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Hi, Just before the end of the year we started getting training from our Reading First Specialist on using the Fountas Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System.

Prior to this we were using Benchmark books from Reading A- Z, but not the questions... just the running records.

Have any of you used the F-P program? What do you think? Any tips you would like to share?

Thanks, KathyB
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bschoob On 2/24/09, a reading teacher wrote: > I went to this post to learn about the FP program and instead I read and > reread requests for shrunken copies. Go to your copier and hit the reduce > button!!!

Have any of you used the F&P assessment with middle school students. I am a reading specialist in a high proforming district. Al...See More
Jul 6, 2009
Pamelajean On 7/06/09, bschoob wrote: > On 2/24/09, a reading teacher wrote: >> I went to this post to learn about the FP program and instead I read and >> reread requests for shrunken copies. Go to your copier and hit the reduce >> button!!! > > Have any of you used the F&P assessment with middle school students. I am > a re...See More
Oct 13, 2009
reading teacher They have an assessment system AND an intervention system - 2 different products.
Jan 25, 2010
Another reading teacher On 1/25/10, reading teacher wrote: > They have an assessment system AND an intervention system - > 2 different products.

Seriously, you all need to get your stuff together. You're probably complaining so much because your districts make you find a guided reading level and that's all. If you change the testing procedures, if you don't...See More
Mar 12, 2010
Lead Balanced Literacy teacher I teach at a middle school in Los Angeles and we've found the F&P assessment kits to be so useful. Most of our students are struggling readers and for those who are reading at or above an 8th grade reading level, we don't need the same kind of detailed data on them that a Running Record provides. We use the San Diego Quick to quickly assess the...See More
Jul 19, 2010


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