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

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

Date and Time Options:

The Workshop on December 2nd is sold out. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please email

One full-day workshop from 9:30am to 4:30pm Eastern Time (ET).

  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022

One full-day workshop from 10:30am to 5:30pm Eastern Time (ET).

  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Please note that these virtual full-day workshops are scheduled for Eastern Time (ET). If you are in a different time zone, please plan your schedule accordingly.


In this 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 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—provides 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 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 every 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.


The cost of this virtual full-day workshop is $160.00 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 recording of the workshop.


Registrants will receive multiple emails from Heinemann, including enrollment confirmation, which also serves as your tuition receipt and contains some basic instructions. If you have not received your confirmation email within 48 hours of your registration, please contact us at or 800-541-2086, ext. 1151. Approximately two days prior to the event date you will receive an email with the PD event's Zoom link and log-in instructions.

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Note: We encourage group participation; however, we require that each person be registered and provide a unique email address.

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Upcoming Dates & Locations

12/02/2021 - 10:30am-5:30pm ET, Online
01/25/2022 - 9:30am-4:30pm ET, Online
02/23/2022 - 10:30am-5:30pm ET, Online

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