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Multi-Day Institute:
LLI Intermediate Grades 3-5 Institute

Presented by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

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LLI 3-5

Intervening for Literacy Success with Intermediate Students - Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) for Grades 3, 4, and 5 (Levels L-W/Red, Gold, and Purple)

Developed by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell
Presented by Fountas & Pinnell-trained Consultants

Special Note: A consecutive institute is being held for grades K-2. Please see LLI K-2 Systems (Orange, Green and Blue, Grades K-2) for details on this additional event.

The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI) for grades 3-5 is a small-group, supplementary research-based intervention system designed for students who find reading and writing difficult. LLI can bring students to grade-level proficiency in as little as 18-24 weeks when implemented with fidelity.

Continue learning in our companion institute, where you will be introduced to and trained on the LLI Red, Gold, and Purple systems for grades 3, 4, and 5, levels L–W. In this interactive two-day institute, participants will be provided with a deep understanding of the LLI Red, Gold, and Purple systems for grades 3-5 and how they specifically meet the needs of older struggling readers.

The lesson design for LLI Red, Gold, and Purple has been extended and intensified beyond the earlier levels and assumes the following:

  • 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week
  • 4 students at a time
  • 18-24+ weeks of explicit, intensive instruction

Two-Day Agenda* - Institute 2 / July 26-27, 2017

Teaching Readers Who Struggle at the Intermediate Level

This two-day institute will focus on understanding the reading and writing challenges of student in grades 3-5 who struggle with literacy learning, and how to provide effective teaching within the LLI lessons. Participants will learn how to code and analyze reading behaviors, scheduling, student grouping, teacher language and supporting students’ sustained attention and comprehension of texts.

Learning Goals:

  • Learn about the LLI Red, Gold, and Purple System components and the principles upon which they are based
  • Learn about the use of systematic assessment to select students for intervention and monitor their progress
  • Review video tutorial on coding and analyzing reading behaviors and linking assessment to instruction
  • Introduction to the F&P Text Gradient™ at higher levels
  • Introduction to the LLI lesson framework
  • Learn about recommendations for addressing essential strategic actions at higher text levels through text introductions and discussions
  • Learn how to conduct high-level book discussions
  • Analyze a variety of fiction and nonfiction series books
  • Understand how to support deep comprehension of texts
  • Examine the levels of teacher language that support student self-regulation and independence
  • Learn how different forms of writing can be used to support comprehension
  • Deepen understanding of research-based instructional procedures related to word study, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension
  • Learn about the supportive resources in the Literacy Notebook
  • Learn about grouping and regrouping students
  • Talk about the use of specific, facilitative teacher language to support extended discussion

* Agenda subject to change.

Who Should Attend?

  • Users of LLI grades K-2 who would like to preview the intermediate grade 3-5 systems
  • Users of LLI grades 3-5 who plan to implement it in their classrooms
  • Literacy teachers, Title 1 teachers, and other reading resource teachers who work with students reading below level W
  • Special Education teachers who work with students reading below grade level
  • Staff development personnel and literacy coaches who support teachers working with struggling readers

Pricing Information

The cost of this institute is $695.00 per person and includes the following:

  • Breakfast and lunch each full day.
  • A certificate of attendance for 1 CEU/10 clock hours.
  • All materials required to participate in the institute.

For a group of three or more registering for the same session at the same time, we offer a group rate of $655.00 per person.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

07/26/2017-07/27/2017 - Overland Park, KS

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Availability: Available When: 07/26/2017 - 07/27/2017 Where:
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Ctr
6100 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211
Special Room Rates:
Single: $159.00
Double: $159.00
(You must mention you are attending a Heinemann event.)
Reservation Phone: +(866)837-4214
Reservations must be made by 06/30/2017.
Closest Airport: Kansas City International Airport

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