Over the past several weeks we released a series of blogs where we unpacked the pedagogy, research base, and evidence of efficacy that sit behind the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ (FPL) brand. To round out the series, we have pulled together each blog from the series into one easy-to-access blog for you to reference.
Blog 1: Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™: Where Research Meets Practice
Each of the systems that make up the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ brand have been developed over many years, incorporating a wide body of research about how literacy develops in children over time. In this first blog in the series, we delve into the intersection of research and practice, which has enabled us to create resources that are truly effective, and we are delighted to consistently see evidence of advancing student achievement and engagement as well as significant growth in teacher expertise.
Blog 2: Elevating Expertise: Why Teachers Are the Single Most Important Classroom Factor In a Child’s Learning Achievement
Research shows that teachers are the single most important factor in a child’s learning achievement. The moment-to-moment instructional decisions teachers make based on their observations and analysis of children’s learning behaviors are significant. The teacher teaches the child, not the book or program. This blog emphasizes the extensive professional learning tools built into each Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ system.
Blog 3: Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™: Systematic, Explicit, and Sequential
The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ systems and resources are grounded in comprehensive, systematic, and sequential lessons that all tie back to The Literacy Continuum, the explicit sequence of all Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Systems and is aligned to national and state standards. Our suite of products includes assessment, intervention, classroom resources, professional books and professional learning opportunities for a truly cohesive design for high-impact literacy instruction.
Blog 4: Responsive Teaching: Meeting Our Students’ Needs Through Comprehensive, Differentiated Instruction
Every learner is different, and every learner takes a unique path to becoming literate. This simple truth is something we’ve intentionally kept in mind as we developed each of the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ resources. Read about how and why we designed our materials as a cohesive, comprehensive literacy suite that all ties back to the very same curriculum—The Literacy Continuum.