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 20. 2017

Teacher Tip: Use Games to Help Struggling Readers

Children need explicit teaching, prompting, and reinforcing during reading in order to learn how words work. Adding the engaging activity of a game can help struggling readers practice searching for the visual features of words and develop automaticity in word solving.

Here are some guidelines for using games as part of your instruction:

  • Have children play games with words that are known or that they can very easily solve. The idea is to develop automatic rapid recognition.
  • Be sure that the materials (word cards, for example) used in the game are very clear, standardized print so that children can recognize word features easily.
  • Play a game after directly teaching children how to play it.
  • Make sure that there is a cooperative spirit among the players (it’s only a game).
Some examples of word games you might recognize include:
  • Snap!
  • Concentration
  • Word Ladders
  • Lotto
  • Follow the Path

To learn more about games to play with struggling readers, see When Readers Struggle by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell.

From When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Copyright (c) 2009 by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Published by Heinemann.