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

Presented by Fountas & Pinnell Consultants

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A virtual workshop developed by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell and presented by Fountas and Pinnell-endorsed consultants

In this virtual one-day workshop, you'll explore the eight continua that 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

During this virtual workshop, you'll explore The Literacy Continuum as a powerful link that connects assessment to instruction. There has never been a more comprehensive resource available to teachers that does what The Literacy Continuum does—provide specific behaviors and understandings that are required at each grade level for each continua. These behaviors and understandings describe what students will be expected to do in order to effectively read, write, and understand texts.

As a part of this virtual 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

Participants will:

  • 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.


Each workshop will run from 8:30am-3:30pm; please make note of the time zone! Log in at least 15 minutes early to give yourself time to get set up.


The cost of this workshop is $245.00 per person and includes workshop tuition; a copy of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition (a $75 value!), which will be mailed to you before your virtual workshop date; a printable handout from the presenter prepared specifically for this workshop; a personalized certificate of attendance; and 30-day access to the screencast recording, which will be hosted in our secure platform.

Your Privacy

Heinemann Workshops will record this virtual event, including breakout sessions where your camera and microphone may be turned on. This recording will only be shared with you and your fellow workshop attendees for 30 days. Your recorded image and audio will not be used in any other way.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

11/04/2020 - Central Time (CT) - Virtual Workshop, Online
11/17/2020 - Eastern Time (ET) - Virtual Workshop, Online
12/02/2020 - Pacific Time (PT) - Virtual Workshop, Online
12/10/2020 - Alaska Time (AKT) - Virtual Workshop, Online

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