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This hour-long conversation, led by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, takes a deep dive in to the Benchmark Assessment Systems with practical tips you can put into action in your classroom today.
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From assessment to classroom instruction to intervention, essential literacy experiences are grounded in the common language and instructional approaches that unite teaching and learning. Implementing a literacy system rooted in coherence builds a community of learners that empowers every teacher, every student, every day with high-impact teaching, high-quality texts, and highly engaging talk – together towards a literate life.
Join literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as together we explore the essential literacy experiences that are critical for nurturing lifelong readers and writers.
In this exciting chapter of the “Let’s Get Practical” webinar series with Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, we dive deeper into guided reading instruction with 10 practical tips for powerful teaching that you can put into action in your classroom today.
Book Clubs provide authentic opportunities for children to apply many of the literacy behaviors and understandings that they have learned through other instructional contexts: thinking within, beyond, and about the text; listening and understanding; interacting socially; engaging in extended discussions; and more. As they bring together much of their learning in this one context, children develop a sense of agency. The experience of exchanging ideas with their peers and co-constructing richer understandings of texts is genuinely rewarding. In this hour-long webinar, you’ll learn more about how to incorporate this important instructional context into your classroom.
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.
Hear from Fountas and Pinnell-trained Consultant, Chrisie Moritz, as she provides a first look at the enhanced comprehension conversation portion of the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems, 3rd Edition. This refined comprehension conversation accounts for more rigorous administration, analysis, and scoring.
Chrisie provides a brief overview of the changes to the comprehension conversation and introduces you to the new scoring key and rubrics for scoring.