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Multi-Day Institute:
Create a Coherent Vision for Literacy Learning: An Introduction to Fountas & Pinnell Classroom (FPC) PreK-6

Presented by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

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FPC PreK-6

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is a first-of-its-kind, cohesive system for high-quality classroom-based literacy instruction for grades PreK-6. This new system, developed by master educators and best-selling authors Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, is designed to change the landscape of reading instruction and to ensure the right of every student to lead a literate life.

Agenda*: May 6–9, 2019

In this interactive four-day institute, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell will present their vision to lift students' literacy learning through authentic experiences in reading, thinking, talking, and writing.

  • Whole-class instruction will be presented through the instructional contexts of Interactive Read-Aloud, Reading Minilessons, Shared Reading, and Phonics/Spelling/Word Study lessons.
  • Small-group instruction will be presented through the contexts of Guided Reading and Book Clubs.
  • Individual instruction will be presented through the context of Independent Reading and Conferring, and Writing About Reading.

Note to Administrators: During the institute, administrators will have the opportunity to meet with Irene and Gay Su during a special two-hour session, and will be invited to sign up for this session with the authors in advance.

Participants will:

  • develop an understanding of the values and vision that underpin Fountas & Pinnell Classroom
  • develop an understanding of what reading proficiency looks like
  • explore how readers integrate systems of strategic actions as they process text and think within, beyond, and about texts
  • explore how to observe students and identify teaching goals through the use of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum
  • develop an understanding of the need for and strength of whole-class, small-group, and individualized instruction
  • explore the various texts that comprise Fountas & Pinnell Classroom
  • explore the instructional components that comprise Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™: Interactive Read-Aloud, Guided Reading, Shared Reading, Independent Reading, Book Clubs, Reading Minilessons, and Phonics/Spelling/Word Study
  • begin to develop a plan for the school/district to implement Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, and identify priority classroom goals for the start of the new school year.

* Agenda subject to change.

Who Should Attend?

Successful implementation of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ depends on strong leadership at the district and school level as well as knowledgeable teachers within the classroom. With this in mind, we strongly recommend your school or district send a team to this institute.

The team could include:

  • School and district level administrators
  • Classroom teachers
  • Literacy teachers, Title 1 teachers, Reading Specialists
  • Literacy coaches and staff development personnel who support classroom teachers.

All individual educators and teams that are interested in learning more about Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ are encouraged to attend. This Multi-Day Institute is an excellent opportunity to explore the components that comprise Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™.

Pricing Information

The fee for this institute is $1350 per person and includes the following:

  • a handout collection designed specifically for this institute
  • three professional books: The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition; The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Quick Guide; and The Fountas & Pinnell Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide
  • breakfast each day, and lunch on each full day
  • a personalized certificate of attendance with a value of 1.7 CEU credits or 17.5 class participation hours.

A regular group rate of $1200 per person is available if you register three or more people at the same time.

The earlier you register, the more you save!

Early Discount Deadline Extended!

Register by March 26, 2019 and save!

  • Individual............................................$1250
  • Groups of three or more..................$1100

Upcoming Dates & Locations

05/06/2019-05/09/2019 - Atlanta, GA

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Availability: Available When: 05/06/2019 - 05/09/2019 Where:
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
256 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
Special Room Rates:
Single: $197.00
Double: $197.00
(You must mention you are attending a Heinemann event.)
Reservation Phone: +1(404)521-0000
Reservations must be made by 04/22/2019.
Click here to place your reservation online.
Closest Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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