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mrsmcaleer3
mrsmcaleer3
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3/20/2019
mrsmcaleer3
mrsmcaleer3
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We have recently been given the Mini Lessons book and the Interactive Read-Aloud and we are trying to lay out a plan for next year. We have noticed that on some of the mini lessons it asks to refer back to 2 or 3 books, which are from different text sets. It does not seem practical to read aloud 2-3 books before one mini-lesson in one day. Is there a cohesive plan for the two programs to work together? We have the suggested pacing guides for both, but the books needed for the mini-lessons are in different text sets.
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Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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3/20/2019
mrsmcaleer3 wrote:
We have recently been given the Mini Lessons book and the Interactive Read-Aloud and we are trying to lay out a plan for next year. We have noticed that on some of the mini lessons it asks to refer back to 2 or 3 books, which are from different text sets. It does not seem practical to read aloud 2-3 books before one mini-lesson in one day. Is there a cohesive plan for the two programs to work together? We have the suggested pacing guides for both, but the books needed for the mini-lessons are in different text sets.



Those are suggestions that if you have read those texts in other lessons to refer to them. You may use any texts that you have read for making the connection or whatever the suggestion is. When doing a minilesson you don't read the entire text of those read before but just a part that provides an example of the minilesson objective. You often will read parts of a few texts to provide a variety of examples for the minilesson. The professional development videos may provide helpful hints about using the lessons in more integrated ways. Check out the following links to help you get started.
http://www.fountasandpinnell.com/resourcelibrary/id/414
https://www.fountasandpinnell.com/resourcelibrary/default?type=videos
https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/faq-friday-is-there-a-suggested-sequence-of-reading-minilessons
https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/what-are-reading-minilessons
https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/hs-search-results?term=Minilessons
https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/what-is-interactive-read-aloud

https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/the-importance-of-a-multi-text-approach-to-literacy-instruction

Best wishes for success!
Debbie
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FPUser177724
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3/12/2021
FPUser177724
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Is there a way to determine which Mini-Lessons refer to each Interactive Read Aloud book? It would be helpful to know if a book will be referred to many times or only once or twice. Also, it would be a useful reference tool for planning purposes.



Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant wrote:
mrsmcaleer3 wrote:
We have recently been given the Mini Lessons book and the Interactive Read-Aloud and we are trying to lay out a plan for next year. We have noticed that on some of the mini lessons it asks to refer back to 2 or 3 books, which are from different text sets. It does not seem practical to read aloud 2-3 books before one mini-lesson in one day. Is there a cohesive plan for the two programs to work together? We have the suggested pacing guides for both, but the books needed for the mini-lessons are in different text sets.



Those are suggestions that if you have read those texts in other lessons to refer to them. You may use any texts that you have read for making the connection or whatever the suggestion is. When doing a minilesson you don't read the entire text of those read before but just a part that provides an example of the minilesson objective. You often will read parts of a few texts to provide a variety of examples for the minilesson. The professional development videos may provide helpful hints about using the lessons in more integrated ways. Check out the following links to help you get started.
http://www.fountasandpinnell.com/resourcelibrary/id/414
https://www.fountasandpinnell.com/resourcelibrary/default?type=videos
https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/faq-friday-is-there-a-suggested-sequence-of-reading-minilessons
https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/what-are-reading-minilessons
https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/hs-search-results?term=Minilessons
https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/what-is-interactive-read-aloud

https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/the-importance-of-a-multi-text-approach-to-literacy-instruction

Best wishes for success!
Debbie

edited by FPUser177724 on 3/12/2021
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Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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3/12/2021
FPUser177724 wrote:
Is there a way to determine which Mini-Lessons refer to each Interactive Read Aloud book? It would be helpful to know if a book will be referred to many times or only once or twice. Also, it would be a useful reference tool for planning purposes.
I do not know of such a chart. In the RML Guide chapter 8 section called A Suggested Sequence (p. 49 gr 1, p. 53 gr 33) the suggestion is made to use the Umbrella overview page to see a description of the mentor texts used for each umbrella. Figure 8.1 is a record-keeping form that you could use to make notes about the titles you might use for each RML. The FPC RML are packaged separately from the FPC IRA and responsive teaching encourages teachers to use texts that are engaging to each class rather than always following the suggestions year after year so I don't know that time was spent to create a chart like the one you are requesting. I will double check to make sure. You may find teachers in the FB Learning Community who have created such a chart. I see that this chapter in the RML Guide would have answered your previous question too. I apologize that I did not know that as I am still reading each of the Guides myself.
Kindly,
Debbie


Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant wrote:
mrsmcaleer3 wrote:
We have recently been given the Mini Lessons book and the Interactive Read-Aloud and we are trying to lay out a plan for next year. We have noticed that on some of the mini lessons it asks to refer back to 2 or 3 books, which are from different text sets. It does not seem practical to read aloud 2-3 books before one mini-lesson in one day. Is there a cohesive plan for the two programs to work together? We have the suggested pacing guides for both, but the books needed for the mini-lessons are in different text sets.



Those are suggestions that if you have read those texts in other lessons to refer to them. You may use any texts that you have read for making the connection or whatever the suggestion is. When doing a minilesson you don't read the entire text of those read before but just a part that provides an example of the minilesson objective. You often will read parts of a few texts to provide a variety of examples for the minilesson. The professional development videos may provide helpful hints about using the lessons in more integrated ways. Check out the following links to help you get started.
http://www.fountasandpinnell.com/resourcelibrary/id/414
https://www.fountasandpinnell.com/resourcelibrary/default?type=videos
https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/faq-friday-is-there-a-suggested-sequence-of-reading-minilessons
https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/what-are-reading-minilessons
https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/hs-search-results?term=Minilessons
https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/what-is-interactive-read-aloud

https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/the-importance-of-a-multi-text-approach-to-literacy-instruction

Best wishes for success!
Debbie

edited by FPUser177724 on 3/12/2021
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Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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3/15/2021
mrsmcaleer3 wrote:
We have recently been given the Mini Lessons book and the Interactive Read-Aloud and we are trying to lay out a plan for next year. We have noticed that on some of the mini lessons it asks to refer back to 2 or 3 books, which are from different text sets. It does not seem practical to read aloud 2-3 books before one mini-lesson in one day. Is there a cohesive plan for the two programs to work together? We have the suggested pacing guides for both, but the books needed for the mini-lessons are in different text sets.




Follow-up: I checked with the team and I was correct. No chart was created. "We have intentionally not created a chart because the IRA books are suggestions for the teacher to use. The teacher might use other books that they have read in their classroom that address the principle rather than the books suggested."

Debbie
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