The Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System
Pique student’s curiosity with a systematic instruction in how oral and written language “works.” The Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System contains explicit lessons for whole-group instruction and small-group application that help students attend to, learn about, and efficiently use sounds, letters, and words.
What is it?
The Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System is a collection of one hundred brief lessons designed to expand and refine children’s reading and writing powers, and enable you to help children attend to, learn about, and efficiently use information about sounds, letters, and words. During phonics, spelling, and word study lessons, the teacher presents short, explicit instruction to help children learn about and efficiently use sounds, letters, and words.
- Whole-group instruction and small-group application
- 10–15 minutes of teaching the lesson; 10–20 minutes of application
- Nine areas of learning, ranging from Early Literacy Concepts to Word-Solving Actions
- Interactive read-aloud and shared reading books serve as mentor texts and as examples for generalizing a concept
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Who is it for?
The Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System is for the classroom teacher who wants to expand and refine children’s reading and writing powers. These lessons enable teachers to help children attend to, learn about, and efficiently use information about sounds, letters, and words. Phonics instruction takes about ten or fifteen minutes of explicit teaching each day, with students spending an additional ten to twenty minutes a day applying and sharing what they have learned.
What is inside?
Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Lessons (containing 100 lessons) Lessons driven by the principles from the new Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide and the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition.
Comprehensive, Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide A systematic exploration of letters, sounds, words, and learning how oral and written language “work.” This essential guide, presented in an easy-to-use chart form, is provided as a reference tool for you to see how the principle aligns to other related concepts.
Sing a Song of Poetry: A Teaching Resource for Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Fluency Poems that immerse students in rich, rhythmical language to expand their oral language capabilities, develop phonological awareness, and teach about the intricacies of print.
Ready Resources Lesson materials preprinted and preassembled let teachers spend less time prepping and more time teaching.
Folders with labels Organize materials by content area, month, or both.
Access to Fountas & Pinnell Online Resources The resources needed for each independent reading conference including:
- PDFs for printable lesson resources
- Professional Development video library
How is it implemented?
Each Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study lesson follows a simple structure:
- TEACH: Provide a concise lesson based on a clear principle.
- APPLY: Engage students in an active,”hands-on” application activity.
- SHARE: Meet with students for a reinforcement of the principle and assessment at the end of the activity.
Phonics, spelling and word study are also pervasive throughout various instructional contexts within Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™. Here is an illustration of what phonics and word study looks like within a balanced literacy system.