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Fountas & Pinnell Classroom Pilot at Simon Elementary

We are excited to share that for the next six weeks, from Monday, March 2nd - Friday,
April 24th, some of our Simon staff are piloting a new English & Language Arts Curriculum
(ELA) from Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC). Often referred to as the leaders in literacy,
the resources from Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ are considered to be at the forefront of
research when it comes to ELA curriculum and instruction.

The process to research new and effective methods of providing meaningful instruction
that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards is part of our district’s 2019-2020 Strategic
Plan for Curriculum. Piloting curriculum materials is crucial to the selection process and will
allow the ELA Pilot Teacher Team to investigate, inform, and evaluate the potential for future
school implementation for the 2020-2021 school year. Any changes to curriculum is something
we take very seriously.

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction
for all students. The System is designed to support whole-group, small-group and independent
learning opportunities including: interactive read-aloud, reading mini lessons, shared reading,
phonics/spelling/word study lessons, and guided reading.  Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is
rich with authentic texts, lessons, minilessons and professional tools & learning for a systematic,
transformative approach to literacy instruction.  This curriculum combines phonics, reading and
writing into one practice.

Winnebago Schools District Office

304 East McNair Road
Winnebago, IL 61088

Phone: 815.335.2456
Fax: 815.335.7574

Office Hours
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304 East McNair Road
Winnebago IL 61088

Phone: 815.335.2456
Fax: 815.335.7574
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.