Effective reading instruction involves a combination of powerful instructional settings. We recently released a blog series where we defined the instructional contexts that makes up a coherent literacy system. In case you missed any of them, view the full lineup below!
What is Guided Reading?
In guided reading, you meet students where they are and lead them forward with intention and precision. Students learn how to engage in every facet of the reading process and apply that literacy power to all instructional contexts.
What is Interactive Read-Aloud?
Interactive read-aloud is the foundation of a community that shares literary understandings through thinking and talking together. It provides rich opportunities for every student to expand background knowledge, experience age-appropriate and grade-appropriate text, and learn a variety of ways to think deeply and use academic language to talk about an engaging text.
What is Shared Reading?
Shared reading enables all children, regardless of their reading levels, to have enjoyable literacy opportunities every day. It allows children to “step up together” into more challenging texts while also beginning to notice and acquire the processes they need to read texts independently.
What are Book Clubs?
As students bring together much of their learning during book clubs, they find themselves in control. Through sharing their thinking, they build a richer understanding than any one student could gain from independent reading alone.
What is Independent Reading?
Independent reading offers the opportunity for students to develop tastes as readers and to read a large number of self-selected books on their own. It is as students read, enjoy, and interact with texts that they choose that they will become lifelong readers.
What are Reading Minilessons?
Reading minilessons form the "glue" that connects literacy learning, makes it explicit, and turns it over to students to apply independently.
What is Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study?
In any coherent system of literacy learning, such as Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, phonics, spelling, and word study are not the end goal. Instead, these important understandings contribute to children's competence and ease in reading and writing continuous texts.
To explore all of the instructional contexts of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, download the digital samplers below.
~The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Team
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