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Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell are committed to the important role of research on reading in the ongoing development and evaluation of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC). Find the latest research and efficacy on FPC below.

Research

A Summary of the Research Base for Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™
FPC Research Base

This resource reviews the research base for Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades PreK-6.

Is Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Research Based?
The development of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ rests on more than 25 years of classroom experience with proven results and incorporates leading thinking around literacy instruction, as well as research about how literacy develops in children over time. FPC is deeply rooted in decades of research-based professional books and curricular resources such as Leveled Literacy Intervention and Benchmark Assessment Systems. All of Fountas and Pinnell’s curriculum systems were developed from this research and are intricately connected to and complement one another for true instructional coherence.

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A Summary of the Research Base for Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™
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This resource reviews the research base for Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades PreK-6.

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Standards

Alignment of Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™

These documents are a guide for educators to see examples of how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts are met throughout the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) system.

Grade K
Alignment of Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, Grade K
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This document is a guide for educators to see examples of how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts are met throughout the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) system.

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Grade 1
Alignment of Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, Grade 1
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This document is a guide for educators to see examples of how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts are met throughout the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) system.

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Grade 2
Alignment of Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, Grade 2
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This document is a guide for educators to see examples of how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts are met throughout the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) system.

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Grade3
Alignment of Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, Grade 3
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This document is a guide for educators to see examples of how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts are met throughout the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) system.

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Grade 4
Alignment of Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, Grade 4
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This document is a guide for educators to see examples of how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts are met throughout the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) system.

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Grade 5
Alignment of Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, Grade 5
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Grade 6
Alignment of Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, Grade 6
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This document is a guide for educators to see examples of how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts are met throughout the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) system.

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Efficacy

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™: Spotlight on Midway Independent School District

The educators at Midway Independent School District sought an alternative method of literacy instruction beyond a traditional reading program, but their experience with Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) since 2018 has surpassed their expectations. Teachers have received a newfound confidence in their approach to literacy from the rich materials and scaffolded instruction of FPC. Beyond a new level of competency in literacy as measured through assessments and report cards, FPC has influenced the culture at Midway ISD, turning reluctant students into avid readers. A full spectrum of students have received a new level of support in their journey to read, including populations such as economically disadvantaged students, special education students, and advanced students.

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Fountas & Pinnell Classroom: Spotlight on Midway Independent School District
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The educators at Midway Independent School District sought an alternative method of literacy instruction beyond a traditional reading program, but their experience with Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) since 2018 has surpassed their expectations. Teachers have received a newfound confidence in their approach to literacy from the rich materials and scaffolded instruction of FPC. Beyond a new level of competency in literacy as measured through assessments and report cards, FPC has influenced the culture at Midway ISD, turning reluctant students into avid readers. A full spectrum of students have received a new level of support in their journey to read, including populations such as economically disadvantaged students, special education students, and advanced students.

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Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™: Spotlight on Hilsboro City Schools

Hillsboro City Schools, in Hillsboro, OH, is a district with over 2,000 students spread across five schools. Hillsboro adopted Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) during the 2018-2019 school year. Before implementation, Hillsboro Primary School 3rd grade achieved fewer scores at or above proficient compared to similar districts and the state average, then doubled or nearly doubled its proficiency advantage over both groups respectively after the first year of implementation.

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Fountas & Pinnell Classroom: Spotlight on Hillsboro City Schools
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Hillsboro City Schools, in Hillsboro, OH, is a district with over 2,000 students spread across five schools. Hillsboro adopted Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) during the 2018-2019 school year. Before implementation, Hillsboro Primary School 3rd grade achieved fewer scores at or above proficient compared to similar districts and the state average, then doubled or nearly doubled its proficiency advantage over both groups respectively after the first year of implementation.

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