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Classroom Resources Fountas and Pinnell Classroom Resources maximize student learning with systematic lessons, student books and materials, and powerful tools that guide teachers’ language and actions and support them in expert decision making for high-impact literacy instruction.

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Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom

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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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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Continuum

Continuum

NEW - Expanded Edition!

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 Continuum is, what's included, how it's implemented, and gain access to samplers, research, webinars, and more.

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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Continuum, Digital Edition

Continuum

The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Digital Edition is the electronic companion to the print version. Both are essential tools to construct a common vision for student achievement that effectively and efficiently engages all students in the authentic and meaningful literacy learning every child deserves.  In addition to the regular page-by-page navigation features of an eBook, The Literacy Continuum, Digital Edition includes an easy-to-use navigation bar for efficient movement between and within continua; custom bookmarks for quick and frequent reference; and highlight and notes features to emphasize your key points.

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Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide

Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide

You will find that this essential guide, presented in an easy-to-use chart form, is a critical companion to The Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition. You will be able to hone your observations of students’ literacy behaviors with this indispensable tool, which combines the behaviors and understandings from the Phonics continuum with the specific times (early, middle, or late in grades PreK–8) appropriate for each one to be introduced and then to be under students’ control. In addition, instructional language and a multitude of specific examples appear exclusively in this guide. Use this resource to guide your students in an exploration of letter and word learning.

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LLI Choice Libraries

LLI System Choice Libraries

Extend independent reading with carefully selected high-quality  fiction and nonfiction trade books in a range of genres and captivating topics, across the span of grade-appropriate levels. The Guide to Independent Reading includes summaries and prompts to generate thinking, talking, and writing about the books. (150 titles for LLI Blue, Red and Gold; 250 titles for LLI Purple and Teal)

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Select Collections and Genre Sets

Select Collections and Genre Sets

Respected literacy leaders, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, hand-selected, leveled, and organized collections and genre sets according to their F&P Text Level Gradient using the popular PM Readers. Fountas & Pinnell Select provides the opportunity to practice fluency, promote discussion for deeper comprehension, develop and extend vocabulary, and foster reading success with increasingly challenging texts.

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Leveled Books Website

Leveled Book Website

The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Books Website is the only official online source for titles leveled according to the F&P Text Level Gradient™. With over 50,000 titles and growing, each title has been analyzed and precisely leveled by Fountas and Pinnell and their team of expert levelers. This subscription-based website is searchable by key information such as title, author, publisher, F&P text level, genre, word count, and keywords.

Prompting Guides

Prompting Guides

Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide Part 1 and Part 2, available in both English and Spanish, contain precise language to use when teaching, prompting for, and reinforcing effective strategic actions in reading and writing.

The Fountas & Pinnell Genre Prompting Guides are comprehensive tools used to explore fiction and nonfiction genres with students. Each prompting guide contains precise language for teaching readers how to focus their thinking and understand genre through inquiry.  

Prompting Guide iPad and iPhone® Apps

Prompting Guide Apps

The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide iPad and iPhone® apps are easy-access digital tools that can be used to enhance literacy teaching power across a wide range of instructional contexts to teach, prompt for, and reinforce effective strategic actions.

  • Prompting Guide Part 1: English
  • Prompting Guide Part 1: Spanish
  • Prompting Guide Part 2: English
  • Prompting Guide Part 2: Spanish
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Reader's Notebooks

Reader's Notebooks

Designed to encourage reflection, inquiry, critical thinking, and dialogue about reading, the Fountas & Pinnell Reader’s Notebooks help students account for what they read through drawing and writing as they explore and convey their understanding.

Phonics Lessons and Word Study

Phonics and Word Study

With 100 minilessons for each grade K–3, teachers have month-by-month planning guides, assessment checklists, and lesson-selection maps to choose the lessons that align with student’s needs and the Word Study Continuum.

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Sing A Song of Poetry

Sing A Song of Poetry

These companions to the Phonics Lessons series use poetry to its full advantage to expand children’s oral language capabilities, develop phonological awareness, and teach about the intricacies of print.

Continuo de adquisición de la lectoescritura

Continuo de adquisici&oacuten de la lectoescritura

Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas, working in close collaboration with a team of bilingual literacy experts, have created this Continuo de adquisición de la lectoescritura: guia para la ensenanza, grados PreK-2. In it, they combine everything they have learned about the development of readers, writers, and language users to create a comprehensive curriculum document as an assessment tool and as a guide for teaching.

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