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D15 is piloting new literacy curriculum & materials for K-3

March 5, 2019

As part of a district-wide curriculum refresh, District 15 is piloting new literacy curriculum and materials in select grade K-3 classrooms this school year.

Fountas & Pinnell Classroom (FPC) is a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction. The system is designed to support whole-group, small-group and independent learning opportunities. 

Teachers and students have reported a positive experience using the curriculum during its pilot year. Teacher Heather Howard said students have been thrilled to explore new texts as part of FPC.

"I can't tell you how much I love this curriculum, more importantly, how excited my students are! These books are strengthening my students’ connections across cultures, text, and creating a genuine love for reading," Howard said. 

All K-3 classrooms will implement FPC in the 2019-20 school year, with a broader curriculum roll-out over the next two school years.

New literacy materials