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–5.
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.
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Using the LLI Red System (grade 3) and Gold System (grade 4), this professional development training will provide you with an introduction to an effective literacy intervention for struggling readers in the intermediate 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 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.
Full List of Literacy Professional Development in Cambridge
The Effective Literacy Coach Training
Guided Reading Introduction - Grades K-2
Guided Reading Introduction - Grades 3-8
Leveled Literacy Intervention Training
Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary in the Reading/Writing Classroom
Summer Literacy Institute
School Leaders Seminar
On-Site Literacy Professional Development at Your School
Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
Melissa Fasten, Project Manager
This event will take place on campus:
Lesley UniversityUniversity Hall1815 Massachusetts AvenueCambridge, MA 02140
University Hall is closest to the MBTA Red Line Porter Square stop.
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When you attend one of our institutes, courses, or conferences, you will receive a certificate of attendance which you can then turn into Professional Development Points (PDPs) in your school district.
Learn more about earning PDPs [pdf].
Heinemann Publishing can provide you with more information about Leveled Literacy Intervention for the primary and intermediate grades.