Further elevate your expertise with these companion tools:
The Fountas & Pinnell Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide
You will find that this essential guide, presented in an easy-to-use chart form, is a critical companion to The Continuum, Expanded Edition. You will be able to hone your observations of students’ literacy behaviors with this indispensable tool, which combines the behaviors and understandings from the Phonics continuum with the specific times (early, middle, or late in grades PreK–8) appropriate for each one to be introduced and then to be under students’ control. In addition, instructional language and a multitude of specific examples appear exclusively in this guide. Use this resource to guide your students in an exploration of letter and word learning.
The Fountas & Pinnell Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide reflects the specific behaviors related to the nine areas of learning for letters, sounds, and words that children develop over time:
• Early Literacy Concepts
• Phonological Awareness
• Letter Knowledge
• Letter-Sound Relationships
• Spelling Patterns
• High-Frequency Words
• Word Meaning/Vocabulary
• Word Structure
• Word-Solving Actions
Literacy Beginnings: A Prekindergarten Handbook
In this professional book, Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas show you how to tap into young children’s excitement to introduce them to the world of literacy in joyful, engaging ways. As with The Continuum for grades PK–8, they provide detailed descriptions of language and literacy behaviors and understandings for teachers to notice, teach, and support, while offering practical strategies for the prekindergarten classroom. Full of resources like songs, rhymes, and finger plays, Literacy Beginnings also includes 35 ready-to-use lessons to introduce young children to reading and writing.