Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) is a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades PreK–6. The System is designed to support whole-group, small-group and independent learning opportunities including: interactive read-aloud, reading minilessons, writing minilessons, shared reading, phonics/spelling/word study lessons, guided reading, book clubs, and independent reading collections.
Joyful Writing in PreK contains 125 lessons (100 writing minilessons + 25 interactive writing lessons) that spark creativity, imagination, and learning. Writing minilessons are brief, focused, explicit lessons that help children understand and expand on the characteristics of effective writing and nurture their ability to write with purpose, imagination and voice. Each minilesson engages children in inquiry that leads to the discovery of a general principle from The Literacy Continuum.
The Artful Read-Aloud is a user-friendly guide that builds a bridge between the artistic world and the classroom. Rebecca Bellingham draws on her experience as a performer, teaching artist, classroom teacher, and literacy coach to make explicit connections between the arts and reading aloud, providing dozens of easy moves teachers can make that can enhance, elevate, and deepen the impact of interactive read-alouds.
The grade-level Resource Packs (2 boxes per grade: Part 1 and Part 2) support the Units of Study in Phonics. Each resource pack contains a variety of full-color, illustrated, posters; charts; picture, photo, word, and letter cards; copies of poems and songs; assessment materials; and much more.
Second grade is a year of immense growth. Over the course of the year, second graders go from reading early chapter books like Fly Guy to longer, more complicated books like Magic Treehouse. It’s the year that most kids get hooked on a series, fall in love with characters, and follow them on all sorts of adventures. In writing, they start the year with four or five sentences per page and end the year with ten or twelve sentences filling up a multi-page booklet. Second-grade phonics is about closing the gap between what kids can read and what they can write conventionally.
What are young children learning as they engage with literacy instruction at school?
An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement, Fourth Edition provides teachers and school systems with essential information about assessing young children’s progress in literacy learning. It has been updated to better address phonemic awareness. It also supports more accurate progress monitoring for the literacy learning of 5-to-7-year-olds.