September 8. 2016

Daily Lit Bit - 09/08/2016

Responsive teaching are those moment-to-moment decisions that teachers make as they observe and analyze their students’ behaviors.

(Excerpted from Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, Second Edition. © 2017 by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.)

September 7. 2016

Daily Lit Bit - 09/07/2016

Learning does not automatically happen; most students need expert teaching to develop high levels of reading and writing expertise.

(Excerpted from The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum. © 2017 by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.)

September 5. 2016

Daily Lit Bit - 09/05/2016

Materials themselves will help teachers grow professionally, but alongside that teachers need good professional development. Professional development makes the work come alive.

September 2. 2016

Daily Lit Bit - 09/02/2016

No matter how well you plan and structure learning tasks, it’s the one-on-one interactions that inform the power and effectiveness in your teaching.

(Excerpted from Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, Second Edition. © 2017 by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.)

September 1. 2016

What’s New in Guided Reading, Second Edition? It’s not a revision…it has been re-envisioned.


You’ve had your trusty white-covered copy of Guided Reading on your shelf for years. Its frayed edges and bent pages from constant referencing have made it difficult to jam in between other books. You’ve even written your name in black marker across the cover to deter potential thievery. It’s a familiar friend. And now there’s a new edition?! What?! Don’t panic. Your friend is still as inspiring as ever. This is not a revision to a classic text, but rather… it has been RE-envisioned. More...


September 1. 2016

Daily Lit Bit - 09/01/2016

It is the observation and analysis of the students’ reading behaviors that informs your next teaching moves.

(Excerpted from Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, Second Edition. © 2017 by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.)