Fountas & Pinnell Professional Books are designed to strengthen instructional decision making, empower teachers with the latest in literacy thinking, and help build a community of skillful, informed educators.
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Leading for Literacy
Leading for Literacy: What Every School Leader Needs to Know is an inspiring and practical resource for all school leaders—teacher leaders, literacy coaches, school administrators, and district-level leaders. Filled with useful “look-for” tools for observing literacy teaching and reflecting upon the culture and systems of your school, Leading for Literacy helps school leaders understand key principles of effective literacy teaching and create equitable communities of learning for all students. Leading for Literacy provides guidance for creating a culture of collaborative professionalism, facilitating conversations about effective practice, and making high-impact decisions based on evidence and the values identified by the school team. An important resource for every school leader aiming to scale up excellence, Leading for Literacy helps leaders create effective systems for improving the literacy outcomes of all students.
Much has been written on the topic of guided reading over the last twenty years, but no other leaders in literacy education have championed the topic with such depth and breadth as Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the highly anticipated second edition of Guided Reading, Fountas and Pinnell remind you of guided reading’s critical value within a comprehensive literacy system, and the reflective, responsive teaching required to realize its full potential.
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The Fountas & Pinnell 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.Editions and Versions:
- The Literacy Continuum, Paperback
- The Literacy Continuum, Digital Edition
- Continuo de la lectoescritura (NEW)
- Continuo de la lectoescritura totalmente en español (NEW)
Explore what The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum is, what's included, how it's implemented, and gain access to samplers, research, webinars, and more.
The Literacy Quick Guide
This first-of-its-kind, practical, spiral-bound tool for all teachers and administrators is another significant contribution to the field of education from literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. The Literacy Quick Guide is your go-to-guide for responsive literacy teaching.
Genre Study focuses on inquiry-based learning with an emphasis on reading comprehension and the craft of writing. Through age-appropriate mentor texts, students discover, define, and analyze the foundational characteristics of fiction and nonfiction genres.
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Genre Quick Guide
This spiral-bound companion to Genre Study is designed to actively engage students in the exploration of texts so that they can notice, name and define genre characteristics.
Literacy Beginnings, 3rd Edition
Play and language are critical early literacy learning tools for the prekindergarten child. Through play and language, they learn about their world and about themselves. In Literacy Beginnings, Third Edition, Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell bring a refreshed perspective along with their characteristically rich, comprehensive, and practical insights to the frontier of early literacy.
Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency
Offering a complete picture of how to skillfully teach meaning making and fluency within any instructional context, Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency presents frameworks for high-quality instruction that describe appropriate expectations for comprehending, fluency, and vocabulary development.
Guiding Readers and Writers
Guiding Readers and Writers explores all the essential elements of a high-quality literacy system, including independent reading, guided reading, literature study comprehension, word analysis, and the reading/writing connection.
When Readers Struggle
When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works is a comprehensive resource on struggling readers filled with specific teaching ideas for helping children in kindergarten through grade 3, levels A–N, who are having difficulty in reading and writing.
Leveled Books, K-8
Fountas and Pinnell describe how to analyze the characteristics of texts and select just the right book to use for guided reading instruction. Expand your expertise by combining Leveled Books with The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Books Website for a powerful tool in finding appropriate books for guided reading instruction.
Interactive Writing offers powerful teaching designed to accelerate and support children's critical understanding of the writing process. In a clear, step-by-step format, the authors show how teachers can use interactive writing to teach a range of foundational literacy skills.
Word Matters presents essential information to help children learn about letters, sounds, and words. The central goal is to teach children to become readers who can take words apart while reading for meaning and writers who can construct words while writing to communicate.
Voices on Word Matters
This edited collection is a rich extension of Fountas and Pinnell's instructional system for word study, featuring chapters by the field's most important scholars and practitioners. This follow-up to Word Matters enables teachers to learn more about implementing an effective phonics and spelling program.
Help America Read
Help America Read contains everything you would want a literacy volunteer in your classroom to know about tutoring children. Designed to help the volunteer become more self-reliant, this handbook includes guidance on working with children.
A Coordinator's Guide to Help America Read: A Handbook for Volunteers
This resource provides guidance on building a high-quality volunteer program and practical suggestions on effective training.
The Primary Literacy Video Collection; Classroom Management [DVD]
These Fountas & Pinnell DVDs provide examples of classroom teaching and offer professional development opportunities for small-group and whole-group discussion, as well as individual reflection and application.