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Multi-Day Institute:
LLI Primary Grades K-2 Institute

Presented by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

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Intervening for Literacy Success with LLI K-2 - Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) for Grades K, 1, and 2 (Levels A-N/Orange, Green, and Blue)

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 3-5. Please see LLI 3-5 Systems (Red, Gold, and Purple, Grades 3-5) for details on this additional event.

The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI) for grades K-2 is a small-group, supplementary research-based intervention system designed for children who find reading and writing difficult. LLI can bring children to grade-level proficiency in an average of 14-18 weeks when implemented with fidelity.

In this interactive two-day institute, participants will be provided with a deep understanding of the LLI Orange, Green, and Blue systems for K-2 and how they can best be implemented in the classroom.

Seven systems are available for LLI. Each supports instruction at different levels on the F&P Text Gradient™. This institute delves deeply in to the first three: LLI Orange, kindergarten, levels A-C plus booster; LLI Green, grade 1, levels A-J plus booster; and LLI Blue, grade 2, levels C-N.

Two-Day Agenda* - Institute 1 / July 24-25, 2017

Teaching Readers Who Struggle and Teaching Within LLI Lessons in the Primary Grades

This two-day institute will focus on understanding the reading and writing challenges of children who struggle with literacy learning and how to provide effective teaching within the LLI primary lessons. Participants will review excerpts of sample lessons and instructional routines in the primary grade lessons. They will also learn how to monitor students using technology, and ways systematic observation of reading and writing behaviors can inform teaching decisions.

Learning Goals:

  • Learn about the LLI Orange, Green, and Blue 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 of video tutorial on coding and analyzing reading behaviors and linking it to teaching
  • Introduction to the F&P Text Gradient™ and "ladder of texts" that support student progress across time
  • Introduction to the LLI lesson framework
  • Learn how to provide effective introduction of new texts and ways to support children as they read
  • Learn how to conduct a meaningful discussion of a text
  • Learn about supporting word-analysis strategies
  • Provide a forum to discuss explicit phonics lessons to help children learn about how words work
  • View and discuss a set of core instructional routines
  • Learn about the "Getting Started" framework at grades K and 1 for students who have limited experience with print
  • Learn about the reading-writing connection
  • Learn about using the Choice Library to enhance student progress
  • Analyze highly engaging and well-constructed fiction and nonfiction texts, including series books, to interest and support young readers
  • Examine specific, facilitative teacher language that supports children’s development of independent problem-solving behaviors

* Agenda subject to change.

Who Should Attend?

  • Users of LLI grades K-2 who plan to implement it in their classrooms
  • Literacy teachers, Title 1 teachers, and other reading resource teachers who work with children reading below level N (beginning third grade level)
  • Special Education teachers who work with children 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

07/24/2017-07/25/2017 - Overland Park, KS

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Availability: Available When: 07/24/2017 - 07/25/2017 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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