search navigation

The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Book Clubs Collection

Activate student agency and connect learning with books that stir captivating discussion

Book Clubs provide an authentic opportunity for children to apply many of the literacy behaviors and understandings that they have learned through other instructional contexts: thinking within, beyond, and about a text; listening and understanding; interacting socially; engaging in extended discussions; and more. As they bring together much of their learning in this one context, children find a sense of agency. The experience of exchanging ideas with their peers and co-constructing richer understandings of texts is genuinely rewarding.

  • What is it?
    What is the Book Club Collection?

    Book clubs provide an opportunity for children to apply many of the literacy behaviors and understandings that they have learned through other instructional contexts: thinking within, beyond, and about a text; listening and understanding; interacting socially; engaging in extended discussions; and more. As they bring together much of their learning in this one context, children find a sense of agency. The experience of exchanging ideas with their peers and co-constructing richer understandings of texts is genuinely rewarding.

    View the Sampler
    Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ PreK-6 Samplers
    Resource Cover Image

    Get your first glimpse of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ with these comprehensive digital samplers. These samplers provide example lessons for each instructional context within Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™: Interactive Read-Aloud, Shared Reading, Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study, Reading Minilessons, Guided Reading, Book Clubs, Independent Reading; Sample Guided Reading and Shared Reading texts; and descriptions of the many valuable Professional Learning Tools.

    Locked content, log in to access   The full version of this resource requires registration.


  • Who is it for?
    Who is the Book Club Collection for?

    The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Book Club Collection is for the classroom teacher who wants to encourage agency and stir in-depth discussion in students, grades K–6. This context is implemented during small-group literacy instruction where the children discuss a self-selected book that they have read and the teacher supports them during their discussion.

  • What is inside?
    What is inside the Book Club Collection?

    Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Book Clubs Collection Guide
    A brief guide that provides an overview of the components and implementation of the FPC Book Clubs Collection

    Book Club Books (6 copies of each trade title)
    Book clubs provide an authentic opportunity to bring students together for in-depth discussion of captivating trade books they have self-selected and read. Book clubs help students extend thinking, learn more about themselves as readers, and grow as thoughtful users of literacy.

    Book Club Discussion Cards
    Discussion cards provide an overview of each book feature and instructional support to utilize as teachers support groups of readers during their discussion.

    Inquiry Overview Cards
    Inquiry Overview Cards (1 per text set) that feature a brief overview of the text set, opportunities to think across books, or an essential question and big ideas to guide thinking and discussion, as well as a menu of projects to encourage exploration and inquiry.

    FPC Book Club Online Resources
    The resources needed for each book club, including:

    • PDF of each discussion card
    • Video Library
    Shop Now
  • How is it implemented?

    Books clubs are meant to be done in small groups during which children meet and discuss a book that they have all read or listened to and share their thinking on what they read. The texts may be beyond children’s reading level. The instructional focus is on constructing meaning through language and print.

Explore The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition

The Literacy Continuum

Proficient readers and writers display recognizable behaviors at every phase of literacy learning. When teachers notice, teach, and support these behaviors, they link assessment to responsive teaching. This indispensable literacy tool identifies the behaviors that demonstrate thinking and understanding within, beyond, and about a text. These behaviors are described as continua of learning across eight instructional contexts.

Explore what The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuumis, what's included, how it's implemented, and gain access to samplers, research, webinars, and more

Explore the Continuum

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Implementation Timeline

Fountas and Pinnell Classroom™ Implementation Timeline

Take a look at the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ PreK–6 Implementation and Release Schedule.

This detailed timeline chart will show you which FPC Instructional Contexts will release and when.

View the Timeline

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Implementation Timeline
Resource Cover Image

Take a look at the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ PreK–6 Implementation and Release Schedule.
This detailed timeline chart will show you which FPC Instructional Contexts will release and when. 

Open


Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Professional Learning Opportunities

A Common Language for Coherent Instruction

Explore the transformative professional learning opportunities to further develop the teaching craft and energize your practice.

Explore Professional Development