Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency:Thinking, Talking, and Writing about Reading, K-8 / Edition 1

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Overview

Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save 15% when you order 15 copies of Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency, K-8.

Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency, K-8 is the next new breakthrough from Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Offering a complete picture of how to skillfully teach meaning making and fluency within any instructional context, Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency, K-8, supports you with frameworks for high-quality instruction that describe appropriate expectations for comprehending, fluency, and vocabulary development.

Fountas and Pinnell's teaching and assessment frames will give you a firm understanding of your students' reading levels: where they are, where they should be, and what they need to do to get there-for any reader, in any grade, at any moment. You'll also gain insight about the specific demands that fiction and nonfiction texts place on readers and about how effective readers think within a text, beyond a text, and about a text to gain rich understandings. As you learn about how the characteristics of texts help or hinder a reader's improvement, you'll find effective teaching strategies for:

  • comprehending, word solving, fluency, and vocabulary
  • writing about reading in a variety of genres and using writing as a tool for thinking
  • using guided reading with fiction and nonfiction books
  • discussing books during interactive read-aloud and literature study
  • taking part in shared and performance reading.

Fountas and Pinnell's teaching tips, smart strategies, proven classroom ideas, and professional-learning opportunities will lead the way as you discover how to help readers develop effective systems of strategic actions over time. You'll also learn how to take running records of reading behavior to assess comprehension and fluency then use those assessments to inform and differentiate your teaching.

In addition, Fountas and Pinnell have also added a dynamic companion resource to Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency, K-8: 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.

Fountas and Pinnell have developed detailed teaching guides for Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency. Perfect for staff development leaders or teacher educators, these guides offer all the specifics on leading a professional development program or preservice course on comphrension instruction with Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency as the core text.

Each of the guides is written to address a specific course of study and is available for free download along with its accompanying course syllabus:

  • Professional Development Program:
    Individual Study/Group Study (20 sessions)
  • Preservice Teachers:
    One Semester Course (14-week college/university course)
  • Preservice Teachers:
    One Quarter Course (11-week college/university course)
  • Graduate Students:
    One Semester Course (14-week college/university course)
  • Graduate Students:
    One Quarter Course (11-week college/university course)

Click on the "Companion Resources" tab to download each of the guides.

Discover powerful ways to help your students read with deep understanding and fluency. Read Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency, K-8 and be part of the big breakthrough in literacy instruction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325003085
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 4/25/2006
  • Series: F & P Professional Books and Multimedia Series
  • Edition description: Book & DVD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 59,884
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Irene C. Fountas, a professor in the School of Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been a classroom teacher, language arts specialist, and consultant in school districts across the nation and abroad. She works extensively in the literacy education field and directs the Literacy Collaborative in the School of Education at Lesley University. Together with Gay Su Pinnell she has authored numerous books, videos, and websites with Heinemann that are now considered standards in the field of literacy instruction and staff development. Their latest innovations are The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention and The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, a comprehensive assessment system for grades K-8. Fountas and Pinnell have influenced the classroom practices of teachers nationwide through bestselling books such as: The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1 (2008) When Readers Struggle (2008) The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Book List, K-8+ (2009-2011 Edition, Print Version) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K-8 (2007) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K-2 (2007) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades 3-8 (2007) 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) The Primary Literacy Video Collection Series of DVDs: Guided Reading; Classroom Management; and Word Study (2006) Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom (1998) The Reader's Notebook Help America Read and Coordinator's Guide (1997) In addition, through Heinemann's firsthand line of classroom materials, Fountas and Pinnell have authored Phonics Lessons (Grades K, 1, and 2), Word Study Lessons (Grade 3), Sing a Song of Poetry, and their corresponding word and picture cards. These materials are used in thousands of classrooms throughout the country. Fountas and Pinnell together present workshops nationwide on a variety of literacy-instruction topics through Heinemann Professional Development.

Gay Su Pinnell is a professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. She has extensive experience in classroom teaching and field-based research, and in developing comprehensive approaches to literacy education. She has received the International Reading Association's Albert J. Harris Award for research and the Charles A. Dana Foundation Award for her contributions to the field of education. She is also a member of the Reading Hall of Fame. Together with Irene Fountas she has authored numerous books, videos, and websites with Heinemann that are considered standards in the field of literacy instruction and staff development. Their latest innovations are The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention and The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, a comprehensive assessment system for grades K-8. Fountas and Pinnell have influenced the classroom practices of teachers nationwide through bestselling titles such as: The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1 (2008) When Readers Struggle (2008) The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Book List, K-8+ (2009-2011 Edition, Print Version) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K-8 (2007) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K-2 (2007) The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades 3-8 (2007) 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) The Primary Literacy Video Collection Series of DVDs: Guided Reading; Classroom Management; and Word Study (2006) Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom (1998) The Reader's Notebook Help America Read and Coordinator's Guide (1997) In addition, through Heinemann's firsthand line of classroom materials, Fountas and Pinnell have authored Phonics Lessons (Grades K, 1, and 2), Word Study Lessons (Grade 3), Sing a Song of Poetry, and their corresponding word and picture cards. These materials are used in thousands of classrooms throughout the country. Fountas and Pinnell together present workshops nationwide on a variety of literacy-instruction topics through Heinemann Professional Development.

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Table of Contents

Living a literate life : the right of childhood
Creating a classroom community of readers and writers
Sect. I Readers 1
1 Understanding readers, texts and teaching 3
2 Helping students build a system for processing a variety of texts 13
3 Reading is thinking : within, beyond, and about the text 32
4 Helping students develop systems of strategic actions to sustain processing 45
5 Helping students develop systems of strategic actions for expanding thinking 52
6 Understanding the fluent reader : effective processing 62
7 Recognizing change over time in fluent reading 74
8 Assessing comprehension and fluency to document progress and inform teaching 87
9 The role of talk, writing, and benchmark books in assessing comprehension 105
Sect. II Texts 121
10 Using a variety of high-quality texts to support literacy learning 123
11 Supporting thinking across a variety of genres 139
12 Using a gradient of text to match books to readers 152
13 Understanding the demands of nonfiction texts 172
14 Understanding the demands of fiction and poetry 193
Sect. III Teaching 213
15 Engaging readers in thinking and talking about texts through interactive read-aloud 215
16 Creating a literate culture through interactive read-aloud : shared talk about texts 237
17 Planning for interactive read-aloud and literature study across the grades 252
18 Moving from interactive read-aloud to literature study 269
19 Deepening comprehension : engaging students in small-group literature discussion 280
20 Getting started with book clubs : thinking and talking about texts 294
21 Promoting shared and performed reading : fluent oral processing of texts 309
22 Maximizing independent reading : helping students think within, beyond, and about texts in a reading workshop 329
23 Designing minilessons to support thinking about texts in a reading workshop 353
24 Using guided reading to teach comprehending and fluency 373
25 Using guided reading to teach for the comprehending of fiction texts 399
26 Using guided reading to teach for the comprehending of nonfiction texts 418
27 Writing about reading : moving from talk to written conversation about texts 438
28 Writing about reading in a variety of genres 462
29 Meeting the diverse needs of English language learners 500
30 Teaching for fluency across instructional contexts 515
31 Expanding vocabulary across instructional contexts 524
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    Not as good as the Guiding Young Readers and Writers book...it details in depth alot of signs of how readers are struggling, a bit to much so in my opinion. I wish it would spend a bit more time on the actual strategies. This being said, these two authors along with Stephanie Harvey are the best around in my opinion.

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