As we work to expand our digital offerings, we want to provide you with an update on our progress.
In the earliest days of the Covid-19 crisis, we responded with great urgency to the rapidly-evolving remote learning needs of educators and students. In conditions that demanded speed, we digitized materials that could be made digital, as quickly as possible. However, without the luxury of time, it was difficult to produce virtual materials that achieved the same results as those of the print versions, which had been specifically designed to support classroom-based instruction.
This summer, we are working diligently to develop more secure methods to deliver books to students in ways that maintain the integrity of the original teaching resources, and we will continue to do so as we move forward. We are focused on constructing a more thorough, robust, subscription-based model that will meet present needs and lead instruction into the future. And we are committed to providing the best support for our customers – teachers - no matter where they will be required to teach.
The creation of tools that are not only digitally accessible, but also secure and pedagogically sound, takes time. While we will offer as many materials as possible this fall, development will be an ongoing process that will extend beyond the start of and into the 2020 school year.
We will stay in touch and keep you informed. As always, we are grateful for your business, your partnership, and your patience.
Below is a current list, by product line, of digital resources that will be available this fall for verified product owners:
From Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™:
As of now, verified product owners have complimentary, temporary teacher access to the below books through 12/31/2020:
- Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Guided Reading books, K-6
- Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Shared Reading books, PreK-3
- Leveled Literacy Intervention books, K-5
This fall, Heinemann will also provide Remote Learning Guides for:
- Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (one per instructional context)
- Leveled Literacy Intervention
- Benchmark Assessment System
Heinemann is in the process of developing a student facing platform and intends to provide student access via a subscription model. We will provide further details as they become available.
We encourage all Reading Minilessons (K-6) and Phonics, Spelling and Word Study (K-6) users to obtain their books when they can access their classroom, so they have them on hand in school or for remote learning.
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From Units of Study:
To support Units of Study teachers with blended or virtual teaching, Lucy Calkins and her Teachers College Reading and Writing Project colleagues have developed virtual teaching supports for Units of Study K-8 in Reading, Writing, and Phonics.
The units have been sequenced and adapted in ways that take into account the COVID interruption and that follow the TCRWP’s recommended sequence of instruction for 2020-21.
The resources include support for small group work and conferring, and a short video for parents and caregivers explaining the unit.