Guiding Readers and Writers
Guiding Readers and Writers: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy explores all the essential elements of a high-quality literacy system, including independent reading, guiding reading, literature study comprehension, word analysis, and the reading/writing connection.
What is it?
Guiding Readers and Writers was created by Fountas and Pinnell as a resource to help teachers engage, inform, and inspire early readers and writers by exploring all the components of a high-quality upper elementary literacy program.
Who is it for?
Guiding Readers and Writers is for the classroom teacher, grades 3-6, who is looking for the best resource for fostering the success that will enable students to enjoy a future filled with literacy journeys.
What is inside?
In this resource, Fountas and Pinnell provide teachers with a three-block framework to achieving literacy through language and word study, reading, and writing. This framework is a conceptual tool for organizing instruction. Guiding Readers and Writers also includes:
- Special help for struggling readers and writers
- Information on planning for guided reading, independent reading, and literature study
- Teaching for comprehension and word analysis
- The Reading and Writing Connection
- 1,000 leveled books and lots of other support!
How is it implemented?
Throughout Guiding Readers and Writers are guidelines for arranging schedules and integrating the curriculum of the three-block framework. The framework is flexible, allowing numerous variations in content, student groupings, daily time frames, and the level of teacher-directed instruction.