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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-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 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.


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