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Enhance Your Teaching Power with the Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guides

The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guides, available in English and Spanish, and the Genre Prompting Guide Apps for fiction and nonfiction, are unique tools that provide precise language to use when teaching, prompting for, and reinforcing effective strategic actions in reading and writing.

Read on to learn about each of the Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guides and how you can use them to enhance your teaching.

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Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide, Part 1 for Oral Reading and Early Writing

Prompting Guide, Part 1, available in English and Spanish, is a comprehensive collection of precise language to use in several instructional contexts when teaching and reinforcing effective strategic actions in reading and writing. 

Use it to enhance your teaching power in:

  • guided reading lessons
  • intervention lessons
  • shared reading
  • independent reading
  • reading and writing conferences
  • and dictated, independent, and interactive writing.

Based on your students' oral reading and writing behaviors, you can select the specific language that will work best for them as they build their literacy processing systems.



Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide, Part 2 for Comprehension: Thinking, Talking, Writing

Prompting Guide, Part 2, available in English and Spanish, includes language for teaching readers how to focus or expand their thinking within, beyond, or about the text through talk and writing before, during, and after reading. The prompts in this guide are designed to 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.

Fountas & Pinnell Genre Prompting Guide for Fiction

Part of the comprehensive suite of Genre Study resources, the Genre Prompting Guide for Fiction contains fiction prompts organized by genre as well as by literary elements and structure. Use these prompts to guide students' inquiry toward explicit understandings of the characteristics of the following genres: 

  • Contemporary Realistic Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Traditional Literature
    • Folktales
    • Fairy Tales
    • Fables
    • Legends
    • Epics
    • Ballads
    • Myths
  • Modern Fantasy
    • Animal Fantasy
    • Low Fantasy
    • High Fantasy
    • Science Fiction

FP_GENRE_NonFiction_PG-easel-west600pxFountas & Pinnell Genre Prompting Guide for Nonfiction, Poetry, and Test Taking

Also part of the Genre Study suite, the Genre Prompting Guide for Nonfiction, Poetry, and Test Taking contains precise language for teaching readers how to focus their thinking and understanding of nonfiction genres through inquiry. Use the prompts in this guide to help your students develop language and understandings related to the following genres:

  • Nonfiction

    • Biography
    • Autobiography
    • Memoir
    • Narrative Nonfiction
    • Expository Nonfiction
    • Persuasive Texts
    • Procedural Texts
    • Hybrid Texts
  • Poetry

  • Test Taking

    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Constructed Response Questions
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Whether you are a classroom teacher, reading specialist, literacy teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, or literacy coach, use the language in these guides to improve the reader's or writer’s ability to solve problems and use strategic actions independently.


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