Fountas & Pinnell Reading Levels

Fountas & Pinnell (F&P) is a leveled reading system that was developed by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell.  It provides guided reading based on over forty years of research that looks across demographics, classroom settings, and instructional needs of students.  The work of Fountas & Pinnell is considered the gold standard in the area of literacy instruction.

The Fountas and Pinnell reading levels charge is shown below.

Fountas and Pinnell Chart

When leveling books in the library collection, the chart provides codes which may be used to identify specific student reading levels and may be used when checking out books to students working at specific reading levels. 

To check on a particular title, the link below will assist in determining the level of a particular title.  When you click on the link below, you will have several options.  You may search by title or pull up a list by level.  If you search by reading level, make sure you click on "Guided Reading Level", this is the Fountas & Pinnell reading levels.  Titles can also be typed to provide a reading level.


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