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The F&P Text Level Gradient™—Revision to Recommended Grade-Level Goals White Papers | PDF | 252 KB  Free 05/22/2017

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The F&P Text Level Gradient™—Revision to Recommended Grade-Level Goals

This paper lays out the rationale behind our recent decision to make minor adjustments to the recommended grade-level goals on the F&P Text Level Gradient™. We have given this change a great deal of thought and feel that although these changes are relatively minor, they are necessary to reflect and support current reviews of achievement data, our classroom observations of children, conversations with teachers and current trends in early literacy education.

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The F&P Text Level Gradient™—Revision to Recommended Grade-Level Goals

This paper lays out the rationale behind our recent decision to make minor adjustments to the recommended grade-level goals on the F&P Text Level Gradient™. We have given this change a great deal of thought and feel that although these changes are relatively minor, they are necessary to reflect and support current reviews of achievement data, our classroom observations of children, conversations with teachers and current trends in early literacy education.

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The Fountas and Pinnell Story White Papers | PDF | 351 KB  Free 10/17/2016

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The Fountas and Pinnell Story

This is the story of how Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell started their journey into the world of teaching literacy. From their early work together in the early 1990s in Reading Recovery(R), through their development of the F&P Text Level Gradient, to now, Fountas and Pinnell have become the preeminent voices in literacy education. 

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The Fountas and Pinnell Story

This is the story of how Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell started their journey into the world of teaching literacy. From their early work together in the early 1990s in Reading Recovery(R), through their development of the F&P Text Level Gradient, to now, Fountas and Pinnell have become the preeminent voices in literacy education. 

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Fountas & Pinnell 10 Core Values White Papers | PDF | 193 KB  Free 08/22/2016

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Fountas & Pinnell 10 Core Values

Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ is underpinned by 10 Core Values for articulating a shared vision of literacy education. Together, these Core Values reflect a transformative vision of what literacy education could be, ensuring the right of every student to lead a literate life.

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Fountas & Pinnell 10 Core Values

Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ is underpinned by 10 Core Values for articulating a shared vision of literacy education. Together, these Core Values reflect a transformative vision of what literacy education could be, ensuring the right of every student to lead a literate life.

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Guided Reading: The Romance and the Reality White Papers | PDF | 5 MB  Members Only 08/16/2016

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Guided Reading: The Romance and the Reality

In this article, published in The Reading Teacher Vol. 66 Issue 4 Dec 2012 / Jan 2013, Fountas and Pinnell examine the growth and impact of guided reading, small group teaching for differentiated instruction in reading that was inspired by their early publications. Guided reading has shifted the lens in the teaching of reading to a focus on a deeper understanding of how readers build effective processing systems over time and an examination of the critical role of texts and expert teaching in the process. The exciting romance with guided reading is well underway, and the reality is that continuous professional learning is needed to ensure that this instructional approach is powerful.

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Guided Reading: The Romance and the Reality

In this article, published in The Reading Teacher Vol. 66 Issue 4 Dec 2012 / Jan 2013, Fountas and Pinnell examine the growth and impact of guided reading, small group teaching for differentiated instruction in reading that was inspired by their early publications. Guided reading has shifted the lens in the teaching of reading to a focus on a deeper understanding of how readers build effective processing systems over time and an examination of the critical role of texts and expert teaching in the process. The exciting romance with guided reading is well underway, and the reality is that continuous professional learning is needed to ensure that this instructional approach is powerful.

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The Critical Role of Text Complexity in Teaching Children to Read White Papers | PDF | 234 KB  Members Only 08/16/2016

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The Critical Role of Text Complexity in Teaching Children to Read

n this downloadable white paper by Fountas and Pinnell they examine several factors that, according to research, make a difference in students' literacy learning. Each factor is highly related to the selection and use of texts in classrooms, including books for whole-group instruction, small-group instruction, and individual teaching.

Recently text complexity has gained more attention. The importance of text complexity, along with the suggestion to employ "close reading," has been recognized in the Common Core State Standards (2010) and in numerous, often conflicting, interpretations. Fountas and Pinnell believe that students should have numerous opportunities to engage with complex, grade-appropriate fiction and nonfiction texts in both whole-class and small-group settings and that students need to comprehend these texts in a deep way.

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The Critical Role of Text Complexity in Teaching Children to Read

n this downloadable white paper by Fountas and Pinnell they examine several factors that, according to research, make a difference in students' literacy learning. Each factor is highly related to the selection and use of texts in classrooms, including books for whole-group instruction, small-group instruction, and individual teaching.

Recently text complexity has gained more attention. The importance of text complexity, along with the suggestion to employ "close reading," has been recognized in the Common Core State Standards (2010) and in numerous, often conflicting, interpretations. Fountas and Pinnell believe that students should have numerous opportunities to engage with complex, grade-appropriate fiction and nonfiction texts in both whole-class and small-group settings and that students need to comprehend these texts in a deep way.

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