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The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Interactive Read-Aloud Collection

Expand students thinking across the year with books that spark discussion and inquiry.

Interactive Read-Aloud promotes the joy of reading, expands children’s vocabulary, and increases their ability to think, talk, and write about texts that fully engage their interest.

  • What is it?
    What is Interactive Read-Aloud?

    The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Interactive Read-Aloud Collection is the foundation for literacy instruction, and is organized into text sets that reflect a global perspective with a diversity of characters, settings, and topics. Each text set contains four to six high-quality picture books with engaging illustrations that represent a variety of authors and illustrators, topics, genres, themes, and text structures. Each set of texts has been carefully curated around a connecting idea, central theme, or study of a particular author, illustrator, or genre.

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    Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Instructional Context Samplers
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    Explore the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Instructional Context Samplers to begin designing the landscape of literacy education in your school.

    Each instructional context plays an essential role that contributes in different ways to every student's development as a reader, writer, and language user. Improve student outcomes by creating equitable literacy opportunities for all students with Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™

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  • Who is it for?
    Who is the Interactive Read-Aloud Collection for?

    The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Interactive Read-Aloud collection is for the classroom teacher who wants to expand and refine children’s reading and writing powers in grades PreK–6. This context is implemented during whole-group literacy instruction where the teacher reads aloud a book from a text set and students share their thinking. The text experience often leads to writing about reading in the Reader’s Notebook.

  • What is inside?
    What is inside Interactive Read-Aloud?

    Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Interactive Read-Aloud Collection Guide: A brief guide that provides an overview of the components and implementation of the FPC Interactive Read-Aloud collection.

    Interactive Read-Aloud Books: Hundreds of trade titles, 1 copy of each. This carefully curated collection of the very best age and grade-appropriate trade books is at the heart of literacy instruction in your classroom. Designed to nurture students’ ability to construct meaning in an interactive, talk-rich context, the interactive read-aloud books are organized into text sets to help students make connections among ideas and notice parallels in the craft of writing across multiple texts.

    Interactive Read-Aloud Lesson Folders: Lesson folders to support teachers in providing high-quality, cutting-edge lessons that boost, engage, and extend students’ reading, writing, and language skills.

    Inquiry Overview Cards and Inquiry Projects: Inquiry Overview Cards (1 per text set) that feature a brief overview of the text set, opportunities to think across books, an essential question and big ideas to guide thinking and discussion, as well as a menu of projects to encourage exploration and inquiry.

    FPC Interactive Read-Aloud Online Resources:
    The resources needed for each lesson, including:

    • PDFs of each lesson
    • Video Library

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  • How is it implemented?

    The Interactive Read-Aloud Collection is implemented during whole-group instruction. During interactive read-aloud, the teacher reads aloud a selected text to children, occasionally pausing for conversation. The texts are organized into text sets for highly intentional teaching. The texts are beyond the instructional reading level of most children. The children are listening to the text and viewing the illustrations. The text-based discussion helps children to construct meaning and make connections between books in the text set.

Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Teacher Tools

Coming Fall 2018
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
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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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