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LCCoach23
LCCoach23
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3/13/2019
LCCoach23
LCCoach23
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Hi Everyone,
I'm new to the discussion board, and am looking for book titles that would support best practices in "grading and reporting to parents" within a workshop model, or specifically within a Fountas and Pinnell Classroom (we are a Literacy Collaborative District with most F & P Classroom materials). I'm a literacy coach working with a team to do a full update/revision of our report cards in 5K-5. Currently we're struggling to understand how best to grade K-5 work in literacy workshops and report that to parents in a meaningful way. I would greatly appreciate any and all ideas from other schools or districts! Thank you!
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Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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3/13/2019
LCCoach23 wrote:
Hi Everyone,
I'm new to the discussion board, and am looking for book titles that would support best practices in "grading and reporting to parents" within a workshop model, or specifically within a Fountas and Pinnell Classroom (we are a Literacy Collaborative District with most F & P Classroom materials). I'm a literacy coach working with a team to do a full update/revision of our report cards in 5K-5. Currently we're struggling to understand how best to grade K-5 work in literacy workshops and report that to parents in a meaningful way. I would greatly appreciate any and all ideas from other schools or districts! Thank you!



Recently Fountas and Pinnell created a pdf with tips for communicating with parents.
https://www.fountasandpinnell.com/shared/resources/Five%20Tips.pdf
The same information was shared in a blog https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/5-ways-to-communicate-student-progress-to-parents-and-support-reading-at-home and as a FAQ Friday tip https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/2018/07/26/faq-friday-what-to-share-with-parents-about-fountas-pinnell-classroom.

Numbers and letters really don't provide information about what a child is actually doing. Narratives are more helpful whether written, by phone or face-to-face. I encourage teachers to use the language of the Literacy Continuum when sharing specifics about what a child can do and what needs to be supported. I have used the Continuum goals as a weekly checklist to send home using the general language for the whole class lessons/ grade level curriculum standards.

You may get more responses by posting this question on the Facebook Community.

Best wishes for success!
Debbie
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