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Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency
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Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency K-8 comes with 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.

  • Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Living a Literate Life: The Right of Childhood
    Creating a Classroom Community of Readers and Writers SECTION I: READERS
    1. Understanding Readers, Texts and Teaching
    2. Helping Students Build a System for Processing a Variety of Texts
    3. Reading Is Thinking: Within, Beyond, and About the Text
    4. Helping Students Develop Systems of Strategic Actions to Sustain Processing
    5. Helping Students Develop Systems of Strategic Actions for Expanding Thinking
    6. Understanding the Fluent Reader: Effective Processing
    7. Recognizing Change Over Time in Fluent Reading
    8. Assessing Comprehension and Fluency to Document Progress and Inform Teaching
    9. The Role of Talk, Writing, and Benchmark Books in Assessing Comprehension SECTION II: TEXTS
    10. Using a Variety of High-Quality Texts to Support Literacy Learning
    11. Supporting Thinking Across a Variety of Genres
    12. Using a Gradient of Text to Match Books to Readers
    13. Understanding the Demands of Nonfiction Texts
    14. Understanding the Demands of Fiction and Poetry SECTION III: TEACHING
    15. Engaging Readers in Thinking and Talking about Texts Through Interactive Read-Aloud
    16. Creating a Literate Culture Through Interactive Read-Aloud: Shared Talk About Texts
    17. Planning for Interactive Read-Aloud and Literature Study Across the Grades
    18. Moving from Interactive Read-Aloud to Literature Study
    19. Deepening Comprehension: Engaging Students in Small-Group Literature Discussion
    20. Getting Started with Book Clubs: Thinking and Talking about Texts
    21. Promoting Shared and Performed Reading: Fluent Oral Processing of Texts
    22. Maximizing Independent Reading: Helping Students Think Within, Beyond, and About Texts in a Reading Workshop
    23. Designing Minilessons to Support Thinking About Texts in a Reading Workshop
    24. Using Guided Reading to Teach Comprehending and Fluency
    25. Using Guided Reading to Teach for the Comprehending of Fiction Texts
    26. Using Guided Reading to Teach for the Comprehending of Nonfiction Texts
    27. Writing about Reading: Moving from Talk to Written Conversation about Texts
    28. Writing about Reading in a Variety of Genres
    29. Meeting the Diverse Needs of English Language Learners
    30. Teaching for Fluency Across Instructional Contexts
    31. Expanding Vocabulary Across Instructional Contexts Final Thoughts Teacher Resources: Description of Print Materials on the DVD
    Bibliography of Children's Literature
    References
    Index

About the Author

Irene C. Fountas is the Marie M. Clay Endowed Chair for Early Literacy and Reading Recovery at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and director of the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative in the Graduate School of Education. She has been a classroom teacher, language arts specialist, and consultant in school districts across the nation and abroad. She is the recipient of the International Literacy Association's Diane Lapp & James Flood Professional Collaborator Award, and the Greater Boston Council and the International Reading Association's Celebrate Literacy Award. Currently, she works with administrators, coaches and teacher leaders in systemic school improvement. Fountas and Pinnell's transformative, collective and comprehensive literacy work includes a cohesive classroom literacy system for grades PreK - 6 (Fountas & Pinnell Classroom(tm)), an intervention system for grades K - 12 (Leveled Literacy Intervention), an assessment system (Benchmark Assessment System for grades K - 8 and Sistema de evaluacion de la lectura for grades K - 3), an extensive professional book base, and professional learning opportunities. Fountas and Pinnell continue to influence and inspire educators nationwide and abroad with resources and books such as: - The Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Systems (2017, 2019, 2020) - The Reading Minilessons Books, Grades K - 6 (2017, 2019, 2020) - Spanish Reader's Notebooks (2019) - Reader's Notebooks - Sing a Song of Poetry (2018, 2019) - The Literacy Quick Guide (2018) - Words That Sing: Poetry Charts, Grades PreK - 2 (2018) - The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum (2017) - Continuo de la lectoescritura, Grados PreK - 8 (2020) - Continuo de la lectoescritura totalmente en espanol, Grados PreK - 8 (2020) - The Fountas & Pinnell Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide (2017) - Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, Second Edition (2017) - Fountas & Pinnell SELECT Collections - LLI Choice Libraries - Fountas & Pinnell Reading Record Apps - Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books (2012) - Genre Quick Guide, A Companion to Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books (2012) - Genre Prompting Guide for Fiction (2012) - Genre Prompting Guide for Nonfiction, Poetry, and Test Taking (2012) - Literacy Beginnings (2011) - Prompting Guide, Part 1 for Oral Reading and Early Writing (2008) - Prompting Guide, Part 2 for Comprehension: Thinking, Talking, Writing (2011) - When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works (2009) - Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency: Thinking, Talking, and Writing About Reading, K - 8 (2006) - www.FountasandPinnellLeveledBooks.com - Leveled Books, K - 8: Matching Texts to Readers for Effective Teaching (2005) - Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children (1996) - Guiding Readers and Writers: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy (2001) - Interactive Writing: How Language & Literacy Come Together, K - 2 (2000) - Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom (1998) - Help America Read and Coordinator's Guide (1997) While all the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy(tm) books, resources, and systems are deeply rooted in teacher professional learning, Irene and Gay, in collaboration with Heinemann Professional Development, offer a range of options and opportunities for professional learning designed to further develop the craft of teaching and foster a climate of collegiality and community. Join the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy(tm) Community at fountasandpinnell.com to connect with Gay and Irene and thousands of educators from around the world on one of the fastest-growing online literacy communities. Continue the conversation on Twitter @FountasPinnell, on Instagram @FountasPinnell, on Facebook @FountasandPinnell or by joining The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy(tm) Learning Facebook Group.

Gay Su Pinnell is Professor Emerita in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University and a member of the Reading Hall of Fame. She has extensive experience in classroom teaching, field-based research, and in developing comprehensive literacy systems. She is the recipient of the International Literacy Association's Diane Lapp & James Flood Professional Collaborator Award, The Ohio State University Alumni Association's Medalist Award, the International Reading Association's Albert J. Harris Award for research in reading difficulties, the Ohio Governor's Award, the Charles A. Dana Foundation Award, The Eastern New Mexico University Hall of Honor, and a 2018 recipient of an honorary doctorate Lesley University for her contributions to literacy education. Fountas and Pinnell's transformative, collective and comprehensive literacy work includes a cohesive classroom literacy system for grades PreK - 6 (Fountas & Pinnell Classroom(tm)), an intervention system for grades K - 12 (Leveled Literacy Intervention), an assessment system (Benchmark Assessment System for grades K - 8 and Sistema de evaluacion de la lectura for grades K - 3), an extensive professional book base, and professional learning opportunities. Fountas and Pinnell continue to influence and inspire educators nationwide and abroad with resources and books such as: - The Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Systems (2017, 2019, 2020) - The Reading Minilessons Books, Grades K - 6 (2017, 2019, 2020) - Spanish Reader's Notebooks (2019) - Reader's Notebooks - Sing a Song of Poetry (2018, 2019) - The Literacy Quick Guide (2018) - Words That Sing: Poetry Charts, Grades PreK - 2 (2018) - The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum (2017) - Continuo de la lectoescritura, Grados PreK - 8 (2020) - Continuo de la lectoescritura totalmente en espanol, Grados PreK - 8 (2020) - The Fountas & Pinnell Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide (2017) - Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, Second Edition (2017) - Fountas & Pinnell SELECT Collections - LLI Choice Libraries - Fountas & Pinnell Reading Record Apps - Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books (2012) - Genre Quick Guide, A Companion to Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books (2012) - Genre Prompting Guide for Fiction (2012) - Genre Prompting Guide for Nonfiction, Poetry, and Test Taking (2012) - Literacy Beginnings (2011) - Prompting Guide, Part 1 for Oral Reading and Early Writing (2008) - Prompting Guide, Part 2 for Comprehension: Thinking, Talking, Writing (2011) - When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works (2009) - Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency: Thinking, Talking, and Writing About Reading, K - 8 (2006) - www.FountasandPinnellLeveledBooks.com - Leveled Books, K - 8: Matching Texts to Readers for Effective Teaching (2005) - Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children (1996) - Guiding Readers and Writers: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy (2001) - Interactive Writing: How Language & Literacy Come Together, K - 2 (2000) - Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom (1998) - Help America Read and Coordinator's Guide (1997) While all the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy(tm) books, resources, and systems are deeply rooted in teacher professional learning, Irene and Gay, in collaboration with Heinemann Professional Development, offer a range of options and opportunities for professional learning designed to further develop the craft of teaching and foster a climate of collegiality and community. Join the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy(tm) Community at fountasandpinnell.com to connect with Gay and Irene and thousands of educators from around the world on one of the fastest-growing online literacy communities. Continue the conversation on Twitter @FountasPinnell, on Instagram @FountasPinnell, on Facebook @FountasandPinnell or by joining The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy(tm) Learning Facebook Group.

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