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Seminar ImageUsing Running Records to Inform Reading Instruction


Developed by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell
Based on their PD resource, The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition: A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and Teaching, PreK-8
Recommended Grade Level: Grades K-6

This interactive seminar is designed to provide educators with information and practice in analyzing reading or running records to inform their daily instruction. Participants will identify a student to do a case study with and practice strategies taught during the seminar. Participants will practice planning for comprehension conversations with students to assess understanding of a text read. Participants will then use the data they have collected with their case study student to identify goals for teaching using The Literacy Continuum. Once goals have been identified, participants will use The Prompting Guides to identify specific language to teach, prompt, or reinforce student reading behaviors.

Seminar Goals

Participants will learn how to:

  • Analyze and interpret the data you gather from reading or running records.
  • Plan for conversations to assess comprehension.
  • Make data-driven decisions about text selection, teaching goals, and intentional language to promote proficient reading.

Participant Resources Required at Seminar

  • Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, 2nd edition, Fountas & Pinnell (2017)
  • The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: Expanded Edition, Fountas & Pinnell (2017)
  • Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guides: Part 1 and 2, Fountas & Pinnell (2017)

Time Requirement

Three sessions: each session two hours, for a total of six hours.

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


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