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Getting Started Overview: Fountas and Pinnell Classroom Grades PreK-3


Developed by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell
Based on their PD resource, Getting Started Overview: Fountas and Pinnell Classroom Grades PreK-3
Recommended Grade Level: Grades PreK-3

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is a coherent system of literacy education. The system relies on responsive teaching using an inquiry-rich, multi-text approach. Participants in this seminar will explore the books and lessons within each instructional context and explore how observation, assessment and The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum are used to inform teaching decisions and instruction. Participants will explore ways to include all instructional contexts within a daily schedule and create a plan for getting started with each context within Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™.

Course Goals

Participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of the core values of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom
  • Explore reading as a complex process
  • Explore each instructional context: Interactive Read-Aloud, Shared Reading, Phonics/Spelling/Word Study, Reading Minilessons, Guided Reading, Book Clubs, and Independent Reading
  • Explore using The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum as a tool for teaching
  • Explore ways to observe and assess student learning
  • Develop an understanding of how each instruction component fits within a design for responsive literacy learning
  • Explore a plan for a daily literacy schedule and getting started with Fountas & Pinnell Classroom
  • Explore ways to organize a classroom.

For seminar pricing information, please call 800.541.2086, ext. 1402.


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