Continuo de adquisición 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.
What is it?
Continuo de adquisición de la lectoescritura: guia para la ensenanza, grados PreK-2 is the Spanish adaptation of The Continuum of Literacy Learning: A Guide to Teaching, Grades PreK-2. The Continuo names and categorizes the behaviors and understandings Spanish-speaking students can be expected to demonstrate in prekindergarten, kindergarten, first, and second grades.
* Continuo de adquisición de la lectoescritura, grados PreK-2, totalemente en espanol is the all-Spanish version.
Who is it for?
The Continuo is a curricular resource that provides a unified vision of what primary-age Spanish-speaking children need to be able to do as competent readers, writers, and language users, then discover how this guide can inform and support every aspect of literacy teaching. Keep it handy in the classroom, and use it to make effective teaching decisions to bring bilingual children forward in their literacy journeys.
What is inside?
Grounded in research and classroom experience, these helpful visual representations of goals for literacy in the primary grades allow you to analyze children’s strengths and identify where they need teaching support in different instructional contexts. They describe specific behaviors and understandings to notice, teach, and support at each grade level. Fountas and Pinnell present continua related to performance in in seven critical instructional contexts:
- Interactive read-aloud
- Shared and performance reading
- Writing about reading
- Oral, visual, and technological communication
- Phonics, spelling, and word study
- Guided reading
How is it implemented?
In a convenient, easy-to-read format, these interdependent continua show the grade levels at which students typically demonstrate specific abilities related to the use of oral and written language. They can be useful in numerous aspects of classroom instruction, including:
- Planning instruction for individuals, small groups, or a whole class
- Assessing children’s literacy development
- Evaluating student progress and reporting grades
- Discussing expectations with parents
- Identifying specific needs for targeted intervention.