As a teacher of literacy, you transform the lives of the children in your classroom. The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Book Club Collection provides an authentic opportunity for children to apply many of the literacy behaviors and understandings what they have learned through other instructional contexts: thinking within, beyond, and about the text; listening and understanding; interacting socially; engaging in extended discussions; and more. As they bring together much of their learning in this one context, children develop a sense of agency. The experience of exchanging ideas with their peers and co-constructing richer understandings of texts is genuinely rewarding.
The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Book Club Collection will include 32 titles in grades K-3 and 48 titles in grades 4-6 organized into eight text sets, allowing teachers to conduct book clubs approximately once per month throughout the school year. The books in each text set will be connected by genre, theme, topic, author, or illustrator. The books will also relate to titles in other instructional contexts, such as Interactive Read-Aloud, Shared Reading, and Independent Reading, allowing children to make connections among texts throughout Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™. A facilitator card is included for each Book Club title for teachers to support discussion with groups of readers.