With over 20 years of literacy leadership, the extensive work of Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell has coalesced into Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ - a comprehensive, systematic approach to high-quality literacy instruction.





The Fountas & Pinnell BAS 1 and BAS 2 are accurate and reliable tools to identify the instructional and independent reading levels of all students and document student progress through one-on-one formative and summative assessments. Adapted for Australian and New Zealand students.

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The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) systems are short-term, supplementary intervention resources proven to bring struggling readers to year-level competency with engaging levelled books and fast-paced, systematically designed lessons.

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Fountas & Pinnell Literacy™ resources maximize student learning with powerful tools that guide teachers' language and actions and support them in expert decision making for high-impact literacy instruction.

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"Our commitment is to develop the expertise of teachers.  We share a long history of writing books and materials that are research-based and practical for teachers."

- Irene C. Fountas and Gay Sue Pinnell

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