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July 28. 2017

School is Starting Soon! Are You Ready for Phonics Instruction?

For many educators, phonics instruction is an integral part of their overall design for literacy education in their classrooms. Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ offers a variety of ways to implement phonics, spelling, and word study within many different instructional contexts. 

Below is a rundown of the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ resources that incorporate phonics, spelling, and word study, as well as what it looks like to teach with these valuable resources in the classroom.

Introducing the NEW Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System

In August of this year, Fountas and Pinnell will release a new, enhanced version of their 2003 resource, Phonics Lessons, called the Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System for grades K and 1 (grades 2 and 3 to follow in 2018). The underlying message of the previous edition still applies; the lessons are still meant to be used the same way. The two biggest enhancements are the connection to the NEW Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide as well as the organization. This version will be MUCH MORE user-friendly with the inclusion of folders and labels and the replacement of the Teacher Resources Binder for Online Resources and Ready Resources, which are now organized by lesson. Click HERE to take a closer look at this exciting new system.

Teaching Phonics with Fountas & Pinnell Literacy

Fountas and Pinnell have developed a lesson structure for phonics, spelling, and word study that uses a balance of direct teaching and inquiry, which will encourage students to become active examiners and analyzers of print. Click HERE to learn about the framework of phonics and word study with Fountas & Pinnell Literacy products.

How is Phonics and Word Study Used in Other Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Resources

Phonics and word study have been built into many Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ resources as a way to support the idea that phonics instruction is ideally embedded in a rich language and literacy framework. Recently, we were introduced to the new Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System, an enhanced and expanded edition of the 2003 Phonics Lessons. Let’s take a look at some of the other resources in which phonics appears. Click HERE to learn more.

~The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Team

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