Now, with the help of Fountas and Pinnell's Classroom Management you can see for yourself how to create, organize, and manage a classroom environment that encourages and supports independent literacy learning.
Part one, Managing the Day, demonstrates how one first-grade teacher has successfully set up her classroom. You'll see how good organization enables her to flow whole-group, small-group, and independent student work times; fit in individual assessment; introduce meaningful minilessons; create and use activity centers; make literacy connections between science and social studies; involve children in language and word study; support shared writing, independent writing, interactive writing, and conferring; and include guided reading sessions and independent reading.
The second part, Planning for Effective Teaching, reveals how to organize materials and manage your time. Now alone, the same teacher gives a behind-the-scenes look at the various literacy centers and the details of creating a learning environment. You'll discover how to set up literacy centers using workboard icons; art, poetry, listening, writing, and word-study centers; word walls; browsing boxes; work crates and folders; and binders to plan and record children's learning.