F&P Text Level Gradient (TM): Using Fountas & Pinnell Resources to Match Books to Readers by Lesley University - Heinemann Publishing
F&P Text Level Gradient (TM):  Using Fountas & Pinnell Resources to Match Books to Readers

F&P Text Level Gradient (TM): Using Fountas & Pinnell Resources to Match Books to Readers

This is an On-Demand Mini-Course presented by Heinemann Online PD. Course access is 365 days from the date of purchase.

Learn to Analyze Texts to Support Literacy Development

A gradient of texts is a tool that helps you look at texts along a continuum from easiest to most challenging. Fountas and Pinnell have identified ten factors that are used to analyze texts and arrange them along the gradient. Once you become familiar with these factors, you will be able to look at texts more analytically and determine how these aspects affect the challenges that a given text might present to readers.

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This is an On-Demand Mini-Course presented by Heinemann Online PD. Course access is 365 days from the date of purchase.

Learn to Analyze Texts to Support Literacy Development

A gradient of texts is a tool that helps you look at texts along a continuum from easiest to most challenging. Fountas and Pinnell have identified ten factors that are used to analyze texts and arrange them along the gradient. Once you become familiar with these factors, you will be able to look at texts more analytically and determine how these aspects affect the challenges that a given text might present to readers.

Objectives:

  • Learn the rationale behind The F&P Text Level Gradient™
  • Become familiar with the ten factors related to text complexity
  • Analyze and compare texts to arrange them along a gradient
  • Look at the characteristics of readers and consider what supports and challenges texts at different levels might present to them
  • Consider the characteristics of a text that might be supportive as well as challenging for a particular group of readers

Credit/CEUs:

On completion of this course, you will be awarded a certificate for 5 contact hours, or .5 CEUs.

Participants are required to have a copy of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, and a 30% book discount code is provided to Mini-Course students for this text. To receive the 30% discount off our list price, order your book online and enter PDMCBK in the “Add a coupon code” field at checkout. All earlier editions of The Continuum can be referenced for this course and the following new edition is eligible for this Mini-Course book discount program: The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum.

This course was developed by The Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative (LCRRLC). Those seeking a graduate level online course or Lesley Graduate Certificate (GC) grounded in the work of Fountas and Pinnell are advised to contact the Lesley CRRLC for additional information.

Contents

Sessions for F&P Text Level Gradient™: Using Fountas & Pinnell Resources to Match Books to Readers, Grades K-8
  • Factors Related to Text Difficulty
  • Looking at Changes in Difficulty of Texts Across the Gradient
  • Putting Readers and Texts Together: Determining the Supports and Challenges that Texts May Present to Readers

Each session requires approximately one hour to complete, with additional opportunities to read and reflect offline as well as to practice with students.