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11 hours ago
Topic:
High Frequency Words--Assessment Criteria

FPUser3217
FPUser3217
Posts: 2
In looking at Appendix C of the BAS (3rd ed.), I see that there are benchmark expectations for the number of H.F. words students in grades K, 1, and 2 (and beyond) should know at the 4 different points in the year. These expectations are for the 25, 100, and 200 word lists. What about the 50 word list? Where would that fit in? Thank you!
11 days ago
Topic:
LLI Teal Discontinued

Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Posts: 939
FPUser147474 wrote:
Will there be a middle/high school LLI system to replace Teal in the future?

The only information I have currently received is that the LLI System for the advanced levels is being re-evaluated to make it more useful. We are all hoping that we will see those materials available soon. Please keep checking on blog posts for updated information. https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/tag/featured-posts
You might also check with your area sales representative. You can find a rep by location here: https://www.heinemann.com/distributors.aspx


Best,
Helenann

Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant wrote:
FPUser193597 wrote:
Hello!

My district recently tried to order the LLI Teal Kit (US) and we were told it is discontinued but the various components are available for individual purchase. I am not sure why this kit is discontinued but I would love to know? We were interested in purchasing individual components, however the Heinemann representative told me I will NOT have access to the running records, in either a printed format or online. Can someone help me with this? The system feels obsolete without access to the assessments and I'm not sure we will purchase the components without them.

Thank you!



Since the publication of the Leveled Literacy Intervention Teal System, we’ve heard from customers of LLI Teal who are implementing the system as a small group intervention, as well as those customers who are scheduling it as a reading class in a middle/high school setting. Both implementation models have presented opportunity, student growth, and some challenge in fitting the lesson structure into a middle/high school schedule working with students who are often many grade levels behind. We take this feedback seriously and feel it’s time to consider how we might make this intervention more useful for the middle and high school market, while also making sure the content of the books is fresh, age-appropriate, and interesting and meets the highest standards of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We have discontinued the sale of LLI Teal, and the books will not be available temporarily for digital teacher access alongside the other LLI systems. We will continue to support current customers with professional development and replacement materials. We apologize for the inconvenience and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please contact your local sales rep for more information.
https://www.heinemann.com/distributors.aspx?_ga=2.175990571.840514721.1603651757-1348982528.1602163900


Best Wishes,
Helenann
11 days ago
Topic:
LLI Teal Discontinued

FPUser147474
FPUser147474
Posts: 1
Will there be a middle/high school LLI system to replace Teal in the future?



Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant wrote:
FPUser193597 wrote:
Hello!

My district recently tried to order the LLI Teal Kit (US) and we were told it is discontinued but the various components are available for individual purchase. I am not sure why this kit is discontinued but I would love to know? We were interested in purchasing individual components, however the Heinemann representative told me I will NOT have access to the running records, in either a printed format or online. Can someone help me with this? The system feels obsolete without access to the assessments and I'm not sure we will purchase the components without them.

Thank you!



Since the publication of the Leveled Literacy Intervention Teal System, we’ve heard from customers of LLI Teal who are implementing the system as a small group intervention, as well as those customers who are scheduling it as a reading class in a middle/high school setting. Both implementation models have presented opportunity, student growth, and some challenge in fitting the lesson structure into a middle/high school schedule working with students who are often many grade levels behind. We take this feedback seriously and feel it’s time to consider how we might make this intervention more useful for the middle and high school market, while also making sure the content of the books is fresh, age-appropriate, and interesting and meets the highest standards of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We have discontinued the sale of LLI Teal, and the books will not be available temporarily for digital teacher access alongside the other LLI systems. We will continue to support current customers with professional development and replacement materials. We apologize for the inconvenience and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please contact your local sales rep for more information.
https://www.heinemann.com/distributors.aspx?_ga=2.175990571.840514721.1603651757-1348982528.1602163900


Best Wishes,
Helenann
11 days ago
Topic:
Buying new books

Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Posts: 939
FPUser162723 wrote:
We are looking at purchasing new books to add to our collection (and also to replace several well used books). We have noticed that prices for 2021 have gone up quite a bit. We are now reconsidering buying other books than Fountas and Pinnell books, especially since the middles pages of these books keep coming out of the staples as well. At this price that should not be happening.



We are pleased that the Fountas and Pinnell books are being so ‘well-loved’. Please contact customer service to report your problem with your books or contact your local sales rep for more information and help.
https://www.heinemann.com/distributors.aspx?_ga=2.175990571.840514721.1603651757-1348982528.1602163900


Best Wishes,
Helenann
11 days ago
Topic:
LLI Teal Discontinued

Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Posts: 939
FPUser193597 wrote:
Hello!

My district recently tried to order the LLI Teal Kit (US) and we were told it is discontinued but the various components are available for individual purchase. I am not sure why this kit is discontinued but I would love to know? We were interested in purchasing individual components, however the Heinemann representative told me I will NOT have access to the running records, in either a printed format or online. Can someone help me with this? The system feels obsolete without access to the assessments and I'm not sure we will purchase the components without them.

Thank you!



Since the publication of the Leveled Literacy Intervention Teal System, we’ve heard from customers of LLI Teal who are implementing the system as a small group intervention, as well as those customers who are scheduling it as a reading class in a middle/high school setting. Both implementation models have presented opportunity, student growth, and some challenge in fitting the lesson structure into a middle/high school schedule working with students who are often many grade levels behind. We take this feedback seriously and feel it’s time to consider how we might make this intervention more useful for the middle and high school market, while also making sure the content of the books is fresh, age-appropriate, and interesting and meets the highest standards of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We have discontinued the sale of LLI Teal, and the books will not be available temporarily for digital teacher access alongside the other LLI systems. We will continue to support current customers with professional development and replacement materials. We apologize for the inconvenience and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please contact your local sales rep for more information.
https://www.heinemann.com/distributors.aspx?_ga=2.175990571.840514721.1603651757-1348982528.1602163900


Best Wishes,
Helenann
12 days ago
Topic:
Buying new books

FPUser162723
FPUser162723
Posts: 3
We are looking at purchasing new books to add to our collection (and also to replace several well used books). We have noticed that prices for 2021 have gone up quite a bit. We are now reconsidering buying other books than Fountas and Pinnell books, especially since the middles pages of these books keep coming out of the staples as well. At this price that should not be happening.
12 days ago
Topic:
LLI Teal Discontinued

FPUser193597
FPUser193597
Posts: 1
Hello!

My district recently tried to order the LLI Teal Kit (US) and we were told it is discontinued but the various components are available for individual purchase. I am not sure why this kit is discontinued but I would love to know? We were interested in purchasing individual components, however the Heinemann representative told me I will NOT have access to the running records, in either a printed format or online. Can someone help me with this? The system feels obsolete without access to the assessments and I'm not sure we will purchase the components without them.

Thank you!
17 days ago
Topic:
Readers' Theatre

Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Posts: 939
FPUser193172 wrote:
" A Pizza for Horse" Level E has a script at the end.

Is there a place where I can find a list of which books have scripts at the end?
edited by FPUser193172 on 4/20/2021


I have requested help from the Heinemann staff regarding your question. In the Online Resources, I entered the words: ‘Readers’ Theater’ in the top right corner box: “Search Classroom” to find a listing of books at different grade levels. However, not all the books at the lower levels seem to be listed. I will let you know when I have further information.

Best Wishes,
Helenann
18 days ago
Topic:
Readers' Theatre

FPUser193172
FPUser193172
Posts: 1
" A Pizza for Horse" Level E has a script at the end.

Is there a place where I can find a list of which books have scripts at the end?
edited by FPUser193172 on 4/20/2021
22 days ago
Topic:
BOOKS IN RED KIT

Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Posts: 939
sjr123 wrote:
I am very interested in purchasing additional books for the Red Kit. With only six copies of the title, it is very difficult to send the books home. If only one student does not bring it back, it is problematic. I have six students using the kit. Will they be available for purchase? If so, when?


The books from the Red System are available for purchase in packs of 6, page 24, in the catalog linked here: https://www.fountasandpinnell.com/shared/resources/FPL_OrderForm_2-5-21.pdf
The books are only sold in multiple copies of one title since they are designed for intervention use.

Best Wishes for success as you work with your students,
Helenann
23 days ago
Topic:
BOOKS IN RED KIT

Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Posts: 939
tantonucci wrote:
It would be really helpful if these books were available to purchase in the black and white. The students get used to the routine of taking them home, and now I feel that I can't send these home. They're expensive to purchase in packs of 6 and my school just doesn't have the budget for that.


Thank you for your message. We totally agree with you. In fact, we tried to make them available in black and white, but to get the quality of the captions, detailed pictures and graphs, etc. of the intermediate books to the point of readability, the cost came to almost the same price as the colored books. We could not justify selling black and white books for the same price as the colored. Also, I have heard Fountas and Pinnell state that by grade 3, the students should be learning to take responsibility for borrowing and returning books. They suggested that teachers might try to develop a habit of borrowing and returning the books by first allowing the students to take the books into their classroom only and gradually over time allowing the books to go home. Many teachers report that their students love the books and are returning them in order to get another book. Your decision depends upon your students, your district and school policies, of course.

Best Wishes,
Helenann
23 days ago
Topic:
BOOKS IN RED KIT

tantonucci
tantonucci
Posts: 1
tantonucci
tantonucci
Posts: 1
Topic: BOOKS IN RED KIT
It would be really helpful if these books were available to purchase in the black and white. The students get used to the routine of taking them home, and now I feel that I can't send these home. They're expensive to purchase in packs of 6 and my school just doesn't have the budget for that.
23 days ago
Topic:
PWS - Etymological knowledge

Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Posts: 939
Aidareyescruz wrote:
Hello,

I work with a school looking at implementing the PWS K-6 program and we were wondering whether etymological knowledge is covered and how, Thanks, Aida



Hi Aida, Etymological knowledge is covered in the Word Meaning/ Vocabulary lessons (WMV) one of nine areas of learning in PWS.. The WMV lessons focus on understanding related to vocabulary development including lessons such as words derived from different sources, words with a common origin, words with Latin and Greek roots, etc. We have samplers of PWS available for each grade level (K-6) at this link: https://thankyou.heinemann.com/fpc-sampler?utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fheinemann.hs-sites.com

However, regarding your interest in a particular area of PWS, I suggest you contact your local sales representative who can provide more in depth information and provide a preview of materials.


You can find a rep by location here: https://www.heinemann.com/distributors.aspx


Best Wishes,
Helenann


24 days ago
Topic:
PWS - Etymological knowledge

Aidareyescruz
Aidareyescruz
Posts: 1
Hello,

I work with a school looking at implementing the PWS K-6 program and we were wondering whether etymological knowledge is covered and how, Thanks, Aida
3/31/2021
Topic:
Science of Reading

Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Posts: 802
Lizzyread wrote:
Hi, the link is not working.

I apologize. Some of the links may have been moved during maintenance. Use the tabs above to find the latest information. If the links in this message do not work you should be able to search to find the blog or documents you need.

Community/EXTEND/Research and Standards/ Phonics Efficacy Studies, Research Base and White Papers on Validity and Reliability (fountasandpinnell.com)

Debbie
Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant wrote:
Tam wrote:
I am hoping at some point that Fountas and Pinnell will comment on the “science of reading” hijack. This SofR group has taken much that we have studied and are working hard at discounting it. I think myself and many other educators.would like some leadership support from Fountas and Pinnell to respond to questions/concerns.
I am a former RR teacher and RR training was the best training I have ever participated in. I continue to be a learner and I am following the SofR group and it astounds me how much of what they are calling for- is already done in RR, LLI and balanced literacy. Additionally, I am learning new information from the SofR group as well.
I have been in education for a very long time and I hate to see the pendulum swing...



Fountas and Pinnell have written many white papers, articles, and blogs related to their research and theory of teaching reading found under the EXTEND Your Expertise tab above in the Resource Library and Blog sections. Their professional books also describe teaching reading in great detail. Recently a podcast was transcribed that you can find at the following link. http://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/on-the-heinemann-podcast-a-word-on-phonics

Fountas and Pinnell's research and work is there to be read. Please continue to share your understandings based on the research from the beginning of their work together and that of Dr. Marie Clay.

Thank you for being an advocate for children and their learning.
Debbie
3/31/2021
Topic:
Research based

Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Posts: 802
Lizzyread wrote:
Hi I am wondering if you could provide any information of research studies with the use of Fountas and Pinnell Programs with ELL students including peer reviewed research studies. We are looking into your phonics program and we have 60% ELL population. I know the program is based on the research of Fountas and Pinnell, but are there actual studies of this population using the programs and effect sizes.



All of the REsearch can be found on this website under the Community/EXTEND/Research and Standards tabs. Efficacy Studies, Research Base and White Papers on Validity and Reliability (fountasandpinnell.com). I am not sure which resources you want to study but keep in mind that Fountas and Pinnell resources are not always a program that can follow a particular method of study since there are variables in implementation.

Best wishes!
Debbie
3/31/2021
Topic:
Research based

Lizzyread
Lizzyread
Posts: 7
Lizzyread
Lizzyread
Posts: 7
Topic: Research based
Hi I am wondering if you could provide any information of research studies with the use of Fountas and Pinnell Programs with ELL students including peer reviewed research studies. We are looking into your phonics program and we have 60% ELL population. I know the program is based on the research of Fountas and Pinnell, but are there actual studies of this population using the programs and effect sizes.
3/31/2021
Topic:
Science of Reading

Lizzyread
Lizzyread
Posts: 7
Lizzyread
Lizzyread
Posts: 7
Topic: Science of Reading
Hi, the link is not working.


Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant wrote:
Tam wrote:
I am hoping at some point that Fountas and Pinnell will comment on the “science of reading” hijack. This SofR group has taken much that we have studied and are working hard at discounting it. I think myself and many other educators.would like some leadership support from Fountas and Pinnell to respond to questions/concerns.
I am a former RR teacher and RR training was the best training I have ever participated in. I continue to be a learner and I am following the SofR group and it astounds me how much of what they are calling for- is already done in RR, LLI and balanced literacy. Additionally, I am learning new information from the SofR group as well.
I have been in education for a very long time and I hate to see the pendulum swing...



Fountas and Pinnell have written many white papers, articles, and blogs related to their research and theory of teaching reading found under the EXTEND Your Expertise tab above in the Resource Library and Blog sections. Their professional books also describe teaching reading in great detail. Recently a podcast was transcribed that you can find at the following link. http://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/on-the-heinemann-podcast-a-word-on-phonics

Fountas and Pinnell's research and work is there to be read. Please continue to share your understandings based on the research from the beginning of their work together and that of Dr. Marie Clay.

Thank you for being an advocate for children and their learning.
Debbie
3/26/2021
Topic:
Reading Records

Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Posts: 802
DaynaB wrote:
I have a group of students who are Level K, Level M, Level N and Level P. I am currently doing level N guided reading books with the group. If I am to do a running record on my lower student (level K) do I do it with a Level N book that we have already covered or a book at her current level?

When grouping students you try to put those with similar reading abilities together. In GR group you introduce the same book to all students in the group. If you have K, M, N, P all in one group you must use level K books with the group so no student is ever put in a text that is too hard for efficient processing. Analyze carefully to see what the student reading level K needs in order to shift to being successful with level M texts and focus instruction there. Text selection will be very important for a group with such a wide range of behaviors. Read more about text selection and introducing texts in Guided Reading, 2nd ed Section 3, chapters 12-14.
Best wishes!
Debbie
3/26/2021
Topic:
Reading Records

DaynaB
DaynaB
Posts: 2
DaynaB
DaynaB
Posts: 2
Topic: Reading Records
I have a group of students who are Level K, Level M, Level N and Level P. I am currently doing level N guided reading books with the group. If I am to do a running record on my lower student (level K) do I do it with a Level N book that we have already covered or a book at her current level?




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