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LLI Continuum of Behaviors and Understandings Instructional Tools | PDF | 327 KB  Free 03/01/2017

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LLI Continuum of Behaviors and Understandings

The following scope and sequence charts provide an overview of behaviors and understandings to notice, teach, and support as children progress through Levels A through N. Each set of charts shows the progression of behaviors and understandings within one aspect of instruction. The four aspects are Thinking within the Text, Thinking beyond the Text, Thinking about the Text, and Letter/Word Work. Thinking within the Text includes searching for and using information, solving words, monitoring and correcting, maintaining fluency, summarizing, and adjusting. Thinking beyond the Text includes predicting, making connections, synthesizing, and inferring. Thinking about the Text includes analyzing and critiquing. Letter/Word Work builds letter-sound knowledge, high-frequency word recognition, and word solving skills. LLI carefully supports children in developing increasingly sophisticated behaviors and understandings in each of these four areas as they progress through the books and lessons at each level. 

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LLI Continuum of Behaviors and Understandings

The following scope and sequence charts provide an overview of behaviors and understandings to notice, teach, and support as children progress through Levels A through N. Each set of charts shows the progression of behaviors and understandings within one aspect of instruction. The four aspects are Thinking within the Text, Thinking beyond the Text, Thinking about the Text, and Letter/Word Work. Thinking within the Text includes searching for and using information, solving words, monitoring and correcting, maintaining fluency, summarizing, and adjusting. Thinking beyond the Text includes predicting, making connections, synthesizing, and inferring. Thinking about the Text includes analyzing and critiquing. Letter/Word Work builds letter-sound knowledge, high-frequency word recognition, and word solving skills. LLI carefully supports children in developing increasingly sophisticated behaviors and understandings in each of these four areas as they progress through the books and lessons at each level. 

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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition Digital Sampler Samplers | Link | 1.83 MB  Members Only 11/02/2016

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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition Digital Sampler

Download this sampler to rediscover Fountas & Pinnell’s classic resource in a NEW Expanded Edition.

Learn how the Literacy Continuum is more in-depth, more intuitive, and more essential than ever.

  • REDISCOVER the indispensable tool for targeted teaching
  • RECOGNIZE  detailed evidence of literacy learning
  • REINFORCE proficient literacy behaviors
  • REORGANIZED and REDESIGNED

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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition Digital Sampler

Download this sampler to rediscover Fountas & Pinnell’s classic resource in a NEW Expanded Edition.

Learn how the Literacy Continuum is more in-depth, more intuitive, and more essential than ever.

  • REDISCOVER the indispensable tool for targeted teaching
  • RECOGNIZE  detailed evidence of literacy learning
  • REINFORCE proficient literacy behaviors
  • REORGANIZED and REDESIGNED

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Webinar: A Deeper Dive into The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition Promotional Materials, Videos | Link | 62:40  Members Only 10/20/2016

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Webinar: A Deeper Dive into The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition

This webinar, hosted by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, will take you on a deeper exploration of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum. Learn how the Continuum is your roadmap for literacy acquisition in children over time.

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Webinar: A Deeper Dive into The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition

This webinar, hosted by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, will take you on a deeper exploration of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum. Learn how the Continuum is your roadmap for literacy acquisition in children over time.

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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Digital Edition (eBook) Sample Chapter Promotional Materials, Samplers | Link | 2.40 MB  Members Only 10/07/2016

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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Digital Edition (eBook) Sample Chapter

This digital edition is designed to duplicate the layout and pagination of the print edition, allowing you to easily switch back and forth between the print and digital versions using the same page references.

This sample includes:

  • Cover
  • Table of Contents
  • How to Use The Continuum, Digital Edition
  • Introduction
  • Interactive Read-Aloud and Literature Discussion
    • Introduction
    • PreK Selecting Texts and Goals

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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Digital Edition (eBook) Sample Chapter

This digital edition is designed to duplicate the layout and pagination of the print edition, allowing you to easily switch back and forth between the print and digital versions using the same page references.

This sample includes:

  • Cover
  • Table of Contents
  • How to Use The Continuum, Digital Edition
  • Introduction
  • Interactive Read-Aloud and Literature Discussion
    • Introduction
    • PreK Selecting Texts and Goals

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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition Sample Chapter Samplers | Link | <1 MB  Members Only 09/13/2016

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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition Sample Chapter

More in-depth, more intuitive, and more essential than ever—The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition enables teachers to construct a common vision for student achievement that effectively and efficiently engages all students in the robust, authentic and meaningful literacy learning every child deserves.

This sample includes:

  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction

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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition Sample Chapter

More in-depth, more intuitive, and more essential than ever—The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition enables teachers to construct a common vision for student achievement that effectively and efficiently engages all students in the robust, authentic and meaningful literacy learning every child deserves.

This sample includes:

  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction

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Ways to Use The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition Instructional Tools | PDF | 57 KB  Members Only 08/31/2016

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Ways to Use The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition

This graphic shows different ways educators can use The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition. The Literacy Continuum is educators’ essential tool for thinking together about literacy development. Examining and using The Literacy Continuum together, you and your colleagues can discuss common goals and expectations for student achievement and all students can benefit from coherent, efficient, and responsive instruction. 

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Ways to Use The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition

This graphic shows different ways educators can use The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition. The Literacy Continuum is educators’ essential tool for thinking together about literacy development. Examining and using The Literacy Continuum together, you and your colleagues can discuss common goals and expectations for student achievement and all students can benefit from coherent, efficient, and responsive instruction. 

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Factors Related to Text Difficulty - Chart Instructional Tools | PDF | 106 KB  Members Only 08/22/2016

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Factors Related to Text Difficulty - Chart

This document defines the ten text characteristics from The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, which are the main factors related to text difficulty. Studying the text characteristics of books at a given level will provide a good inventory of the challenges readers will meet across that level. These ten text factors are important to consider when selecting texts for any kind of reading instruction. 

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Factors Related to Text Difficulty - Chart

This document defines the ten text characteristics from The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, which are the main factors related to text difficulty. Studying the text characteristics of books at a given level will provide a good inventory of the challenges readers will meet across that level. These ten text factors are important to consider when selecting texts for any kind of reading instruction. 

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Continuum PreK-8 Study Guide Study Guides | Link | 912 KB  Members Only 08/16/2016

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Continuum PreK-8 Study Guide

This guide outlines a professional development plan for understanding and using The Continuum of Literacy Learning, PreK-8: A Guide to Teaching. The guide may be used by school-based staff developers with teachers, but can also be used by a study group of colleagues, by literacy coaches, or by district staff. Of course, the guide also may be used by teachers wishing to familiarize themselves with The Contiuum of Literacy Learning as they plan for teaching and assessing learning.

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Continuum PreK-8 Study Guide

This guide outlines a professional development plan for understanding and using The Continuum of Literacy Learning, PreK-8: A Guide to Teaching. The guide may be used by school-based staff developers with teachers, but can also be used by a study group of colleagues, by literacy coaches, or by district staff. Of course, the guide also may be used by teachers wishing to familiarize themselves with The Contiuum of Literacy Learning as they plan for teaching and assessing learning.

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Evolution of an LLI Book: Baby Pictures (from manuscript to book) Promotional Materials | PDF | 3 MB  Free 08/16/2016

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Evolution of an LLI Book: Baby Pictures (from manuscript to book)

Books like Baby Pictures were created exclusively for Leveled Literacy Intervention. These original, high-quality books were created by a team of talented authors and illustrators under the direction of Fountas and Pinnell. All books have been precisely leveled according to the F&P Text Level Gradient™. The development and leveling of these books has been expertly completed and cross-checked by a team of experienced educators. Great care was taken to ensure each book conforms to the characteristics of texts at a particular level as described in The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum.  These pages show some of the stages in the development of Baby Pictures, written by Emma Rose Benman and illustrated by Susan Lawson.

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Evolution of an LLI Book: Baby Pictures (from manuscript to book)

Books like Baby Pictures were created exclusively for Leveled Literacy Intervention. These original, high-quality books were created by a team of talented authors and illustrators under the direction of Fountas and Pinnell. All books have been precisely leveled according to the F&P Text Level Gradient™. The development and leveling of these books has been expertly completed and cross-checked by a team of experienced educators. Great care was taken to ensure each book conforms to the characteristics of texts at a particular level as described in The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum.  These pages show some of the stages in the development of Baby Pictures, written by Emma Rose Benman and illustrated by Susan Lawson.

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Literacy Beginnings Sample Chapter Samplers | Link | 726 KB  Members Only 08/16/2016

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Literacy Beginnings Sample Chapter

Literacy Beginnings is an amazing, comprehensive resource that helps PreK–K teachers support young literacy learners. It provides teaching ideas based in play, oral language, and inquiry as well as numerous other tools and resources for great first teaching. It even includes the Continuum of Literacy Learning, PreK that helps you know where children are developmentally and where you can help them go next.

Please enjoy our sample from Literacy Beginnings. It includes:

  • Chapter 1—Growing Up Literate: Prekindergartens for the Future Generation
  • An introduction to the PreK continuum and selections from it
  • Ideas for teaching nursery rhymes, poetry, and songs
  • A sample text set
  • An inquiry project
  • An interactive writing lesson.

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Literacy Beginnings Sample Chapter

Literacy Beginnings is an amazing, comprehensive resource that helps PreK–K teachers support young literacy learners. It provides teaching ideas based in play, oral language, and inquiry as well as numerous other tools and resources for great first teaching. It even includes the Continuum of Literacy Learning, PreK that helps you know where children are developmentally and where you can help them go next.

Please enjoy our sample from Literacy Beginnings. It includes:

  • Chapter 1—Growing Up Literate: Prekindergartens for the Future Generation
  • An introduction to the PreK continuum and selections from it
  • Ideas for teaching nursery rhymes, poetry, and songs
  • A sample text set
  • An inquiry project
  • An interactive writing lesson.

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