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Integrating Reading Minilessons Across Literacy Contexts

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Date and Time

Four, 75-minute webinar sessions from 4:00pm to 5:15pm Eastern Time (ET).

  • Monday, August 9, 2021
  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021
  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021
  • Thursday, August 12, 2021

Please note that this webinar series is scheduled for Eastern Time (ET). If you are in a different time zone, please plan your schedule accordingly.


Reading minilessons form the "glue" that connects literacy learning across the day, makes it explicit, and turns learning over to students to apply independently. The Reading Minilessons Book (Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™) serves as a guide to a meaningful, systematic approach to joyful literacy learning across multiple instruction contexts. This four-part webinar series will help teachers develop the ability to choose and teach appropriate minilessons based on their observations of student reading behaviors. Participants will learn about four types of minilessons and explore how umbrellas and minilessons are organized across the year.

Learning Objectives

During this webinar series, participants will:

  • Explore the role of reading minilessons in literacy learning
  • Explore how umbrellas and minilessons are organized
  • Explore four types of minilessons: Management, Literary Analysis, Strategies and Skills, and Writing About Reading
  • Explore how to plan for reading minilessons
  • Explore how observation and assessment inform teacher decision making around minilessons
  • Explore reading minilessons within a multitext approach to literacy learning across multiple instructional contexts
  • Explore reading as a complex process.

About the Presenter

Laura Ouimette is a Fountas and Pinnell-endorsed consultant. She is a Reading Specialist in Dallas, Texas where she teaches, facilitates professional development sessions, and coaches other educators. She holds a master's degree in Reading Education from Texas Woman's University. She presents at conferences and consults with school districts across the country on various topics related to literacy instruction. Laura has taught kindergarten through fourth grade in Title I schools, international schools, and private schools.

Who Should Participate

Classroom teachers of grades K-6, literacy coaches, reading and language arts specialists, curriculum coordinators, and administrators.

Special 2021 Tuition Fee

The cost of this four-part webinar series is $125.00 per person. Tuition also includes access to the webinar series recording for 60 days.

Related Book

Webinar participants are strongly recommended to have a copy of their grade-level Reading Minilessons Book (Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™), to fully participate in this webinar series.


Registrants will receive multiple emails from Heinemann, including enrollment confirmation, which also serves as your tuition receipt and contains some basic instructions. If you have not received your confirmation email within 48 hours of your registration, please contact us at or 800-541-2086, ext. 1151. Approximately two days prior to the event date you will receive an email with the PD event's Zoom link and log-in instructions.

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Upcoming Dates & Locations

08/09/2021-08/12/2021 - Starts August 9, 2021- 4:00-5:15pm EST

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Availability: Available When: 08/09/2021 - 08/12/2021* Where: Online

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