Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency

Thinking, Talking, and Writing about Reading, K-8

Author: Irene C. Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325003085

Category: Education

Page: 566

View: 2089

A practical guide for teaching comprehension and fluency in the kindergarten through eighth-grade classroom with instruction on reading levels, writing about reading, and interactive read-aloud and literature study; and contains a DVD with over 100 blackline masters, forms, and checklists.

Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6

Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy

Author: Irene C. Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325003108

Category: Education

Page: 648

View: 8976

Describes what is necessary to have a quality literacy program in the upper elementary grades.

Leveled Books (K-8)

Matching Texts to Readers for Effective Teaching

Author: Irene C. Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 3242

Fountas & Pinnell take you through every aspect of leveled books from how to select and use them for different instructional purposes to prototype descriptions for fiction and nonfiction books at each level.

Word Matters

Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom

Author: Irene Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: F&p Professional Books and Mul

ISBN: 9780325099774

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 9248

Fresh new cover, same great content! In 1996, Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas presented Guided Reading, the most comprehensive guided reading resource ever published. Hailed for its practical, systematic approach, the book showed hundreds of thousands of teachers how to address the needs of the whole classroom as well as individual readers. Now, with the publication of Word Matters, Pinnell and Fountas offer K-3 teachers the same unparalleled support, this time focusing on phonics and spelling instruction. Word Matters presents essential information on designing and implementing a high-quality, systematic literacy program to help children learn about letters, sounds, and words. The central goal is to teach children to become "word solvers": readers who can take words apart while reading for meaning, and writers who can construct words while writing to communicate. Where similar books are narrow in focus, Word Matters presents the theoretical underpinnings and practical wherewithal of word study in three contexts: word study that includes systematically planned and applied experiences focusing on the elements of letters and words writing, including how children use phoneme-grapheme relationships, word patterns, and principles to develop spelling ability reading, including teaching children how to solve words with the use of phonics and visual-analysis skills as they read for meaning. Each topic is supported with a variety of practical tools: reproducible sheets for a word study system and for writing workshop; lists of spelling minilessons; and extensive word lists, including frequently used words, antonyms, synonyms, and more. Armed with these tools-and the tried-and-true wisdom of Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas-teachers can help students develop not just the "essential skills," but also a joyful appreciation of their own literacy.

Genre Study

Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books : Grades K-8 +

Author: Irene C. Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325028743

Category: Education

Page: 524

View: 7573

This title is a comprehensive volume that focuses on genre study through inquiry-based learning with an emphasis on reading comprehension and the craft of writing. In exploring genre study, Fountas and Pinnell advocate a way of thinking and learning where students are actively engaged in the thinking process.

Prompting Guide

For Comprehension: Thinking, Talking, and Writing

Author: Irene C. Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325028736

Category: Education

Page: 82

View: 9382

The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 2, for Comprehension: Thinking, Talking, and Writing contains precise language to use when teaching, prompting for, and reinforcing effective strategic actions in reading and writing. Classroom teachers, reading specialists, literacy teachers, and literacy coaches can use the flip chart as a ready reference while working with students in several instructional setting and contexts. Fountas and Pinnell provide language for teaching readers how to focus or expand their thinking through talk and writing before, during, and after reading. The goal is to help students think in three broad ways. 1. Thinking Within the Text Noticing and using the information that is directly stated in the text 2. Thinking Beyond the Text Noticing what is implied, not explicitly stated 3. Thinking About the Text Analyzing the writer's craft and thinking critically about the whole text. The prompts in this flip chart tool are designed to help teachers help teachers demonstrate, prompt for, or reinforce effective reading behaviors related to comprehension including Self-monitoring and Self-correcting Searching for and Using Meaning Summarizing Predicting Inferring Making Connections Synthesizing Analyzing Critiquing

Interactive Writing

How Language and Literacy Come Together, K-2

Author: Andrea McCarrier,Irene Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: F&p Professional Books and Mul

ISBN: 9780325099262

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 3593

Interactive Writing is specifically focused on the early phases of writing, and has special relevance to prekindergarten, kindergarten, grade 1 and 2 teachers.

When Readers Struggle

Teaching That Works

Author: Irene Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: F&p Professional Books and Mul

ISBN: 9780325089676

Category: Education

Page: 592

View: 3350

When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works is a comprehensive resource on struggling readers. It's filled with specific teaching ideas for helping children in kindergarten through Grade 3 who are having difficulty in reading and writing. We want these young students to think and behave like effective readers who not only solve words skillfully but comprehend deeply and read fluently. To achieve our goal, we need to place them in situations in which they can succeed and then provide powerful teaching. Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas offer numerous examples and descriptions of instruction that can help initially struggling readers become strategic readers. When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works focuses on small-group intervention and individual interactions during reading and writing. Pinnell and Fountas also illustrate how to closely observe readers to make the best possible teaching decisions for them as well as how to support struggling readers in whole-class settings. Find immediately usable answers to your questions about struggling readers from educators you trust. Read Pinnell and Fountas's When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works and find teaching that works for struggling readers.

The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum

A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and Teaching Prek-8

Author: Irene Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325060781

Category: Education

Page: 704

View: 1072

Take advantage of our pre-publication price and order now! What can change the landscape of literacy education in every classroom? The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: Expanded Edition! The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: Expanded Edition is the newest edition of the beloved Continuum of Literacy Learning resource by best-selling literacy authors and educators, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. There has never been a more comprehensive resource available to teachers that does what the continuum does - provide specific behaviors and understandings that are required at each level for students to demonstrate thinking within, beyond, and about the text. These behaviors and understandings describe what students will be expected to do in order to effectively read and understand the text. 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. The Literacy Continuum provides a way to look for specific evidence of learning from prekindergarten through grade eight, and across eight instructional contexts. Each instructional context contributes substantially, in different but complementary ways, to students' development of the literacy process. With this indispensable literacy tool, Fountas and Pinnell remind you of The Literacy Continuum's critical role in transforming literacy teaching and learning. (Re)Discover The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition to: elevate your language and literacy expertise develop an understanding of the demands of texts on readers build your understanding of the reading and writing process and how it changes over time hone your observation of students' literacy behaviors teach toward student integration of the Systems of Strategic Actions articulate the literacy curriculum within and across grade levels activate the responsive teaching that meets students where they are and brings them forward with intention and precision build professional learning opportunities with colleagues create a common vision and common language for literacy in your school. Look for these new enhancements inside: Streamlined organization and navigation Expanded behaviors and examples across the continua First appearance of a behavior or goal or text characteristic is indicated by a red square (Behaviors are acquired and then elaborated over time) Clear organization of and explicit links to the Systems of Strategic Actions Four-color design for clarity and focus Also check out our new on-demand mini-course: Thinking and Talking About Books Across the Day.

Voices on word matters

learning about phonics and spelling in the literacy classroom

Author: Irene C. Fountas,Гай Су Пиннелл

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 223

View: 8867

A collection of sixteen articles on phonics and spelling programs, including practical advice on assessment tools, interactive writing and shared reading, and word sorting, as well as discussions of observed individual readers and entire classrooms.

Sing a Song of Poetry

A Teaching Resource for Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Fluency

Author: Gay Su Pinnell,Irene C. Fountas

Publisher: Firsthand

ISBN: 9780325006550

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1742

A Teaching Resource for Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Fluency 250 Poems Reproducibles: one poem per page in large type Suggestions for using poetry in the classroom Learn more about Phonics Lessons by visiting phonicsminilessons.com where you can review the table of contents, download sample lessons, read a passage from the introduction, and watch a lesson walk through! Learn more about firsthand.

The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades 3-8

A Guide to Teaching

Author: Gay Su Pinnell,Irene C. Fountas

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325028798

Category: Education

Page: 247

View: 3036

A combination assessment tool and guide for teaching identifies the literacy goals appropriate to grades three-eight and offers tools to help analyze students' strengths and identify areas needing teaching support.

The Heart and the Bottle

Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698148827

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4649

There is a wonder and magic to childhood. We don’t realize it at the time, of course . . . yet the adults in our lives do. They encourage us to see things in the stars, to find joy in colors and laughter as we play. But what happens when that special someone who encourages such wonder and magic is no longer around? We can hide, we can place our heart in a bottle and grow up . . . or we can find another special someone who understands the magic. And we can encourage them to see things in the stars, find joy among colors and laughter as they play. Oliver Jeffers delivers a remarkable book, a tale of poignancy and resonance reminiscent of The Giving Tree that will speak to the hearts of children and parents alike. Watch a Video

Literacy Beginnings

A Prekindergarten Handbook

Author: Gay Su Pinnell,Irene Fountas

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325099255

Category: Education

Page: 472

View: 5551

Now aligned to the Expanded Edition of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum! Play and language are critical learning tools for the prekindergarten child. Through play and language, they learn about their world and about themselves. Play and language are also the most important tools for early literacy learning. Think of the young child who takes a memo pad and marker around to family members, "taking orders" for dinner. Like all emergent readers and writers, this child makes no distinction between play and literacy-both involve curiosity, excitement, learning, and discovery. In Literacy Beginnings, Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell bring their characteristically rich, comprehensive, and practical insights to the frontier of early literacy. They show you how to tap into young children's curiosity to introduce them to the world of literacy in joyful, engaging ways.

The Continuum of Literacy Learning Teaching Library

Professional Development Teaching Collection: Grades PreK-2

Author: Gay Su Pinnell,Irene C. Fountas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780325028125

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 9012

Use The Continuum of Literacy Learning and The Continuum of Literacy Learning Teaching Library DVD companion series, to deepen your understanding of the continua and how to use them as assessment and planning tools. These videos will hone your ability to observe the behaviors of your own readers and writers, and help sharpen your thinking about how your teaching can match your students' needs as they become more proficient in the use of literacy and language. The User Guide is designed to help you navigate theThe Continuum of Literacy Learning Teaching Library and deepen your understanding of how to use the Continuum as an assessment and planning tool. By following the suggestions for viewing and discussing the video segments you will hone your ability to observe the behaviors of your readers and writers. Specific viewing suggestions for individuals, small groups, and staff developers are identified throughout the User Guide to help customize your learning experience. Armed with The Continuum of Literacy Learning and The Continuum of Literacy Learning Teaching Library DVD companion series, both from Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas, every teacher will have the tools and techniques they need to guide assessment, activate responsive teaching, and support students on their literacy and language journey. Content Coverage in the Language Arts Curriculum The behaviors presented in each of the continua of learning serve as the basis for both the Continuum book and the Continuum DVD library. Using these two resources together, individuals, small groups, and staff developers will have the opportunity to study and observe student behaviors and the appropriate teaching that supports students in increasing their ability across the language arts curriculum. Save with a Teaching Library Bundle or a Staff Development Bundle.

Guided Reading

Responsive Teaching Across the Grades

Author: Irene Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325086842

Category: Education

Page: 630

View: 6129

Much has been written on the topic of guided reading over the last twenty years, but no other leaders in literacy education have championed the topic with such depth and breadth as Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the highly anticipated second edition of Guided Reading, Fountas and Pinnell remind you of guided reading's critical value within a comprehensive literacy system, and the reflective, responsive teaching required to realize its full potential. Now with Guided Reading, Second Edition, (re)discover the essential elements of guided reading through: a wider and more comprehensive look at its place within a coherent literacy system a refined and deeper understanding of its complexity an examination of the steps in implementation-from observing and assessing literacy behaviors, to grouping in a thoughtful and dynamic way, to analyzing texts, to teaching the lesson the teaching for systems of strategic actions a rich text base that can support and extend student learning the re-emerging role of shared reading as a way to lead guided and independent reading forward the development of managed independent learning across the grades an in-depth exploration of responsive teaching the role of facilitative language in supporting change over time in students' processing systems the identification of high-priority shifts in learning to focus on at each text level the creation of a learning environment within which literacy and language can flourish. Through guided reading, students learn how to engage in every facet of the reading process and apply their reading power to all literacy contexts. Also check out our new on-demand mini-course: Introducing Texts Effectively in Guided Reading Lessons

Phonics Lessons

Letters, Words, and How They Work

Author: Gay Su Pinnell,Irene C. Fountas

Publisher: Firsthand

ISBN: 9780325004075

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 4083

A Complete Phonics and Word Study Curriculum for each of the primary grades With 100 minilessons for each of the three grade levels, you can use the month-bymonth planning guide, the assessment checklists, and the lesson selection map to choose the lessons that align with your student's needs and the Word Study Continuum. The Continuum encompasses nine scientific categories of learning: · Early Literacy Concepts · High-Frequency Words · Phonological and Phonemic Awareness · Spelling Patterns · Letter Knowledge · Word Structure · Letter/Sound Relationships · Word-Solving Actions · Word Meaning Each 4-page lesson includes: 1. Professional Understandings Explanations of underlying principles research, and suggestions for working with English Language Learners 2. 3-part Lesson plan · Teach Step by step instructions for implementing the lesson · Apply Application activities and routines for teaching them · Share Guidelines for reinforcing principles and helping children share their learning 3. Follow-up Assessment links to literacy framework, extensions, and home connections

Reader's Notebook (5 Pack)

Author: Irene Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780325042855

Category: Education

Page: 388

View: 1460

View the Independent Writing Within, Beyond and About Texts Webinar Now there are three distinct Reader's Notebooks to help students grades K through 8 become better readers through writing. New! Reader's Notebook: Primary (recommended for Grades K-2) Reader's Notebook (recommended for Grades 2-4) Reader's Notebook: Advanced (recommended for Grades 4-8) Here's an engaging way to improve your students' reading comprehension and to encourage them to write their thoughts about what they've read. It is also an excellent assessment tool for documenting reading achievement over time in a reading workshop that includes independent reading, guided reading, and genre study. Fountas & Pinnell Reader's Notebooks are 8x10 spiral notebooks, similar to what students use every day, but specially designed to promote reflection and dialogue about reading. As described in the authors' best-selling Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6, the Reader's Notebook is practical and easy to use. In it, students transform traditional book reports into active dialogues. The notebook becomes a personal storehouse of students' thoughts and feelings and a place to access them for later review, reflection, and sharing. It is also a way for teachers to systematically assess students' responses to the texts they are reading independently. Used throughout the academic year, the notebook serves as a continual record of one reader's book list, interests and reading responses. Students may write in longhand, make charts or quick sketches, or glue in their writings produced on the computer. The Reader's Notebook also contains many different resources for writing about reading. It is organized into easy-to-use, color-coded tabbed sections. The Reader's Notebook is also available in 25 packs