Members of the school community are treated and treat others with empathy, kindness, and respect. Students are motivated to investigate new ideas that fuel intellectual curiosity and act as powerful agents in their own learning. Because students are fully engaged and feel a sense of joy in their own learning, they achieve a higher level of literacy. Through dynamic literacy education that exemplifies the beliefs and core values described below, students come to understand their physical, social, and emotional world and their roles as informed global citizens—hallmarks of the literate lives they can lead. Core Values Schools are places where students: Act as members of a cohesive learning community that sustains their literacy growth and success.
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Who is it for? This systemic approach to classroom-based literacy instruction consists of books, classroom library collections, lessons and conferring cards, sets of minilessons, opportunities for varied talk structures, professional tools, and professional learning opportunities for teachers in PreK through grade six. This multi-text approach honors teacher decision making and the development of a community of readers and writers.
What is inside? Your classroom is a place where students learn how to read, write, and expand all of their language skills, but it is much more. It is a place where they learn how to be confident, self-determined, curious, kind, and literate members of a community. How is it implemented? With accompanying context cards, you can make specific teaching points in brief conferences that lead the individual reader forward.
Growing out of the interactive read-aloud experience and linked to independent reading, teachers use many of these texts as examples from which they generalize the understanding. Phonics, Spelling and Word Study - Brief lessons for either whole- or small-group instruction that help students attend to, learn about, and efficiently use sounds, letters, and words.
These guided reading books were created by a team of talented authors and illustrators under the direction of Fountas and Pinnell.
Review the collections of guided reading books from Grades K—6. These guided reading books were created by a team of talented authors and illustrators under the direction of Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Get shareable link Explore Guided Reading, Second Edition 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.
When teachers notice, teach, and support these behaviors, they link assessment to responsive teaching. This indispensable literacy tool identifies the behaviors that demonstrate thinking and understanding within, beyond, and about a text.
These behaviors are described as continua of learning across eight instructional contexts. Bring the literacy expertise of Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell to all students in your classroom—and open the doors to a world of opportunity beyond.
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