Multi-Day Summer Institutes Developed by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

Heinemann Institutes are a powerful way to extend your professional learning and deepen your understanding of leading Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ resources. Over the span of two or more days, our institutes, developed by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, will provide you with an interactive and comprehensive study of Leveled Literacy Intervention and our new Fountas and Pinnell Classroom™ systems. When each day’s sessions are over, you can enjoy a night on the town in some of the best places to visit in the country, with colleagues who have joined you and new friends you’ve made during the day.

Intervening for Literacy Success

First up are “Intervening for Literacy Success with LLI K-2 – Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) for Grades K, 1, and 2 (Levels A-N/Orange, Green, and Blue).” Developed by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell and presented by Fountas & Pinnell-trained consultants, this session will focus on understanding the reading and writing challenges of children who struggle with literacy learning and how to provide effective teaching within the LLI primary lessons. You’ll review excerpts of sample lessons and instructional routines in the primary grade lessons, and learn how to monitor students using technology. You’ll hear about ways systematic observation of reading and writing behaviors can inform teaching decisions.

The next session will be held over the two following days, and will focus on Grades 3-5: “Intervening for Literacy Success with Intermediate Students – Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) for Grades 3, 4, and 5 (Levels L-W/Red, Gold, and Purple).” Here, you’ll focus on understanding the reading and writing challenges of students in Grades 3-5 who struggle with literacy learning, and be taught how to provide effective teaching within the LLI lessons. You’ll learn how to code and analyze reading behaviors, scheduling, student grouping, teacher language and support students’ sustained attention and comprehension of texts.

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Fountas and Pinnell Classroom™

We are so glad to be able to introduce you to Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™, a first-of-its-kind, cohesive system for high-quality classroom-based literacy instruction. This new system, developed by master educators and best-selling authors Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, is designed to change the landscape of reading instruction and to ensure the right of every student to lead a literate life.

This four-day institute is being held in Baltimore, MD, from July 31 – August 3, 2017 This institute, “Create Your Vision: Getting Started With Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (Grades K–2)”, is presented by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell themselves. They’ll share their vision to lift your students’ literacy learning through authentic experiences in reading, thinking, talking, and writing:

  • Whole-class instruction will be presented through the instructional contexts of Interactive Read-Aloud, Reading Minilessons, Shared Reading, and Phonics/Spelling/Word Study lessons.

  • Small-group instruction will be presented through the contexts of Guided Reading and Book Clubs.

  • Individual instruction will be presented through the context of Independent Reading, Conferring, and Writing About Reading.

Throughout this intensive institute, Fountas and Pinnell will show you how these instructional contexts work together to develop coherence in the literacy learning of every student across the grades.

Built into each day will be an opportunity for administrators to have a breakout session with the authors to focus on administrator and leadership needs in implementing an ambitious vision for improving student outcomes.

We hope to see you this summer!

One thought on “Multi-Day Summer Institutes Developed by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

  1. K Dale Anthony

    While I would absolutely LOVE the opportunity to learn at the feet of these two great educational researchers and mentors, I have been on a journey of using and guiding the implementation of F&P Benchmark Reading Assessments and Data, F&P Leveled Reading Implementation, and LLI Resources in our Deaf Elementary and Middle Schools on our campus at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind; therefore, my journey and data collection using these resources is nothing like the general education teacher would encounter…or most of them. I would love to have the opportunity to continue to gather data, including video recordings of the use of our F&P resources, and then be able to collaborate to look further into the information gathered as we continually modify and use with accommodations these resources that are proving to be successful within our population – giving teachers more information that guides their planning and instruction and scaffolds our children so they are realizing success like they have not had since beginning school with us.


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