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March 1. 2018

Registration Now Open for the Fountas and Pinnell Classroom Multiday Institute, Grades PreK-3!

This year’s multiday institute, Create a Coherent Vision for Literacy Learning: Getting Started with Fountas & Pinnell Classroom (FPC), is presented by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, and will be held in Dallas, Texas from May 21-May 24, 2018. In this interactive four-day institute, Irene and Gay Su will present their vision to lift students’ literacy learning through authentic experiences in reading, thinking, talking, and writing. For more information, or to register, visit:

February 22. 2018

Registration Now Open for Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Systems Institutes, Grades K-12

We are pleased to present some amazing LLI K-12 professional development opportunities for you at three locations across the country. This year, we will be bringing “Closing the Literacy Achievement Gap with LLI K–12” to Burlingame, CA, Schaumburg, IL and Philadelphia, PA. Our Fountas and Pinnell-trained consultants will focus on showing you how to understand the reading and writing challenges of children who struggle with literacy learning, and how to provide effective teaching within the LLI-graded lessons.

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January 22. 2018

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Getting Started Videos Now Available!

If you have purchased Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC), you can now view the Getting Started Videos! These short, informative videos provide an overview to the components in your collection(s) to help you begin organizing your materials. There is a video for each instructional context–Interactive Read-Aloud, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Independent Reading, and Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study–located in the Online Resources on the FPC Homepage. To access your Online Resources, refer to the inside front cover of your FPC Collection Guide(s)

Please note, you may only view the Getting Started Videos for the instructional contexts you have purchased.

Check out this short clip from the Interactive Read-Aloud Getting Started Video:

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September 15. 2017

NEW! Alignment of Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition

This document is organized to show the close connection between each of the continua in the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy. Both the Standards and The Literacy Continuum aim to take the complex work of reading, writing, and communication, and provide descriptions of what students will know and be able to do. They also acknowledge the fact that engaging in authentic literacy experiences can address multiple areas of literacy and language learning. Both resources stress the importance of engaging with a variety of increasingly complex texts, in multiple genres to grow capacity as readers, writers, and communicators. The Standards and The Literacy Continuum both also note that student learning is expected to grow over time, with students holding on to understandings and building upon them. 

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September 8. 2017

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Online Resources are Now Available!

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is arriving in classrooms all over the country, finally getting into the hands of teachers and students who can begin their literacy-learning journey! The Online Resources that are included in the FPC Collections are now available. To access your Online Resources, go to the new navigation bar at the top of the page and register using the access code found on the inside front cover for your FPC Collection Guide(s).

August 24. 2017

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Achieving substantial school-wide growth is possible if a community of educators is willing to undertake the journey together. Now is the time! 


April 27. 2017

Registration Now Open for Fountas & Pinnell Classroom Summer Institute

Fountas and Pinnell Classroom

The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, is a first-of-its-kind, cohesive system for high-quality classroom-based literacy instruction, and was designed by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell to change the landscape of reading instruction and to ensure the right of every student to lead a literate life. Come and learn from Irene and Gay Su themselves during our four-day institute,  “Create Your Vision: Getting Started With Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (Grades K–2)” in Baltimore, MD, running from July 31 - August 3, 2017.  They’ll share their vision to lift your students’ literacy learning through authentic experiences in reading, thinking, talking, and writing.