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