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September 7. 2017

Go Paperless with the Fountas & Pinnell Reading Record App

The Fountas & Pinnell Reading Record App is an efficient alternative to taking a reading record on paper. The app accurately analyzes reading and accuracy rate, self-correction ratio, and fluency and comprehension scores to reveal students’ progress, and the results sync wirelessly to the Online Data Management System.

With the release of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom Guided Reading Collection and Benchmark Assessment System, 3rd edition, the app has been updated to include the new texts and to reflect the changes made to the Recording Forms. (You can read more about the Recording Form changes here.) The 1st and 2nd edition app will still support assessments for the Benchmark Assessment Systems 1 and 2 (BAS), Sistema de evaluacion de la lectura (SEL) and all seven Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) systems.

In the video below, watch how the Fountas & Pinnell Reading Record App provides greater convenience for iPad® users taking assessments. 

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~The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Team

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September 5. 2017

5 Tips for Conducting an Assessment Conference Efficiently

A key to an efficient conference is being organized, knowing where to begin the assessment, and moving the assessment along at a good pace. Here are some tips for conducting an assessment conference efficiently.
1. Make a schedule. It is a good idea to make a schedule for conducting your assessments. Be proactive. For example, plan to have two or three assessment conferences a day and complete all the assessments within two to three weeks. Don’t let the assessments drag out for weeks.
2. Find time by partnering up with a colleague
. Consider partnering up with a grade-level colleague so you can release each other to administer an assessment or two. For example, take turns reading aloud to both classes or taking both groups out for recess time. Think together about other opportunities that could enable both groups of students to engage in meaningful work together while you gain time for assessment conferences.
3. Organize materials for efficiency. Think about how to organize yourself for an efficient administration. Some examples are:
  • Organize the books by level in a pile.
  • If you are using paper, make several copies of each Recording Form, so you can quickly pull the form you need.
  • Have your Fountas & Pinnell Calculator/Stopwatch ready.

  • Make a list of start levels for each student. Use the student's reading information from last year to know where to start. You might also talk a minute with the student about what books he read over the summer to get a level indicator.
4. Go paperless. Using the Fountas & Pinnell Reading Record App will save you time and paper.
5. Move the conference along at a good pace. To do this, be sure to read all the books before you begin. Collect one book while handing over the next. The more assessments you give, the more familiar you will be with the prompts and the more efficient you will become when conferring.

Above all, plan ahead for efficient administration, and share these tips with your colleagues. The more you administer the BAS, the more efficient you will become.

September 3. 2017

What's New on the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Social Media Scene

The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Team has been busy this summer planning some exciting new projects for the new school year that will keep you uplifted, informed, and engaged! Take a look at what's rolling out over the next few months.

NEW Instagram

Follow our new Instagram account @FountasPinnell and check out sneak peeks of new products as soon as they arrive off the presses; behind-the-scene photos from video filmings and photoshoots; photos of classroom organization; and, of course, new Meli photos! This year, keep an eye out for pictures of Taco, from the Leveled Literacy Intervention System Orson and Taco series. It'll be a treat for your students who know Meli and Taco to see what they get up to at home!

NEW Twitter Handle 

Follow the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Team on Twitter @FPLiteracyTeam for updates, news, events, and guidance on all of the valuable resources by Fountas and Pinnell. This is the place to get your Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ news or get answers to your questions regarding product release dates, content clarification, technical issues, etc. 

Send us your photos!

Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ resources tend to come with a lot of critical components! Our members are always looking for tips and suggestions on how to organize these valuable pieces so they won't get lost, stolen, or ruined. If you are one of those teachers who has a great organizational system for your Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ resources, send us a picture at FPLiteracyTeam@heinemann.com. Be sure to send us your name and where you're from. The pictures will be reviewed by Fountas and Pinnell and we will post the pictures on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (with your permission)! You can be the envy of your colleagues while helping out a fellow educator who desperately needs your organizational wisdom! 

Our community is growing and we hope you all can take advantage of these great new additions! 

~The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Team 

Join the fastest growing community in the field of literacy education. Get your free membership and stay up to date on the latest news and resources from Fountas and Pinnell at www.fountasandpinnell.com 

For a well-organized, searchable archive of FAQs and discussions that are monitored by Fountas and Pinnell-trained consultants, go to our Discussion Board at www.fountasandpinnell.com/forum

For more collaborative conversation, join the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ Facebook Learning Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/FountasPinnell/ 


September 1. 2017

Twitter Chat RECAP: The Power and Purpose of Assessment

On Thursday, August 31, Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell  hosted a Twitter Chat about The Power and Purpose of Assessment. People from all over the country logged in to share their thoughts about this important topic, just in time for the new school year! Followers engaged in a discussion about many different angles of assessment from how assessment informs moment-to-moment teaching decisions, to the importance of the continuous use of reading records in everyday instruction. Some favorite tweets included: 
Assessment is not teaching. It is gathering information for teaching. More...