For educators who use the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS), an engaging and practical workshop designed to help you leverage the breadth of The Literacy Continuum, the core teaching resource in each BAS system. Learn how to identify emphases for teaching using BAS results, and how to plan and teach to improve students' Literacy skills using The Literacy Continuum.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants should:

  • Be able to adeptly navigate and utilise The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum (The Literacy Continuum)
  • Be able to use evidence gathered through assessment and observation to plan for responsive teaching utilising The Literacy Continuum.
  • Understand how The Literacy Continuum can be utilised to plan for, teach and develop literacy skills.
  • Recognise the importance of using a common language across the school community to provide continuity of learning for all students.

This workshop addresses the following AITSL Standards:

  • 1.2        Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn.
  • 1.5        Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.
  • 2.1        Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
  • 2.2        Organise content into coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching programs.
  • 2.5        Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.
  • 3.1        Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students.
  • 3.2        Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.
  • 3.3        Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
  • 3.4        Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
  • 5.4        Use student assessment data to analyse and evaluate student understanding of subject/content, identifying interventions and modifying teaching practice.
  • 6.2        Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.


Completing The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum workshop will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. Accreditation is processed after completion of the workshop and only upon request.




Victorian Educators: Aspects of this workshop address AITSL Standard 1.5, which can be applied to the professional learning requirements outlined in the VIT’s Special Needs Plan.

Please note: Workshops will not be confirmed to proceed until we reach minimum numbers, so please check with us before you make any travel or accommodation bookings. 


Participants should have completed the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System: Professional Development Workshop, or have participated in equivalent professional development at their school. Participants must be familiar with the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, as it will be referred to throughout the workshop.

Read the Introduction to The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum prior to the workshop.

Bring your copy of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum and a complete BAS assessment for one student, to the workshop.

Target Audience

Educators from schools where the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System has recently been adopted, or who have joined a school where it is already in use.

Please note that this workshop is not suitable for educators who are in the process of assessing whether the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System is the best resource for their school.