Tag Archives: Irene Fountas

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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Fountas and Pinnell Text Levels: Tool or Trouble Chat Recap


On Thursday night (10/29/15), Heinemann authors Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell hosted their monthly Twitter chat on the topic of: The F&P Text Level Gradient™ – Tool or Trouble?

Below is a highlight of some of the topics discussed throughout the evening. The topic was so popular that they plan to focus on this topic again in the next chat. If you have a question you’d like the authors to address tweet them using their handle @FountasPinnell, using the hashtag #FPLiteracy, or you can email them at FountasandPinnell@heinemann.com.


Fountas and Pinnell Monthly Twitter chat on Assessment

Each month authors Irene Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell host a Twitter chat. This month their focus was on assessment.  On the topic Fountas & PInnell say, "we want our ongoing reading assessments to provide us with evidence that students are using systems of strategic actions across texts. Knowing the readers in your classroom requires regular, systematic observation, as well as the application of high-quality literacy tools. The information gained from systematic assessment of the way a reader works through text provides teachers with new understandings of the reading process."

We invite you to review the chat from Thursday night below and to read Irene Fountas' new blog here: "Are You Testing or Teaching Comprehension?"


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Fountas and Pinnell: A Conversation on Early Literacy, Early Success

Authors Fountas & Pinnell hosted their monthly Twitter chat on Thursday, January 22, 2015. The topic: “A Conversation on Early Literacy, Early Success.” Below is a review of the full chat. Click here for more information on Fountas & Pinnell.