February 27. 2017
Knowing how students read--the behaviors and understandings that provide evidence of strategic actions--will inform instructional decisions.
February 24. 2017
Learning does not occur in stages but is a continually evolving process.
February 23. 2017
Learners progress in their individual ways, but they ultimately reach the same goal--a complex and flexible literacy processing system.
February 22. 2017
Learning does not automatically happen; most students need expert teaching to develop high levels of reading and writing expertise.
February 10. 2017
When teachers systematically observe the literacy strengths and needs of all students, it can inform instruction and teaching can be powerful and responsive.
January 19. 2017
The Literacy Continuum enables teachers to attend to observable literacy behaviors, not simply the words in the book.
January 18. 2017
Skilled observers note the precise language/literacy behaviors students reveal and understand how it reflects the students' literacy processing system. The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum. © 2017 by Fountas and Pinnell.
January 16. 2017
With observation and strong teaching, students will develop and build their reading power capacity to process and deeply understand new texts. The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum. © 2017 by Fountas and Pinnell.
December 21. 2016
Observation enables teachers to honor the development and range of strengths in students. The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum. © 2017 by Fountas and Pinnell.
December 9. 2016
With assessment, teachers learn what students know. With The Literacy Continuum, teachers know what students need to know next.