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August 19 @ 9:00 am August 20 @ 3:30 pm

Introduction to Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™

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Lead your students to a literate, successful life.

This 2-day training introduces a system for teaching students that creates authentic experiences in reading, thinking, talking, writing, and reflecting in all classroom settings.

Register to participate in-person at Lesley University or virtually!

August 19-20, 2024
9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Number of Days:
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual
Grade Levels:
Literacy Teaching
  • Classroom Teachers & Interventionists
  • Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
  • District & School Leadership
Earn 12 PD hours
  • Includes professional texts (Literacy Quick Guide)
  • Literacy Collaborative Affiliation Discount available
Course Description & Outcomes
In-Person at Lesley or Virtual
Requirements & Policies


The Fountas and Pinnell Classroom™ is a system of providing literacy instruction to students by using a variety of texts and approaches. This system is rich with texts, lessons, and professional tools that will transform your approach to literacy instruction.

This 2-day training is designed for individuals and teams of teachers, literacy specialists, and school leaders PreK-6 who plan to or are presently implementing Fountas and Pinnell Classroom™, first or second editions.

Expand student learning beyond the classroom. Learn how to teach your students in whole group, small group, and independent contexts using methods that include:

  • Interactive Read-Aloud
  • Reading Minilessons
  • Writing Minilessons
  • Shared Reading
  • Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study
  • Guided Reading
  • Book Clubs
  • Independent Reading

You’ll earn 12 professional development hours in this training.

Gen Arcovio, Literacy TrainerHeadshot of Genevieve Arcovio

Gen worked as a literacy specialist and teacher in public schools for many years before joining the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative as a Literacy Trainer. She has experience as a Reading Recovery teacher, classroom teacher, interventionist, and literacy coach. Over the years, she has worked with many students, educators, and administrators in the area of literacy acquisition and learning. 


You may choose to attend this training in-person at Lesley University or virtually in real time. Should any of the conditions change and it is determined the training will be offered virtually only, you will be notified as soon as possible. We recommend that you contact us before reserving travel and lodging.

If you choose to attend in-person, the training room will have Lesley University’s HyFlex Classroom Technology to support an engaging learning environment for in-person and virtual participants. If you have questions about in-person or virtual attendance, please email us at

In-person participants are required to follow the Lesley safety protocols.


Cancellation Deadline & Refund Policies

If you cancel your registration prior to the first day of training, you will be charged a $50 processing fee. Email if you have a cancellation or substitution request. Regardless of weather conditions, if the event is held but you cannot attend, you will be billed for the full amount.

Registration Deadline & Shipping Policies

If you register within the week prior to the first day of this training, you may incur additional fees for expedited shipping. You may experience delays in receiving your materials.

Requirements for Participation

After the training, you will receive a certificate of attendance for your participation. To receive a complete certificate, participation during the specified times is required. Additional work may be assigned to meet the professional development hours.


With Your Colleagues Option

We can tailor the professional learning on the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ system to your needs. It can include a combination of interactive read-aloud, reading mini-lessons, shared reading, guided reading, independent reading, word study lessons, and book clubs. Your school team will develop shared understandings and learn to integrate responsive teaching into practice through hands-on learning experiences.

This option can be delivered virtually or in-person for a group within your school/district.

Fees & Policies

  • Fees are determined by the number of participants and the duration of training.
  • If applicable, travel expenses for each trainer (airfare, hotel, meals, and rental car) are an additional cost to be paid by the district.
  • Professional development sessions that require extensive travel or overnight stays (if applicable) may incur an additional surcharge.
  • If the number of participants exceeds the maximum, another trainer may be needed. This will increase training costs and travel expenses.
  • Unless otherwise noted, fees do not include the cost of any required books or materials. The faculty trainer will consult with the district to select books based on the topics and the district’s needs.
  • School districts in the same geographic area participating in the same training may combine their resources to meet participant minimums. Payment must be on one district’s purchase order.

For detailed costs, complete our online form to request this training for your school/district and we will contact you.

Interested in professional learning at your school or district? Schedule a meeting with one of our faculty trainers.

“I loved this training! I now feel like I have a better grasp on implementing all areas of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom into my literacy block. The trainer was so articulate, helpful, and explained things very well. I liked how she let us work in our small groups and then discuss afterwards.”

Brianna B., Classroom Teacher, Duneland School Corporation, IN

“I’m excited to use this program for the first time to help my students scaffold their learning.”

Holly H., Classroom Teacher, Hancock Grammar School, ME

“Thank you for sharing your knowledge in a practical way. The focus on what’s purposeful and makes the most sense for readers in a classroom setting is invigorating.”

Nicole P., Literacy Coach, Sayreville Public Schools, NJ