ISBN-10:
0325003106
ISBN-13:
9780325003108
Pub. Date:
11/13/2000
Publisher:
Heinemann
Guiding Readers and Writers (Grades 3-6): Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy / Edition 1

Guiding Readers and Writers (Grades 3-6): Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy / Edition 1

by Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
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ISBN-13: 9780325003108
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 11/13/2000
Series: F & P Professional Books and Multimedia Series
Edition description: Grades 3-6
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 116,488
Product dimensions: 8.46(w) x 10.84(h) x 1.36(d)
Age Range: 7 - 13 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Breakthrough to Literacy:

Three Blocks of Powerful Teaching for All Students

Becoming Lifelong Readers and Writers

Achieving Literacy with a Three-Block Framework: Language and Word Study, Reading, and Writing

Investigating Words: Language and Word Study

Becoming Joyful Readers: The Reading Workshop

Developing Accomplished Writers: The Writing Workshop

Making It Work: Organizing and Managing Time and Resources

Independent Reading

Encouraging Independent Reading

Planning Effective Minilessons and Conferences

Getting Started: The First Twenty Days

Writing to Expand Meaning: Response Journals

Guided Reading

Understanding Guided Reading

Planning for Guided Reading

Dynamic Grouping for Effective Teaching

Selecting, Introducing, and Using Leveled Texts

Literature Study

Discovering Literature Study: The Essential Elements

Putting Literature Study in Action

Responding to Literature: Multiple Paths to Deeper Meaning

Comprehension and Word Analysis

Understanding the Reading Process

Comprehending Written Text

Teaching for Sustaining Strategies in Reading

Teaching for Expanding Strategies in Reading

Solving Words: Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary

The Reading and Writing Connection

Teaching Genre and Content Literacy: Explore Fiction and Nonfiction Texts

Creating the Poetry Workshop: Reading, Writing, and the Arts

Exploring the Writing Terrain: Writer's Talks, Writer's Notebooks, and Investigations

Supporting Readers and Writers: Tools That Make a Difference

Understanding the "Testing Genre": Preparing Students for High Quality Performance

Making Teaching Decisions Using Continuous Assessment

Appendixes: featuring forms you can use in your reading and writing workshop; numerous graphic organizers; a list of the 500 most frequently used words and spelling demons, writer websites, and magazines for kids; bibliographies of picture books for use with intermediate students; a bibliography of poetry anthologies; and other practical tools.

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