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Interactive Read-Aloud (Grades 4-6): A Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Webinar Series

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Interactive read-aloud promotes the joy of reading, expands children's vocabulary, and increases their ability to think, talk, and write about texts that fully engage their interest. Participants in this four-part series will learn more about the values of this powerful instructional context, how to use The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum to observe children for evidence of their reading behaviors, and how to use the Fountas & Pinnell ClassroomInteractive Read-Aloud Collection to engage children's thinking through high-quality texts.

During this series, participants will:

  • consider the values of interactive read-aloud
  • develop an understanding of reading as a complex process
  • use The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum as a tool for observing students, identifying teaching goals, and developing an understanding of the characteristics of texts
  • reflect on the teacher's and students' roles before, during, and after reading
  • explore how to select and sequence texts around a connecting idea, central theme, or study of a particular author, illustrator, or genre
  • learn how to plan for meaningful conversations that use talk as a tool to expand thinking about texts
  • become familiar with the Fountas & Pinnell ClassroomInteractive Read-Aloud Collection resources.


Chrisie Moritz is a Fountas and Pinnell-endorsed 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 four-part webinar series is $159.00 per person. Tuition includes access to the recorded webinar series for 30 days, which begins on the date you receive the link. Please note, access cannot be extended past 30 days.


Webinar participants are strongly encouraged to have The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition, 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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Note: We encourage group participation; however, we require that each person be registered and provide a unique email address.

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