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The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Professional Learning Tools

Strengthen instructional decisions with resources designed to elevate literacy expertise.

Transformative professional learning underpins Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ essential instructional tools, practical professional books, motivational professional development, and insightful assessment for high-impact literacy teaching.

  • What is it?
    What are Professional Learning Tools?

    The single most important factor in students’ literacy success is skillful, informed teaching. Fountas and Pinnell are committed to elevating teacher expertise through meaningful professional learning. Their collective work to date establishes a cohesive and coherent set of professional tools to make teaching efficient and transformative. Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ brings together decades of research to help teachers work in highly effective ways with students, learn more about literacy teaching, and engage in continuous professional growth.

  • Who is it for?
    Who are Professional Learning Tools for?

    Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is designed to create a sense of community among teachers who are concerned not only about what students learn but also about how and why they learn. A spirit of inquiry and intellectual curiosity permeates Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, and the educators in the school offer a model of collaboration and continual learning.

  • What is inside?
    What is inside Professional Learning Tools?


    • The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition
    • Prompting Guide Part 1 for Oral Reading and Early Writing
    • Prompting Guide Part 2 for Comprehension: Thinking, Talking and Writing
    • Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, Second Edition
    • Professional Development opportunities
    • Benchmark Assessment System, Third Edition
    • Embedded observation and assessment in each instructional context
    • Reader’s Notebooks

  • How is it implemented?
    How is it implemented?

    The following professional learning opportunities are available to further develop the teaching craft and foster a climate of collegiality and community.

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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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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™ Components Chart
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Take a look at the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ PreK–6 Component chart.
This detailed chart will show you the FPC Instructional Contexts and what is included in each one.


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

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    Order Form - Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™

    Use this printable order form of all available Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ resources for your purchasing convenience.

    Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) is a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades PreK–6. The System is designed to support whole-group, small-group and independent learning opportunities including: interactive read-aloud, reading minilessons, shared reading, phonics/spelling/word study lessons, guided reading, book clubs, and independent reading collections.  Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is rich with authentic texts, lessons or conferring cards, minilessons and professional tools & learning for a systematic, transformative approach to literacy instruction. 

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