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FPUser26803
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16 days ago
FPUser26803
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I work in an urban district with a high concentration of ELL students as well as native speakers that are so challenged that they are not even ready for the Orange kit, although they are in 1st grade. They still do not even know all the letters of the alphabet. They are being worked with (by other staff members) on the alphabet, but, as the Reading Specialist I've also been asked to assist them. So, I'm using the "A" lessons from the Orange kit, but, it still is a struggle. We are also using the SIPPS system (preK-3), but, some of these students haven't even tested into that program due to their struggle. And we do have an ELL teacher who is working with the ELL students.
Is there an F & P phonics program now ? Suggestions ?


Thank you-
BF
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Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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16 days ago
FPUser26803 wrote:
I work in an urban district with a high concentration of ELL students as well as native speakers that are so challenged that they are not even ready for the Orange kit, although they are in 1st grade. They still do not even know all the letters of the alphabet. They are being worked with (by other staff members) on the alphabet, but, as the Reading Specialist I've also been asked to assist them. So, I'm using the "A" lessons from the Orange kit, but, it still is a struggle. We are also using the SIPPS system (preK-3), but, some of these students haven't even tested into that program due to their struggle. And we do have an ELL teacher who is working with the ELL students.
Is there an F & P phonics program now ? Suggestions ?


Thank you-
BF



Yes, Fountas and Pinnell's Phonics Lessons were among the first resources they published in 2003. They have recently been updated and you can find information at the following link. http://www.fountasandpinnell.com/phonics/

However, ELL or any student learning to read in English does not need to know all of the letters before beginning to read texts at level A. Using the Literacy Continuum you will see that students are learning to notice and use letters, words, and language while learning to read these simple texts at levels A-D. These students need many oral language experiences with teachers reading to them and talking WITH them about books. They need Shared Reading experiences to begin to engage with the visual information in texts. Listening and speaking are critical to the literacy learning of reading and writing. Chapters 7 and 18 in When Readers Struggle have important information for working with students developing language. Students cannot read or write words they have not heard or said so oral language must be a part of their learning every day. The Getting Started lessons in the Orange and Green LLI systems mimic the Shared Reading support these students need. Read these chapters as you consider next moves for these students.

Best wishes for success!
Debbie
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