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One-Day Workshop:
The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition: A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and Teaching

Presented by Fountas & Pinnell Consultants

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Workshop developed by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell and presented by Fountas and Pinnell-trained Consultants

In this one day workshop, you'll explore the eight continua which comprise The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition: A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and Teaching. These eight continua are:

  • Interactive Read-Aloud and Literature Discussion
  • Shared and Performance Reading
  • Writing About Reading
  • Writing
  • Oral and Visual Communication
  • Technological Communication
  • Phonics Spelling and Word Study
  • Guided Reading

The Literacy Continuum describes text characteristics and behavioral goals for prekindergarten through eighth grade in each of the continua. This professional learning opportunity provides an introduction in how to use The Literacy Continuum to plan for whole class, small group and individual instruction. During this workshop, you will also learn how to use The Literacy Continuum as a bridge to connect assessment to instruction.

As a part of this workshop, you'll delve into how to use The Literacy Continuum to construct a common vision for student achievement that effectively and efficiently engages all students in the robust, authentic, and meaningful literacy learning very child deserves.

You'll also examine The Literacy Continuum for ways to look for specific evidence of learning from prekindergarten through eighth grade across all instructional contexts. You'll learn how each instructional context contributes substantially, in different but complementary ways, to students' development of the literacy process.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the eight continua included in The Literacy Continuum
  • Explore the behaviors and understandings to observe, teach for, and support in getting students to think within, beyond, and about text and how these understandings shift over time
  • Learn how to use The Literacy Continuum to help choose appropriate texts for readers across grades and instructional contexts through text analysis and understanding of text characteristics

Who Should Attend?

Classroom teachers of grades PreK-8, literacy coaches, reading and language arts specialists, curriculum coordinators and administrators.


8:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M.


The cost of this workshop is $249.00 per person. If you register 3 or more participants at the same time the cost is $239.00 per person.

In addition to the workshop tuition, this fee includes a copy of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition, a continental breakfast, a handout from the presenter prepared specifically for this workshop, and a personalized certificate of attendance.

Early Discount Deadline Extended!

Registrations must be received by September 25, 2018 to qualify for the early bird rate of $209 per person.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

10/02/2018 - Indianapolis, IN
10/11/2018 - Baldwin Park, CA

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