Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency

Author: Irene C. Fountas
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325003085
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency

Author: Irene Fountas
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780325110059
Format: PDF
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Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save 15% when you order 15 copies of Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency, K-8. Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency, K-8 is the next new breakthrough from Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Offering a complete picture of how to skillfully teach meaning making and fluency within any instructional context, Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency, K-8, supports you with frameworks for high-quality instruction that describe appropriate expectations for comprehending, fluency, and vocabulary development. Fountas and Pinnell's teaching and assessment frames will give you a firm understanding of your students' reading levels: where they are, where they should be, and what they need to do to get there-for any reader, in any grade, at any moment. You'll also gain insight about the specific demands that fiction and nonfiction texts place on readers and about how effective readers think within a text, beyond a text, and about a text to gain rich understandings. As you learn about how the characteristics of texts help or hinder a reader's improvement, you'll find effective teaching strategies for: comprehending, word solving, fluency, and vocabulary writing about reading in a variety of genres and using writing as a tool for thinking using guided reading with fiction and nonfiction books discussing books during interactive read-aloud and literature study taking part in shared and performance reading. Fountas and Pinnell's teaching tips, smart strategies, proven classroom ideas, and professional-learning opportunities will lead the way as you discover how to help readers develop effective systems of strategic actions over time. You'll also learn how to take running records of reading behavior to assess comprehension and fluency then use those assessments to inform and differentiate your teaching. In addition, Fountas and Pinnell have also added a dynamic companion resource to Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency, K-8: a DVD containing short, focused video segments that illustrate concepts from the book and demonstrate exemplar teaching in real classroom settings. The DVD is also a repository of useful materials to support your work-including blackline masters, forms, checklists, and numerous other classroom tools. Fountas and Pinnell have developed detailed teaching guides for Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency. Perfect for staff development leaders or teacher educators, these guides offer all the specifics on leading a professional development program or preservice course on comphrension instruction with Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency as the core text. Each of the guides is written to address a specific course of study and is available for free download along with its accompanying course syllabus: Professional Development Program: Individual Study/Group Study (20 sessions) Preservice Teachers: One Semester Course (14-week college/university course) Preservice Teachers: One Quarter Course (11-week college/university course) Graduate Students: One Semester Course (14-week college/university course) Graduate Students: One Quarter Course (11-week college/university course) Click on the "Companion Resources" tab to download each of the guides. Discover powerful ways to help your students read with deep understanding and fluency. Read Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency, K-8 and be part of the big breakthrough in literacy instruction.

The Continuum of Literacy Learning Teaching Library

Author: Gay Su Pinnell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780325028125
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Leveled Books K 8

Author: Irene C. Fountas
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Guiding Readers and Writers

Author: Irene Fountas
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780325110066
Format: PDF, Docs
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Fountas and Pinnell support teachers on the next leg of the literacy journey, addressing the unique challenges of teaching upper elementary students.

The Continuum of Literacy Learning Grades 3 8

Author: Gay Su Pinnell
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325028798
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Guided Reading

Author: Irene Fountas
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325086842
Format: PDF, ePub
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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