Guided Reading (GR)


Meet students where they are and lead them forward with intention and precision.

Build a rich Guided Reading collection with the most powerful, engaging, original books to advance each student’s ability to process increasingly challenging books with fluency and comprehension.

  • What is it?
  • What's inside?
  • How is it implemented?

What is it?

The FPC Guided Reading Collections allow you to build a rich guided reading collection with the most powerful, engaging, original books to advance each student's ability to process increasingly challenging books with fluency and comprehension.

The FPC Guided Reading Collections include hundreds of original titles (6 copies of each title) that span text levels A through Z, with an accompanying lesson folder for each title. These guided reading books were created by a team of talented authors and illustrators under the direction of Fountas and Pinnell. Each book is carefully calibrated to match the 10 text characteristics underlying the F&P Text Level Gradient™.

3 Ways to Purchase: Choose the FPC Guided Reading Collection that fits your school/classroom and budgetary needs.

GR What is it?

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What's inside?

Collection Guide

  • A brief overview of the components and implementation of the FPC Guided Reading Collection.

Collection Guide

Guided Reading Books

1300 original titles (6 copies of each title) that span levels A–Z.

  • At the heart of FPC are the highest-quality leveled books that captivate and engage the hearts and minds of all students in the classroom.

Guided Reading Books

Lesson folders

  • A lesson folder per guided reading title to support teachers in providing high-quality, cutting-edge instruction that engages and extends students’ reading, writing, and language skills.

Lesson Folders

Online Resources

  • The resources needed for each guided reading lesson can be found online, including PDFs of each lesson and each Recording Form, and a video library

How is it implemented?

The FPC Guided Reading Collection is implemented with small-groups of students. Children read a teacher-selected text in a small group while the teacher provides explicit teaching and support for reading increasingly challenging texts.

These texts are at the children’s instructional reading level and the children read the whole text. In guided reading, teaching is responsive to individual student strengths and needs.

Turning a vision into action requires a carefully laid out plan. You may be asking yourself, “Where do I start?” With a pen in hand, start here, in this action plan, thinking together with colleagues. The 4 steps in this Interactive Action Plan are designed to put you, your students, and your school on the path to literacy success.

Download Interactive Action Plan

action plan

For detailed guidance on unpacking your system, setting up your resources, and organizing your classroom, download the FPC Interactive Unpacking and Implementation Plan.

Download Interactive Implementation Plan

implementation plan


Explore the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum

Proficient readers and writers display recognizable behaviors at every stage of literacy learning. When teachers notice, teach, and support these behaviors, they link assessment to responsive teaching. This indispensable literacy tool identifies the behaviors that demonstrate thinking and understanding within, beyond, and about a text. These behaviors are described as continua of learning across eight instructional contexts.

Literacy Continuum

Explore what the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum is, what’s included, how it’s implemented, and gain access to samplers, research, webinars, and more.

Explore the Continuum


FPC Research

Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell are committed to the important role of research in the development and ongoing evaluation of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom (FPC).

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