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Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study (Grades K-2): A Fountas & Pinnell Classroom Webinar Series

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Explicit instruction in phonics, spelling, and word study is needed to help students attend to, learn about, and efficiently use sounds, letters, and words. This four-part webinar series will help teachers understand and work with a continuum of learning about letters, sounds, and words and explore ways to implement the Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling and Word Study System and incorporate word study throughout the various instructional contexts of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™.

During this series, participants will:

  • expand their knowledge of the Nine Areas of Learning for letters, sounds, and words
  • learn how to use lesson structures, routines, and resources to help them plan and implement effective lessons
  • view videos of word study lessons in action
  • build confidence in developing a sequence of explicit lessons that systematically move students toward a flexible and powerful range of strategies
  • become aware of a variety of assessment tasks that can be used as diagnostic and monitoring tools
  • explore ways to support letter, sound, and word learning throughout a comprehensive literacy framework.


Chrisie Moritz is a Fountas and Pinnell-trained consultant. She is a National Board certified literacy coach in Fairfax County, Virginia where she teaches, facilitates professional development sessions, and coaches other educators. She presents at conferences and consults with school districts across the country on various topics related to literacy instruction. Chrisie co-authored the book Powerful Book Introductions: Leading with Meaning to Promote Thinking (2017) with Kathleen Fay and Suzanne Whaley. She has taught at Title I schools in North Carolina and Virginia and served as a Reading Recovery® teacher, Literacy Collaborative District Trainer, and adjunct professor at East Carolina University.

Who should participate?

Classroom teachers, administrators, curriculum coordinators, literacy specialists, and staff developers.


The cost of this Webinar Series is $199.00 per person. If you register a group of three to nine people at the same time there is a discounted rate of $189.00 per person. When signing up ten or more participants at one time, please call in advance for large group discount pricing. This includes a certificate of attendance for .5 CEU credits equivalent to 5 class participation hours. Tuition includes access to the recorded webinar sessions for 30 days from the date of purchase.


Webinar participants must have one of the grade-levels of the Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System (Grade K or Grade 1), and are strongly encouraged to have the Fountas & Pinnell Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide to fully participate in this webinar series.


Within one business day of enrolling in this Webinar Series participants will receive a confirmation email from Heinemann. The email will serve as your receipt for the webinar and will include a link to the recorded webinar series.

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Note: We encourage group participation; however, we require that each person be registered. For group pricing information please call 800-541-2086, ext. 1100.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

10/19/2017-12/31/2025 - Recorded Webinar

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Availability: Available When: 10/19/2017 - 12/31/2025* Where: Online

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