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Leveled Books, K-8 Matching Texts to Readers for Effective Teaching

ISBN-10: 0325008183
ISBN-13: 9780325008189
Edition: 2005
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Description: For ten years and over two classic books, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell have described how to analyze the characteristics of texts and select just-the-right book to use for guided reading instruction. Now, for the first time, all of their  More...

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Book details

List price: $43.13
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 12/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

For ten years and over two classic books, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell have described how to analyze the characteristics of texts and select just-the-right book to use for guided reading instruction. Now, for the first time, all of their thinking and research has been updated and brought together into Leveled Books (K8) to form the ultimate guide to choosing and using books from kindergarten through middle school.Fountas and Pinnell take you through every aspect of leveled books, describing how to select and use them for different purposes in your literacy program and offering prototype descriptions of fiction and nonfiction books at each level. They share advice on: the role of leveled books in reading instruction analyzing the characteristics of fiction and nonfiction texts using benchmark books to assess instructional levels for guided reading selecting books for both guided and independent reading organizing high-quality classroom libraries acquiring books and writing proposals to fund classroom-library purchases creating a school book room. In addition, Fountas and Pinnell explain the leveling process in detail so that you can tentatively level any appropriate book that you want to use in your instruction. Best of all, Leveled Books (K8) is one half of a new duo of resources that will change how you look at leveled books. Its companion - - is a searchable and frequently updated website that includes over 16,000 titles. With Leveled Books (K8) youll know how and why to choose books for your readers, and with www.FountasandPinnellLeveledBooks.com, youll have the ideal tool at your fingertips for finding appropriate books for guided reading.

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.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Why Match Books to Readers?
A Gradient of Text: What, Why, and How?
A Comprehensive and Effective Literacy Curriculum
The Text Base for an Effective Language and Literacy Program
Thinking About the Readability of Texts
Text Factors Related to Accessibility
Putting Text Analysis into Action
Creating and Using a High-Quality Leveled Book Collection
Finding the Right Books for Readers
Using Leveled Books in Guided Reading
Understanding Levels of Text: A to I
Understanding Levels of Text: J to M
Understanding Levels of Text: N to S
Understanding Levels of Text: T to Z
The Classroom Library for Independent Reading
The Classroom Collection for Guided Reading
Creating and Using a School Bookroom
Book Clubs, Gifts, and Cost-Effective Planning
How to Write Grant Proposals to Acquire More Books
Appendices
References
Index

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