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The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Guided Reading Collection includes 1300 NEW, original titles (6 copies of each title) that span levels A–Z on the F&P Text Level Gradient™, with an accompanying lesson folder for each title. These guided reading books were created by a team of talented authors and illustrators under the direction of Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Each book is carefully calibrated to match the text characteristics underlying the F&P Text Level Gradient™.
This brochure provides an At-A-Glance look at Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI)—a powerful, short-term intervention, that provides daily intensive small-group instruction, which supplements classroom literacy teaching. LLI turns struggling readers into successful readers with engaging leveled books and fast-paced, systematically designed lessons. Learn more!
Download the K–8+ System Overview and Samplers to read about LLI’s research-based characteristics, and how to implement LLI to achieve maximum effectiveness.
Each System Sampler includes:
Download the Sistema de evaluación de la lectura, Grados K–2, ©2019 (Niveles A–N) sampler to learn more about this one-on-one, comprehensive assessment for Spanish-speaking students. Based on the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, Third Edition (BAS) and specially reconstructed for Spanish in collaboration with bilingual literacy experts, SEL enables teachers in bilingual, dual language, and immersion classrooms to identify students’ reading levels (A–N) with accuracy and reliability.
The SEL sampler includes a comprehensive look at the assessment system including a case study and two sample assessment books.
Download the Leveled Literacy Intervention Gold System sampler, grade 4, to read about LLI’s research-based characteristics, and how to implement LLI to achieve maximum effectiveness.
System Samplers include:
In this article, published in the January/February 2019 issue of Literacy Today, the member magazine of the International Literacy Association, Fountas and Pinnell discuss the role that text levels play in literacy instruction. Leading a literate life in school means that students have the opportunity to act like readers to outside of school. That means having the freedom to choose books they want to read based on a wide variety of criteria such as genre, series, author, and more. The authors describe the appropriate use of levels, what families need to know about levels, and how to make good decisions about literacy teaching and learning.
All children deserve access to an authentic, rich, and diverse text base – including a robust classroom library where levels have no place. The books in a classroom library are not there for the purpose of “practicing reading,” but rather to create lifelong readers who have the power of choice, the ability to make decisions about books, the freedom to have opinions, the opportunity to think critically, and the pleasure of reading for a sustained time each day. Levels have a critical place in the hands of teachers who understand their complexity and use them to make good decisions in instruction. Advocating for the appropriate use of levels in our school and within our classrooms is both a challenge and an opportunity.
Literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell untangle common misconceptions around text levels and explore practical tips for nurturing student agency and communicating progress.