Literacy


A Parent's Guide to Guided Reading


Text Level Indicators

About Leveled Texts

An article written by Irene Fountas and Gay-Sue Pinnell about the research, rationale and role of leveled books in the classroom.

http://www.heinemann.com/fountasandpinnell/supportingMaterials/fountasAndPinnellTextComplexityWhitePaper.pdf

Fountas and Pinnell provide an updated overview of Guided Reading and suggestions for a balanced reading program in this article called Guided Reading: The Romance and the Reality.

http://www.heinemann.com/fountasandpinnell/supportingMaterials/Guided_Reading_Romance.pdf

A New York Times editorial on balanced literacy from a principal’s point of view

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/07/02/the-right-approach-to-reading-instruction/balanced-literacy-works-best-for-common-core

Fountas and Pinnell compare Guided Reading and Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) that is our reading intervention program.

http://www.heinemann.com/fountasandpinnell/supportingMaterials/lli/ComparingGR_LLI.pdf


Donalyn Miller is the author of The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer’s Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits (Jossey-Bass, 2014). She writes about ways to develop life-long readers.

http://readingandwritingproject.org/news/donalyn-miller-the-book-whisperer-teaches-important-lessons-about-fostering-lifelong-readers
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