Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), designed by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, is a small-group, supplementary literacy intervention for the lowest-achieving students in grades K–12.
Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) is designed to close the achievement gap and bring every student to grade level performance. Leveled Literacy Intervention can be paired with Reading Recovery, a one-to-one literacy intervention for the lowest-achieving first-graders, to provide an enhanced system to ensure literacy success in the early years of schooling and an additional safety net for struggling readers and writers.
During six days of professional development, you are introduced to this supplementary intervention system designed to help teachers provide powerful, daily small-group instruction for struggling readers and writers. Primary students in LLI participate in 30-minute, intensive lessons five days per week that combine reading, writing, and phonics/word study.
Leveled Literacy Intervention for grades K–2 uses a specially-created and sequenced set of original children's books, leveled A–N. Teachers use planned lessons that enable them to do highly effective and efficient teaching, resulting in accelerated student progress.
*To attend this training, you must be able to work with at least one group of three students, five days a week, for 18 weeks, as well as attend all six days of training.
Summer 2016All trainings held from 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Cost and Registration (LLI, K–2)
Cancellations: Please cancel in writing by e-mail: email@example.com. In order to receive a refund, minus the $50 processing fee, you must cancel by the following date (Summer 2016): July 26, 2016 by 5:00 pm
Ongoing Leveled Literacy Intervention for the Primary GradesIntensive Small-Group Intervention for Struggling Readers
This professional development offering for Leveled Literacy Intervention teachers will help participants delve deeper into the theory and practice of Leveled Literacy Intervention. We will observe and analyze LLI K-2 lessons and read and discuss chapters from When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works, including chapters on comprehending, writing about reading, and effective teaching for strategic processing. Participants will bring reading and writing records from their LLI students to discuss with colleagues In order to help refine their teaching in LLI lessons.
Who Should Attend?
To attend this training, you must be able to work with at least one group of three students, five days a week, for 18 weeks, as well as attend all four days of training.
Winter 2016/Spring 2017 Dates:All trainings held from 8:30 am–3:30 pm
Cost and Registration (LLI K-2 Ongoing):
Using the LLI Red System (grade 3), Gold System (grade 4), Purple System (grade 5), and Teal System (grades 6-12), this professional development training will provide you with an introduction to an effective literacy intervention for struggling readers in the intermediate, middle, and upper grades.
Based on the essential elements of effective interventions for older students as described in the effectiveness research, Leveled Literacy Intervention provides a systematic instructional design that helps intermediate, middle, and upper grade students make accelerated progress to meet grade level expectations.
In this six-day training, you will learn rationales and procedures for high-impact lessons that engage students' attention and thinking and help them read increasingly challenging text levels successfully. Three types of lessons — standard, novel, and test preparation — are used at each level to help students improve comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and word solving strategies.
To attend this training, you must be able to work with at least one group of four students, five days a week, for 20–24 weeks, as well as attend all six days of training.
Cost and Registration (LLI, 3-12)
Cancellations: Please cancel in writing by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to receive a refund, minus the $50 processing fee, you must cancel by the following date (Summer 2016): July 5, 2016 by 5:00 pm
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If you've ever wondered about the difference between Leveled Literacy Intervention and Guided Reading, Fountas and Pinnell have put together a chart that outlines the differences.
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