The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Interactive Read-Aloud Collection
Expand students thinking across the year with books that spark discussion and inquiry.
Interactive Read-Aloud promotes the joy of reading, expands children’s vocabulary, and increases their ability to think, talk, and write about texts that fully engage their interest.
What is it?
The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Interactive Read-Aloud Collection is the foundation for literacy instruction, and is organized into text sets that reflect a global perspective with a diversity of characters, settings, and topics. Each text set contains four to six high-quality picture books with engaging illustrations that represent a variety of authors and illustrators, topics, genres, themes, and text structures. Each set of texts has been carefully curated around a connecting idea, central theme, or study of a particular author, illustrator, or genre.
Who is it for?
The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Interactive Read-Aloud collection is for the classroom teacher who wants to expand and refine children’s reading and writing powers in grades PreK–6. This context is implemented during whole-group literacy instruction where the teacher reads aloud a book from a text set and students share their thinking. The text experience often leads to writing about reading in the Reader’s Notebook.
What is inside?
Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Interactive Read-Aloud Collection Guide
A brief guide that provides an overview of the components and implementation of the FPC Interactive Read-Aloud Collection.
Interactive Read-Aloud Books
Hundreds of trade titles, 1 copy of each. This carefully curated collection of the very best age and grade-appropriate trade books is at the heart of literacy instruction in your classroom. Designed to nurture students’ ability to construct meaning in an interactive, talk-rich context, the interactive read-aloud books are organized into text sets to help students make connections among ideas and notice parallels in the craft of writing across multiple texts.
Interactive Read-Aloud Lesson Folders
Lesson folders to support teachers in providing high-quality, cutting-edge lessons that boost, engage, and extend students’ reading, writing, and language skills.
Inquiry Overview Cards and Inquiry Projects
Inquiry Overview Cards (1 per text set) that feature a brief overview of the text set, opportunities to think across books, an essential question and big ideas to guide thinking and discussion, as well as a menu of projects to encourage exploration and inquiry.
FPC Interactive Read-Aloud Online Resources The resources needed for each lesson, including:
- PDFs of each lesson
- Video Library
How is it implemented?
The Interactive Read-Aloud Collection is implemented during whole-group instruction. During interactive read-aloud, the teacher reads aloud a selected text to children, occasionally pausing for conversation. The texts are organized into text sets for highly intentional teaching. The texts are beyond the instructional reading level of most children. The children are listening to the text and viewing the illustrations. The text-based discussion helps children to construct meaning and make connections between books in the text set.