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Phonics, Spelling & Word Study (Grades 4-6): 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-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 must have one of the grade-levels of the Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System (Grade 4, Grade 5, or Grade 6) and are strongly encouraged to have the Fountas & Pinnell Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide 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