June 21. 2017

Start Ordering Your Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Resources NOW!



By now, you have heard about the exciting new system coming out this year, Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™. You know what it is, but there might be some questions about when you can start placing your orders. The short answer is: right now! But not all the pieces will be available right away. Here's a breakdown of what you can start purchasing now and when your resources will arrive. 

AVAILABLE NOW!

While the benefits of the whole are inherent in each of the parts, Fountas & Pinnell Classroom was designed to be a COHERENT system. This means that each instructional context works together to play an essential role that contributes in different ways to each student's development as a reader, writer, and language user. Underpinning those instructional contexts is transformative professional learning

Fountas and Pinnell already offer the essential instructional tools, practical books, motivational professional development, and insightful assessment needed for high-impact literacy learning. So while we wait for those NEW beautiful Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ materials to be available, get a jump on elevating your teacher expertise with these professional learning tools:

Instructional Tools:

Professional Learning:
Assessment Tools:
Student Learning Tool:
Digital Resources:

AVAILABLE AUGUST, 2017 (place orders now)

Go to the Heinemann website and place your orders now for the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ resources below. Products will start shipping in August, 2017. Just in time for back to school! 

  • Shared Reading Collection (30 original titles [big books and accompanying small books], 30 Lesson Folders, Collection Guide, access to Online Resources)
  • Guided Reading Collection (100 original titles/grade [6 copies each], 100 Lessons Folders/grade, Collection Guides, access to Online Resources)
  • Interactive Read-Aloud Collection (120 trade titles/grade, 120 Lesson Folders/grade, Collection Guides, access to Online Resources)
  • Shared Reading Collection (65 original titles/grade [big books and accompanying small books], 65 Lesson Folders/grade, Collection Guide, access to Online Resources)
  • Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System for grades K and 1
  • Independent Reading Collection (150 trade titles/grade, 150 conferring cards/grade, access to Online Resources)
  • Guided Reading Collection (100 original titles/grade [6 copies each], 100 Lessons Folders/grade, Collection Guides, access to Online Resources)
  • Interactive Read-Aloud Collection (120 trade titles/grade, 120 Lesson Folders/grade, Collection Guides, access to Online Resources)
  • Shared Reading Collection (30 original titles [big books and accompanying small books], 30 Lesson Folders, Collection Guide, access to Online Resources)
  • Independent Reading Collection (150 trade titles/grade, 150 conferring cards/grade, access to Online Resources)
  • Shared Reading Collection (10 original titles [big books and accompanying small books], 10 Lesson Folders, Collection Guide, access to Online Resources
Start building your classroom community now with the powerful texts and valuable resources that comprise Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ . The Implementation Timeline shows the release schedule of the resources included in each of the eight instructional contexts within this first-of-its-kind system for high-quality classroom-based literacy instruction.

Click HERE to view the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Implementation Timeline that shows the release schedule of all components.
~The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Team

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June 2. 2017

How is Phonics and Word Study Used in Other Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Resources?

This is the second in a series of blogs on teaching phonics with Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™. Last week, we got a first look at the NEW Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System. Check back next week when we take a deeper dive into phonics instruction with Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™.

Some of you may be familiar with Fountas and Pinnell’s 2003 publication, Phonics Lessons. What you may not know is that phonics and word study have been built into many of their other resources as a way to support the idea that phonics instruction is ideally embedded in a rich language and literacy framework. More...

May 23. 2017

Introducing the NEW Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System!


This is the first in a series of blogs on teaching phonics with Fountas & Pinnell. Check back next week when we take a deeper dive into how phonics instruction works in other Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Resources

Say hello to organized, systematic instruction with the new Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System! In August of 2017, Fountas and Pinnell will release an updated, enhanced version of their 2003 resource, Phonics Lessons. See details below to get a closer look. More...
May 17. 2017

This Is Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™

Over the past few months, we have slowly pulled back the curtain on Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™--a first-of-its-kind system for high-quality, classroom-based literacy instruction. There have been blog posts, webinars, and Twitter chats covering every angle of this exciting new system. In case you missed anything, below is a recap. More...

May 4. 2017

RECAP of the 5/4/2017 Twitter Chat with Fountas and Pinnell on Putting Guided Reading into Action with Fountas & Pinnell Classroom

On Thursday, May 4, Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell  hosted a Twitter Chat about Guided Reading in anticipation of their exciting new system, Fountas & Pinnell Classroom, a first-of-its-kind, cohesive system for high-quality classroom-based literacy instruction. People from all over the country chimed in to share their thoughts about this important topic. Followers engaged in a discussion about many different angles of Guided Reading from the tools teachers use to get the most success out of guided reading lesson, to how guided reading propels students toward a literate life. Some favorite tweets included: More...

April 27. 2017

Registration Now Open for Fountas & Pinnell Classroom Summer Institute

Fountas and Pinnell Classroom

The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, is a first-of-its-kind, cohesive system for high-quality classroom-based literacy instruction, and was designed by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell to change the landscape of reading instruction and to ensure the right of every student to lead a literate life. Come and learn from Irene and Gay Su themselves during our four-day institute,  “Create Your Vision: Getting Started With Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (Grades K–2)” in Baltimore, MD, running from July 31 - August 3, 2017.  They’ll share their vision to lift your students’ literacy learning through authentic experiences in reading, thinking, talking, and writing.

April 26. 2017

VIDEO: A Closer Look into Fountas & Pinnell's Guided Reading, Second Edition

Since the 1996 release of their wildly successful book, Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children, Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell have done extensive work in schools all over the country and had many interactions with teachers from all over the world. From these collaborations, a conversation about responsive teaching was sparked. And twenty years after their first publication, their new book, Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, Second Edition, was born.


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