Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Where can I find small group lessons on how to teach students to use all three cueing systems (visual, syntax, and meaning), both together and separately? TIA.
The Fountas&Pinnell CLASSROOM System created by Irene C. Fountas Gay Su Pinnell includes clear lessons which guide instruction using multi texts and approaches to help children learn to process text using strategic action behaviors including the three cueing systems. Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) is a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades PreK–6. The System is designed to support whole-group, small-group and independent learning opportunities including: interactive read-aloud, reading minilessons, shared reading, phonics/spelling/word study lessons, guided reading, book clubs, and independent reading collections. Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is rich with authentic texts, lessons or conferring cards, minilessons and professional tools & learning for a systematic, transformative approach to literacy instruction.
Information on this system is linked here: https://www.heinemann.com/fpc/
This resource: Guided Reading Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, by Fountas and Pinnell, provides support for instruction during guided reading. They state (in the introduction) “while we continue to include the “nuts and bolts” of how to use guided reading, we have placed more emphasis on responsive teaching—those moment-to-moment decisions that teachers make as they observe and analyze their students’ behaviors. It is the observation and analysis of the students’ reading behaviors that informs your next teaching moves. No matter how well you plan and structure learning tasks, it’s the one-on-one interactions that in-form the power and effectiveness in your teaching.“
On page 391 of this text, there is a chart: Suggested Language to Support Searching for and Using Information which might help in your instruction of the cueing systems. In this chart: Figure: 167, you will find some suggested language to use to support active searching for multiple sources of information during the reading (meaning, structure and visual). This provides prompts to help direct readers’ attention to the needed cueing system as they read.
Here is a link to a webinar about this text: http://www.fountasandpinnell.com/resourcelibrary/resource?id=359 This webinar, hosted by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, will take you on a deeper exploration of the text: Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades. This webinar focuses on teaching for comprehension across guided reading levels.
Wishing you success as you work with your students.
Helenann Steensen, Official Fountas & Pinnell Consultant, Heinemann