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The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Shared Reading Collection

Build a strong early reading foundation with books that engage and excite.

Shared Reading is an enjoyable experience for your classroom community and an important opportunity for children to “step up together” into more challenging texts while also beginning to notice and acquire the processes they need to read texts independently.

  • What is it?
    What is Shared Reading?

    The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Shared Reading Collection is made of up of exquisite texts which include a collection of original big books in grades PreK through 3 in a variety of genres, with accompanying lesson folders.

    Six copies of each book are also provided in a small size for children to revisit during independent reading. Some of the books have special features such as flaps, cutouts, and foldouts to engage and excite children.

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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 Shared Reading for?

    The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Shared Reading Collection is for the classroom teacher who wants to expand and refine children’s reading and writing powers in grades PreK–3. This context is implemented during whole-group literacy instruction where the teacher engages students in shared reading using enlarged print books and shared poetry charts and often leads to shared/interactive writing.

  • What is inside?
    What is inside Shared Reading?

    Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Shared Reading Collection Guide
    A brief guide that provides an overview of the components and implementation of the FPC Shared Reading collection.

    Shared Reading Books
    Original titles, 1 copy of the Big Book and 6 copies of each accompanying small book.
    An exquisite collection of original titles that nurture students’ ability to construct meaning in a supported context so they can enjoy reading and learn critical concepts of how print works.

    Shared Reading 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.

    FPC Shared Reading Online Resources
    The resources needed for each lesson, including:

    • PDFs of each lesson
    • Video Library
    • Shared Reading audiobooks
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  • How is it implemented?

    The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Shared Reading Collection is implemented during whole-group instruction. During shared reading, teacher and children read aloud a large version of an engaging text that is beyond children’s ability to read independently. These texts provide early experiences with print and promote the development of reading processes. These texts also serve as mentor texts.

    After the first reading, children take part in multiple, subsequent readings of the text. They also discuss the text and the teacher selects teaching points based on children’s needs.

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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.

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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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