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The future of literacy education is HERE!

Bring the literacy expertise of Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell to all students in your classroom—and open the doors to a world of opportunity beyond.

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) is a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades PreK–6. The System is designed to support whole-group, small-group and independent learning opportunities including: interactive read-aloud, reading minilessons, shared reading, phonics/spelling/word study lessons, guided reading, book clubs, and independent reading collections.  Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is rich with authentic texts, lessons or conferring cards, minilessons and professional tools & learning for a systematic, transformative approach to literacy instruction.

Lift students' learning beyond the walls of the classroom with texts and a blueprint for teaching that create authentic experiences in reading, thinking, talking, writing, and reflecting to realize what it truly means to live a literate life.

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Intro to Fountas & Pinnell™ Classroom

  • What is it?
    Fountas & Pinnell Classroom logo

    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:

    WHOLE-GROUP TEACHING

    1. Interactive Read-Aloud
    2. Reading Minilessons
    3. Shared Reading
    4. Phonics/Spelling/Word Study Lessons

    SMALL-GROUP TEACHING

    1. Guided Reading
    2. Book Clubs/Literature Discussion

    INDEPENDENT LEARNING

    1. Independent Reading

    Each grade level (K–6) will also include:

    • Essential Questions and Inquiry-Based Learning Opportunities
    • Professional tools, resources, and learning opportunities for teachers
    • Writing About Reading
    • Interactive Writing
  • Who is it for?
    Teacher interacting with students

    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.

  • What is inside?

    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:

    • see themselves reflected in the books they read and write about
    • grow as thoughtful users of literacy
    • engage in real reading, writing, and thinking

    and for teachers to:

    • work at the cutting edge of students' learning
    • support independence and student agency
    • understand the critical role of responsive teaching in leading literacy learning forward.
  • How is it implemented?

    Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is currently in development. Resources for grades PreK–2 will be available starting in fall 2017 through 2018, followed by grades 3–6 starting in 2018 and beyond. 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.

    • 120 titles per grade PreK–6
    • Lesson folder per title

    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.

    • 200 titles spanning grades PreK–3
    • Lesson folder per title

    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:

    • 50 titles per level A–Z on the F&P Text Level Gradient™
    • Lesson folder per title

    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.

    • 150 titles per grade K–2
    • 200 titles per grade 3–6
    • Conferring card per title

    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.

    • 32 titles per grade K–3
    • 48 titles per grade 4–6
    • Facilitator card per title

    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.

Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Teacher Tools

Fountas and Pinnell Literacy™ Teacher Tools

Whether you're a first-year teacher looking to stock up your classroom, or a veteran educator wanting to replenish missing supplies, Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Teacher Tools will equip you with the materials you need for daily instruction. The resources included in this valuable resource were chosen to help with the implementation of LLI, Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System, or Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™. Items include highlighter tape, pocket chart, retractable pointer, magnetic letters, sentence strips, and more.

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Implementation Timeline

Fountas and Pinnell Classroom™ Implementation Timeline

Take a look at the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ PreK–6 Implementation and Release Schedule.

This detailed timeline chart will show you which FPC Instructional Contexts will release and when.

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Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Implementation Timeline

Take a look at the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ PreK–6 Implementation and Release Schedule.
This detailed timeline chart will show you which FPC Instructional Contexts will release and when. 

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Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Guided Reading Collection

Fountas and Pinnell Classroom™ Implementation Timeline

The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Guided Reading Collection will include 1300 new, original titles (6 copies of each title) that span levels A–Z on the F&P Text Level Gradient™, 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 Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Each book is carefully calibrated to match the text characteristics underlying the F&P Text Level Gradient™. Review the release timeline of Guided Reading books from Grades K–6.

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Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Guided Reading Collection

The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Guided Reading Collection will include 1300 new, original titles (6 copies of each title) that span levels A–Z on the F&P Text Level Gradient™, 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 Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Each book is carefully calibrated to match the text characteristics underlying the F&P Text Level Gradient™. Review the release timeline of Guided Reading books from Grades K–6. 

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Fountas and Pinnell Classroom™ Brochure

What is the future of literacy education?

We’re creating it.

Learn more about how Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades PreK–6.

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Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Introductory Brochure
This brochure provides an introduction to Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™. The brochure will explain how Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades PreK–6. The System is designed to support whole-group, small-group and independent learning opportunities including: interactive read-aloud, reading minilessons, shared reading, phonics/spelling/word study lessons, guided reading, book clubs, and independent reading collections.  Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is rich with authentic texts, lessons or conferring cards, minilessons and professional tools & learning for a systematic, transformative approach to literacy instruction.

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Explore the NEW Guided Reading, Second Edition

Guided Reading, Second Edition book

Much has been written on the topic of guided reading over the last twenty years, but no other leaders in literacy education have championed the topic with such depth and breadth as Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the highly anticipated second edition of Guided Reading, Fountas and Pinnell remind you of guided reading’s critical value within a comprehensive literacy system, and the reflective, responsive teaching required to realize its full potential.

Explore what Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades,Second Edition is: what's inside the book, how it's implemented, and gain access to samples, instructional tools, webinars, and more.

Explore Guided Reading

Explore the NEW, Expanded Edition of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum

The Literacy Continuum

Proficient readers and writers display recognizable behaviors at every phase 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.

Explore what the The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuumis, what's included, how it's implemented, and gain access to samplers, research, webinars, and more

Explore the Continuum

FPC Webinar

FPC Webinar
Fountas & Pinnell Classroom. The Future of Literacy is HERE

In this 1 hour webinar Fountas and Pinnell introduce you to Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades PreK–6.

Watch the FPC Webinar

Webinar: Fountas & Pinnell Classroom, Part 1: The Future of Literacy is HERE
In this 1 hour webinar Fountas & Pinnell introduce you to Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades PreK–6. 

Bring the literacy expertise of Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell to all students in your classroom—and open the doors to a world of opportunity beyond.

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