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The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Independent Reading Collection

Promote lifelong reading habits with books that are worthy of student CHOICE.

The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Independent Reading Collection is made up of carefully curated, authentic children’s literature that provides the opportunity for students to develop tastes as readers and to read a large number of self-selected books independently.

  • What is it?
    What is Independent Reading?

    Independent reading offers children the chance to read, enjoy, and interact with texts that they choose in order to gain “mileage” as readers. These collections were curated to provide high-quality trade books that help students explore their interests, flourish as readers, and develop the ability to independently read increasingly challenging texts.

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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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  • Who is it for?
    Who is Independent Reading for?

    The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Independent Reading Collection is for the classroom teacher who wants to promote lifelong reading habits in students, grades K–6. This context takes place during independent reading time, where children read books of their choosing and teachers engage in brief conferring conferences that support their thinking.

  • What is inside?
    What is inside Independent Reading?

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

    Independent Reading Books
    A carefully curated collection of authentic children’s literature that provide the opportunity for students to develop tastes as readers and to read a large number of self-selected books independently.

    Independent Reading Conferring Cards
    Conferring cards for each title, plus genre-based prompting cards to make specific teaching points in brief conversations that lead individual readers forward.

    FPC Independent Reading Online Resources
    The resources needed for each independent reading conference, including:

    • PDFs of each conferring card
    • Video Library
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  • How is it implemented?

    During independent reading, children read books of their choosing while the teacher creates opportunities to share ideas through minilessons and brief conferences. Children read texts that are generally at a their independent reading level, then they share their thinking through discussion and writing. The teaching occurs in brief conferring conferences that support children’s thinking.

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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.

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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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