Leap into Literacy

January/February: Kindergarten

Reading: Using Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Results To Drive Instruction

Analyzing data and using it to drive instruction is crucial to students' academic success. By accessing the link to the Google Spreadsheet below, you can document your class's oral reading behaviors, comprehensive conversation skills, and written understandings by their independent and instructional levels for a true snapshot of their reading performance.


F&P Behaviors by Level


Don’t forget to use the Fountas & Pinnell criteria as a guideline when determining instructional, independent, or hard levels for reading to ensure consistent scoring practices throughout the district.


F&P Text Level Criteria


Determining F&P Reading Levels

Writing: How To Writing

Modeling the steps to teach someone how to do something is an important component of the mini lessons during this Informational Unit of Study. Access the link below to view some fun ideas for modeling “How To” pieces before sending your students off to write about their own topics.


Crayons & Cuties How To Blog


Access this link to view a sampling of “How To” mentor texts that may be helpful during this unit of study.


How To Mentor Text Poster

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