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Reading Minilessons (Grades K-3): A Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Webinar Series

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Reading minilessons are short, concise, purposeful lessons with a practical application in a specific area of literacy. There are four types of minilessons: Management, Literary Analysis, Strategies & Skills, and Writing About Reading. Throughout this interactive series, Fountas and Pinnell-trained consultant Chrisie Moritz will explore each type of minilesson, how they connect to The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, and how the minilessons use texts from interactive read-aloud as mentor texts.

During this series, participants will:

  • consider the values and characteristics of reading minilessons
  • become familiar with The Reading Minilessons Book
  • develop an understanding of reading as a complex process
  • develop an understanding of the systems of strategic actions that support effective thinking within, beyond, and about texts
  • understand the structure of umbrellas and minilessons
  • explore the different types of minilessons: Management, Literary Analysis, Strategies & Skills, and Writing About Reading
  • understand how to assess and plan reading minilessons.


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 is an author, 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 are strongly encouraged to have The Reading Minilessons Book 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

08/01/2019-12/31/2025 - Recorded Webinar

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Availability: Available When: 08/01/2019 - 12/31/2025* Where: Online

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