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Shared Reading (Grades PreK-3): A Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Webinar Series

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Shared reading provides successful, enjoyable, social experiences around texts that build community in the classroom. It offers the opportunity to nurture students' abilities to construct meaning in a supported context and learn critical concepts of how texts work. Throughout this interactive series, Fountas and Pinnell-trained consultant Chrisie Moritz will explore ways to use shared reading to build community amongst students as well as help students build an early reading process and develop a strong foundation of letters, sounds, and words.

During this series, participants will:

  • consider the values of shared reading
  • develop an understanding of reading as a complex process
  • use The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum and the Fountas & Pinnell Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide as tools for observing students, identifying teaching goals, and developing an understanding of the characteristics of texts
  • learn the components of a shared reading lesson
  • develop an understanding of how teaching in shared reading can “lead” guided reading forward
  • consider changes over time in implementing shared reading
  • become familiar with the Fountas & Pinnell ClassroomShared Reading Collection resources.


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 are strongly encouraged to have Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition, and 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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