writing, readers’ notebook, etc.)

3. Student Writing and Talk about Texts

Tools to measure student writing and talk about texts: 

Collaborate with your colleagues on your school/district requirements. Use your own professional judgment about the best way to meet your school/district assessment policies in a fair and equitable way for all students.

Watch the Video!

Online Resources

Online Resources

The sudden shift to remote learning in Spring 2020 prompted Heinemann to respond rapidly to the needs of educators and students. At that time, they digitized as many resources as were possible and made those available for teacher access. As COVID-19 continues to impact what teaching and learning will look like for the 2020-21 school year, we rounded up a list of the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ resources that are/will be available for remote learning into one location for easy reference. We are committed to ensuring you can access the Online Resources for your purchased Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Resources.

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If you are currently experiencing difficulty accessing your Fountas & Pinnell Resources, please fill out the form below:

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*Note: You must have previously purchased the resource for which you are requesting access to the Online Resources.

FAQ's

Availability of resources for LLI and FPC Users:

Currently, verified product owners have complimentary, temporary teacher access to the digital resources below through June 30, 2021:

  • Leveled Literacy Intervention books, K-5 (teacher access)
  • Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Shared Reading books, PreK-3 (teacher access)
  • Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Guided Reading books, K-6 (teacher access)
  • Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Collection Guides, per grade level, per instructional context
  • Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Lessons, K-4 (teacher access)
  • Suggestions to Support Literacy Learning (documents located in Online Resources)
  • Video Overviews with a guided tour of how to access your Online Resources 

Access beyond June 30, 2021

Heinemann is in the process of developing a secure student-facing platform and intends to provide student access (via a subscription model) for:

  • Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Guided Reading books
  • Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Shared Reading books
  • Leveled Literacy Intervention books

Bookmark the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Remote Learning page and the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Blog for updates on the availability dates.

Permissions

Permission Guidelines

Due to unauthorized sharing of materials and site access, concurrent logins to an individual account (more than one person using the same credentials [same email address and password] at the same time) will be prohibited starting 7/8/2020. Any user account not associated with a purchased product will be deactivated and concurrent user attempts will be locked out. If you have been using concurrent logins to access your purchased product resources, and now need to activate the remaining “seats” on your product code, please see information under the "Online Resources" tab above.

Additional Copyright Information (PDF)

By reading or recording virtually, you agree to abide by the below guidelines:

  • At the start of your live reading or recording, please mention that you are reading/using resources from or conducting a lesson from Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ or Leveled Literacy Intervention with permission from Heinemann.
  • Recordings can only be placed in a closed digital or password protected environment to be shared exclusively with your student(s).
  • Please remove and delete your recordings when your district/school resumes learning at school, or at the latest, Dec 31, 2020.

Tips & Tricks

Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Educators and Caregivers

Daily Remote Learning Tip
Every weekday, check out our latest activity, tactic, or advice to support literacy in a remote learning setting.

Remote Literacy Learning Suggestions from the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Team
Practical methods to adapt Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™and Leveled Literacy Instruction (LLI)in a remote learning setting, as well as general literacy education best practices.

A Remote Learning Link Pack from Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™
Browse this frequently updated list of useful resources like digital read-alouds, educational activities, access to digital libraries, and more.

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Webinars

Implementation Support Webinars

We are pleased to launch a new service to support our valued F&P customers.
Pearson is offering live webinars to help teachers achieve the greatest impact from their F&P resources. The sessions will take on an "ask us anything" format where participants can share questions and interact with others to develop a deeper understanding of responsive teaching and their F&P resources. These will be short sessions (40-60 minutes each) and registration will be capped at 15-20 to encourage participation and interaction.

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We would be happy to help develop a plan designed to support your implementation journey. Please use this form to capture your thinking. Once you submit, your feedback will automatically be sent to our Literacy Implementation Manager. She will then contact you to discuss your plan and schedule session(s).

 
 

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