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Interactive Read-Aloud: Fountas and Pinnell Classroom


Developed by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell
Based on their PD resource, Fountas & Pinnell Classroom Interactive Read-Aloud Collection, Grade 1
Recommended Grade Level: Grades K-2

Interactive read-aloud is the foundation for instruction within a literacy rich classroom. 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 seminar will learn more about the values of this powerful instructional context. They will learn how to use The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum to observe children for evidence of their reading behaviors, and how to use the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Interactive Read-Aloud Collection Guide to engage children's thinking through high-quality texts.

Course Goals

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 within, beyond, and about texts
  • Become familiar with the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Interactive Read-Aloud Collection of books, text set overview cards, and lessons.

Resources Needed

  • The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum
  • Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Interactive Read-Aloud Collection Guide
  • Books, overview cards and lessons from Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Interactive Read-Aloud Collection

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


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