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Make sure you have the latest product updates for your Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ systems and resources by reviewing the product list below. 

Any updates to printable general and lesson resources for any of the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ systems and resources are made directly in the Fountas & Pinnell Online Resources.

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Benchmark Assessment System (BAS), 3rd Edition

You will find the latest product updates for the BAS 3rd ed. listed below.


Updates & Forms
  • Notification of error in Recording Forms for BAS 1 and 2, 3rd edition
    Notification of error in Recording Forms for BAS 1 and 2, 3rd edition
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    Attached is a description of an error found on each of the Recording Forms in the first printing of BAS 1 and 2, Third edition, and where to find the corrected forms.

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BAS 1, 3rd ed.
  • BAS 1, 3e Correction for pp. 25-26 in Assessment Forms book
    BAS 1, 3e Correction for pp. 25-26 in Assessment Forms book
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    This Recording Form should be used in place of the form printed in the Assessment Forms book, due to an error on pages 25 and 26, where the questions under Beyond and About the Text in the Comprehension Conversation are repeated. 

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  • BAS 1, 3e Correction for Figure 2.2, p. 18 in Assessment Guide book
    BAS 1, 3e Correction for Figure 2.2, p. 18 in Assessment Guide book, Approximate Start Level Based on Grade-Level Performance
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    This is an update to figure 2.2, the Approximate Start Level Based on Grade-Level Performance, which was originally from the Assessment Guide book in your Benchmark Assessment System 1, 3rd edition. 

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  • BAS 1, 3e Correction for page 44 in Assessment Guide book
    Benchmark Assessment System 1, 3e Correction for page 44 in Assessment Guide book
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    This is a correction to page 44 in your Benchmark Assessment System 1, 3e Assessment Guide book. Corrections were made to the figure 3.2b. 

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BAS 2, 3rd ed.
  • BAS 2, 3e Correction to Finding Easy, Instructional, and Hard Texts
    BAS 2, 3e Correction to Finding Easy, Instructional, and Hard Texts
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    This is a corrected Finding Easy, Instructional, and Hard Texts form from Benchmark Assessment System 2, Third Edition. The corrected form is also available on the Fountas & Pinnell Online Resources.The error was that it read Levels L-N when it should have read Levels L-Z under each of the three rows in the chart. 

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  • BAS 2, 3e Correction to Where-to-Start Word Test Directions
    BAS 2, 3e Correction to Where-to-Start Word Test Directions
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    This is a corrected Where-to-Start Word Test Directions form from Benchmark Assessment System 2, Third Edition. The corrected form is also available on the Fountas & Pinnell Online Resources. The error was in the last paragraph that previously stated: “…less than 18…” It is now, “…fewer than 19”.

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  • BAS 2, 3e Correction for Figure 2.2, pp. 18-19 in Assessment Guide book
    BAS2, 3e Correction for Figure 2.2, pp. 18-19 in Assessment Guide book, Approximate Start Level Based on Grade-Level Performance
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    This is an update to figure 2.2, the Approximate Start Level Based on Grade-Level Performance, which was originally from the Assessment Guide book in your Benchmark Assessment System 2, 3rd edition. 

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Benchmark Assessment System (BAS), 2nd Edition

You will find the latest product updates for the BAS 2nd ed. listed below.


Updates & Forms
BAS 1, 2nd ed.
  • Replacement Figure 3.2b for BAS1 Assessment Guide, page 40

    BAS 1, Second Edition Replacement Figure 3.2b for BAS1 Assessment Guide, page 40
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    This replacement page/figure from BAS1, Second Edition is from page 40 of the BAS1 Assessment Guide. Figures 3.2a and 3.2b provide a quick summary of the criteria for independent-level and instructional-level identification.

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BAS 2, 2nd ed.
  • Grade 3 Vowel Clusters List 1 Optional Assessment Criteria (added 11/2011)
    BAS 2 Grade 3 Vowel Clusters List 1 Optional Assessment Criteria
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    This replacement page from BAS2, Second Edition is from page 186 of the BAS2 Assessment Forms Book and on Online Resources. This is the Vowel Clusters List 1 Optional Assessment Criteria from BAS2. For more information consult your BAS2 Assessment Guide. (updated 11/2011)

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  • Antonyms Word List (added 12/2011)
    BAS 2 Antonyms Word List
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    This replacement page from BAS2, Second Edition is from page 287 of the BAS2 Assessment Forms Book and on Online Resources. In this assessment, students read and identify words that mean the opposite or almost the opposite. For more information consult your BAS2 Assessment Guide. (updated 12/2011)

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  • Assessment Guide, p. 9 (added 10/2017)
    BAS 2, 2nd edition Assessment Guide, p. 9
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    A correction was made to page 9 in BAS 2, Second Edition Assessment Guide has been made. 

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Professional Development DVD
  • Scoring and Analyzing Practice PDF
    BAS 2, Second Edition: Scoring and Analyzing
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    This replacement example Recording Form is from the Benchmark Assessment System 2, Second Edition Professional Development DVD. The original PDF was missing the wording on the top, right-hand corner indicating that it was for the Scoring and Analyzing portion of the video.

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These two video files replace files on the Benchmark Assessment System 1 (2nd Edition) Professional Development DVD for Sample Assessment Conference 1 that ended prematurely.

This PDF replaces the one for Sample Assessment Conference 1, which was missing a page:

  • Replacement PDF for Sample Assessment Conference 1 (added 11/2010)
    BAS 2, Second Edition Replacement PDF for Sample Assessment Conference 1
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    This PDF replaces the one for Sample Assessment Conference 1 in the BAS2, Second Edition, which was missing a page. (updated 11/2010)

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Benchmark Assessment System (BAS), First Edition

You will find the latest product updates for the BAS 1st ed. listed below.


Updates & Forms
BAS 1, 1st ed.
  • Where-to-Start Word Test Directions
    BAS 1 Where-to-Start Word Test Directions
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    Each optional literacy assessment in BAS1 and BAS2 includes a set of directions for administration. This is the directions for the Where-to-Start Word Test: a quick way to find a starting level for the Benchmark Assessment conference. If you do not have sufficient, dependable information from the child’s previous teacher, school records, or your own observations to judge the starting point for the assessments, this test can help minimize the number of books the child will read during the conference.

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  • Level 3 Where-to-Start Word Test
    BAS 1 Level 3 Where-to-Start Word Test
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    The Where-to-Start Word Test (BAS1 Level 3) is a quick way to find a starting level for the Benchmark
    Assessment conference. If you do not have sufficient, dependable information from the child’s previous teacher, school records, or your own observations to judge the starting point for the assessments, this test can help minimize the number of books the child will read during the conference.

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BAS 1 & 2, 1st ed.
  • Blank Recording Form
    BAS 1 and 2, Second Edition Blank Recording Form
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    This is a blank Recording Form that can be used with both BAS1and BAS2, Second Edition. This page can be printed and photocopied as needed.

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Any updates to printable general and lesson resources for any of the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ systems and resources are made directly in the Fountas & Pinnell Online Resources.

Sistema de evaluación de la lectura (SEL)

You will find the latest product updates for the Sistema de evaluación de la lectura (SEL) listed below.


Assessment Guide
  • Page 34, Figure 2.23: Expected Oral Reading Rates at Instructional Levels (added 11/2011)
    BAS SEL Page 34, Figure 2.23: Expected Oral Reading Rates at Instructional Levels
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    This PDF replaces page 34 in the Sistema de evaluacion de la lectura (SEL), Assessment Guide. Figure 2.23, Expected Oral Reading Rates at Instructional Levels, on this page was corrected.
     

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  • Page 110, Figure 6.1 Class Record Form (added 11/2011)
    BAS SEL Page 110, Figure 6.1 Class Record Form
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    This PDF replaces page 110 in the Sistema de evaluacion de la lectura (SEL), Assessment Guide. Figure 6.1, Class Record Form, on this page was corrected.

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Any updates to printable general and lesson resources for any of the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ systems and resources are made directly in the Fountas & Pinnell Online Resources.

Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), Second Edition

You will find the latest product updates for Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI)Second Edition listed below.


Updates & Forms

When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works

LLI Orange System

Correction to the System Guide - Pg 90-92 can be found in your Online Resources in the General Resources tab under Record Keeping and Communication.

LLI Green System

Correction to the System Guide - Pg 91-93 can be found in your Online Resources in the General Resources tab under Record Keeping and Communication.

LLI Blue System

Correction to the System Guide - Pg 86-88 can be found in your Online Resources in the General Resources tab under Record Keeping and Communication.

Correction to the Lesson Guide - Pg viii MAGNETIC LETTERS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE LLI BLUE SYSTEM READY RESOURCES

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Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), First Edition

You will find the latest product updates for Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) listed below.


Updates & Forms

When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works

  • Errata Sheet
    When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works Errata Sheet
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    This is a replacement page for When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works page 558 of the Index. Due to a printing error, page 568 was printed twice: once in place of page 558 and again, correctly, as page 568. This is the correct page 558 and should come between pages 557 and 559.

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  • Figure 4-5, p. 47: Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Criteria (added 10/2010)
    When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works replacement Figure 4-5, from page 47.
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    This is a replacement page for When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works page 47, figure 4-5 - Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Criteria for Levels A–K and for Levels L–Z. (updated 10/2010)

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LLI Orange System

The Comprehension Conversation Scoring Guidelines are located in your Online Resources in the General Resources tab under Record Keeping and Communication.

LLI Green System

The Comprehension Conversation Scoring Guidelines are located in your Online Resources in the General Resources tab under Record Keeping and Communication.

  • p. 23, Figure 17, LLI Green Program Guide (added 6/2013)
    LLI Green Program Guide p. 23, Figure 17
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    This is a replacement page for the Leveled Literacy Intervention Green Program Guide page 23, Figure 17: Grade Level Goals. (updated 6/2013)

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LLI Blue System

The Comprehension Conversation Scoring Guidelines are located in your Online Resources in the General Resources tab under Record Keeping and Communication.

  • p. 23, Figure 16, LLI Blue Program Guide (added 6/2013)
    LLI Blue Program Guide p. 23, Figure 16
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    This is the revised version of Figure 16 on p. 23 of the LLI Blue System.

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LLI Red System

  • Red System Series Descriptions (added 10/2012)
    LLI Red System Series Descriptions
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    These pages list the book series for the LLI Red System. Includes series descriptions, book titles, and text level.

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  • Literacy Notebook Word Study page 6 (added 11/2012)
    LLI Red Literacy Notebook Word Study page 6
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    This is the revised version of p. 6 of the LLI Red System Literacy Notebook.

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  • Lesson Guide, Volume 1 page 205 (added 05/2013)
    LLI Red Lesson Guide, Volume 1 page 205
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    This is the revised version of p. 205 of the LLI Red System Lesson Guide, Volume 1.

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  • Alternative Lessons 133 & 134 (added 05/2013)
    LLI Red Alternative Lessons 133 & 134
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    Alternative Lessons to original Oscar Pistorias lessons #133 & 134.

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Test Prep Updates
The following material includes revised portions of Test Preparation student and lesson material for Lessons 29, 31, 93, 95, 125, and 127. (added 2/2013)
  • LLI Red System REVISED Test Prep Lesson 29
    LLI Red System REVISED Test Prep Lesson 29
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    This is the revised version of test prep lesson 29 for the LLI Red System.

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    (includes Student Booklet pages, Lesson Plan, Think Together Chart)
  • LLI Red System REVISED Test Prep Lesson 31
    LLI Red System REVISED Test Prep Lesson 31
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    This is the revised version of test prep lesson 31 for the LLI Red System.

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  • LLI Red System REVISED Test Prep Lesson 93
    LLI Red System REVISED Test Prep Lesson 93
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    This is the revised version of test prep lesson 93 for the LLI Red System.

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  • LLI Red System REVISED Test Prep Lesson 95
    LLI Red System REVISED Test Prep Lesson 95
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    This is the revised version of test prep lesson 95 for the LLI Red System.

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  • LLI Red System REVISED Test Prep Lesson 125
    LLI Red System REVISED Test Prep Lesson 125
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    This is the revised version of test prep lesson 125 for the LLI Red System.

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  • LLI Red System REVISED Test Prep Lesson 127
    LLI Red System REVISED Test Prep Lesson 127
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    This is the revised version of test prep lesson 127 for the LLI Red System.

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    (includes Student Booklet pages, Lesson Plan, Think Together Chart)

Any updates to printable general and lesson resources for any of the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ systems and resources are made directly in the Fountas & Pinnell Online Resources.

Other Fountas & Pinnell Resources

You will find the latest product updates for miscellaneous Fountas & Pinnell products listed below.


The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades PreK-2, Second Edition

  • Observing Guided Reading for Behaviors and Understandings (added 2/2012)
    The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades PreK-2, Observing Guided Reading for Behaviors and Understandings
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    This is the revised version of the page for Observing Guided Reading for Behaviors and Understandings for The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades PreK-2.

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F & P Select Collections Resource Guide

  • Replacement page 30 (added 08/2014)
    Fountas & Pinnell Select Collections Resource Guide Replacement Page 30
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    This is the revised version of p. 30 of the Fountas & Pinnell Select Collections Resource Guide.

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Genre Quick Guide

  • Mentor Texts: Persuasive Texts, page 54 (added 2/2013)
    Genre Quick Guide Mentor Texts: Persuasive Texts, page 54
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    Page 54 from the Genre Quick Guide provides a few examples of mentor texts for the Persuasive Text genre.

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Genre Study

  • Appendix C, replacement page 485 (added 1/2014)
    Genre Study Appendix C, replacement page 485
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    This is the revised version of p. 485 of Genre Study Appendix C.

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Phonics Lessons, Grade 1

  • High Frequency Word Lists (added 11/2012)
    Phonics Lessons, Grade 1 - High Frequency Words List
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    This page from Phonics Lessons, Grade 1, provides 5 High Frequency Word Lists.

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Reader's Notebook: Primary (K-2)

  • Replacement page 139 (added 11/2013)
    Reader's Notebook: Primary (K-2) Replacement Page 139
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    This is the revised version of p. 139 of the Reader's Notebook: Primary (K-2).

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Any updates to printable general and lesson resources for any of the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ systems and resources are made directly in the Fountas & Pinnell Online Resources.