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The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Professional Learning Tools

Strengthen instructional decisions with resources designed to elevate literacy expertise.

Transformative professional learning underpins Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ essential instructional tools, practical professional books, motivational professional development, and insightful assessment for high-impact literacy teaching.

  • What is it?
    What are Professional Learning Tools?

    The single most important factor in students’ literacy success is skillful, informed teaching. Fountas and Pinnell are committed to elevating teacher expertise through meaningful professional learning. Their collective work to date establishes a cohesive and coherent set of professional tools to make teaching efficient and transformative. Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ brings together decades of research to help teachers work in highly effective ways with students, learn more about literacy teaching, and engage in continuous professional growth.

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    Fountas & Pinnell Classroom PreK-3 Samplers
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    Get your first glimpse of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ with these comprehensive digital samplers.These samplers provide example lessons for each instructional context within Fountas & Pinnell Classroom: Interactive Read-Aloud, Shared Reading, Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study, Reading Minilessons, Guided Reading, Book Clubs, Independent Reading; Sample Guided Reading and Shared Reading texts; and descriptions of the many valuable Professional Learning Tools.

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  • Who is it for?
    Who are Professional Learning Tools for?

    Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is designed to create a sense of community among teachers who are concerned not only about what students learn but also about how and why they learn. A spirit of inquiry and intellectual curiosity permeates Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, and the educators in the school offer a model of collaboration and continual learning.

  • What is inside?
    What is inside Professional Learning Tools?

    INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS:

    • The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition
    • Prompting Guide Part 1 for Oral Reading and Early Writing
    • Prompting Guide Part 2 for Comprehension: Thinking, Talking and Writing
    PROFESSIONAL LEARNING:
    • Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, Second Edition
    • Professional Development opportunities
    ASSESSMENT TOOLS:
    • Benchmark Assessment System, Third Edition
    • Embedded observation and assessment in each instructional context
    STUDENT LEARNING TOOL:
    • Reader’s Notebooks

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  • How is it implemented?
    How is it implemented?

    The following professional learning opportunities are available to further develop the teaching craft and foster a climate of collegiality and community.

Explore The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition

The Literacy Continuum

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 Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuumis, what's included, how it's implemented, and gain access to samplers, research, webinars, and more

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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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Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Professional Learning Opportunities

A Common Language for Coherent Instruction

Explore the transformative professional learning opportunities to further develop the teaching craft and energize your practice.

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