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Heinemann is at ILA 2017! Here’s What You Need to Know

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From July 14–16, 2017, Heinemann will be at the International Literacy Association 2017 conference in Orlando, Florida. Here now is everything you need to know about our presence at #ILA17. 

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Fostering Independence and the Progression Of Literacy Development

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As authors Lindsey Moses and Meridith Ogden point out in their book What are the Rest of my Kids Doing?” Fostering Independence in the K—2 Reading Workshop, there are a variety of ways to discuss the stages of literacy development. Fountas and Pinnell (2011) developed a continuum of literacy learning with corresponding leveled text. Others use Lexile levels, Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) levels, Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) scores, grade-level expectations, or various norm-referenced assessments. Although Moses and Ogden assess reading performance of young learners using these tools, they note that a more general understanding of literacy progression helps to inform decisions made about developmentally appropriate practice. The National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and International Reading Association (IRA) identify phases in a continuum of early reading and writing (1998).

Moses and Ogden note that, IRA and NAEYC recommend effective reading instruction for kindergarten and primary grades that includes but is not limited to the following:

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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition Twitter Chat

ContinChat-1080x1080Irene Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell hosted their monthly Twitter chat on Thursday, March 31st at 8pm eastern. They focused the conversation on The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition due out fall 2016. Below is a transcript of the chat with details about the new expanded edition.  

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Resource Support Team: Sara Baker on Leveled Literacy Instruction

The Heinemann Resource Support Team is here to help educators who are looking to purchase Heinemann Curricular or Intervention Resources but do not have the funding available to do so. Our new Grant Assistance portal provides the support you need to apply for grants. Click here to visit. This post profiles Sara Baker, a learning specialist in Vermont.

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Resource Support Team: Dr. Katie Fradley on The Benchmark Assessment System

The Heinemann Resource Support Team is here to help educators who are looking to purchase Heinemann Curricular or Intervention Resources but do not have the funding available to do so. Our new Grant Assistance portal provides the support you need to apply for grants. Click here to visit

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