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The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Guided Reading Collection

Meet students where they are and lead them forward with intention and precision.

Build a rich Guided Reading collection now or over time with the most powerful, engaging, original books to advance each student’s ability to process increasingly challenging books with fluency and comprehension.

  • What is Guided Reading?

    The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) Guided Reading Collection is a small-group instructional context in which you support each reader’s processing of new challenging texts with hundreds of original titles (6 copies of each title) that span text levels A through Z, with an accompanying lesson folder for each title. By bringing together a small group of children who are at a similar point in their reading development and guiding them to process a text that is leveled on a gradient of difficulty, you are able to provide an incremental amount of challenge at each reader’s edge of ability to process text.

  • Who is it for?

    The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Guided Reading Collection is for the classroom teacher who wants to expand and refine children’s reading and writing powers in grades K–6. This context is implemented in a small-group setting for teachers to support each reader’s development of their systems of strategic actions for processing new texts at increasingly challenging levels of difficulty.

  • What is inside?

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

    Guided Reading Books
    1300 original titles (6 copies of each title) that span levels A–Z on the F&P Text Level Gradient™. At the heart of FPC are the highest-quality leveled books that captivate and engage the hearts and minds of all students in the classroom.

    Guided Reading Lesson Folders
    A lesson folder per guided reading title to support teachers in providing high-quality, cutting-edge instruction that engages and extends students’ reading, writing, and language skills.

    FPC Guided Reading Online Resources
    The resources needed for each guided reading lesson can be found online, including:

    • PDFs of each lesson and each Recording Form
    • Video Library
    • Online Data Management System trial

    Other Digital Resources

    • FPC Guided Reading Reading Record App for iPads®
  • How is it implemented?

    The FPC Guided Reading Collection is implemented with small-groups of students. Children read a teacher-selected text in a small group while the teacher provides explicit teaching and support for reading increasingly challenging texts. These texts are at the children’s instructional reading level and the children read the whole text. In guided reading teaching is responsive to individual student strengths and needs.

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Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Instructional Context Samplers
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Explore the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Instructional Context Samplers to begin designing the landscape of literacy education in your school.

Each instructional context plays an essential role that contributes in different ways to every student's development as a reader, writer, and language user. Improve student outcomes by creating equitable literacy opportunities for all students with Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™

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Evolution of a Guided Reading Book

Authentic, original leveled texts developed by the creators of the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™. Find out the many steps it takes to produce a Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Guided Reading book.

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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.

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Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Implementation Timeline
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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. 

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