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Multi-Day Institute:
LLI Intermediate, Middle, Secondary Grades 3-12 / A Virtual Institute

Presented by Fountas & Pinnell Consultants

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LLI 3-12

Intervening for Literacy Success with Intermediate, Middle, and Secondary Students, Grades 3–12 (Levels L-Z / Red, Gold, Purple, and Teal)

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

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

The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI) for grades 3-12 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 for LLI grades 3–12 when implemented with fidelity.

In this interactive virtual multi-day institute, participants will be provided with an understanding of the LLI Red, Gold, Purple, and Teal Systems for grades 3–12 and how they specifically meet the needs of struggling readers in those grades, 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.

While this virtual LLI institute remains identical in scope and content to our classic in-person institutes, this fall we have added a third virtual day to each institute. This additional day is designed to be responsive to your successes, challenges, and unanswered questions following implementation of what you had previously learned.

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

  • Teaching to be done with students in a school setting
  • 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week
  • 4 students at a time
  • 18-24+ weeks of explicit, intensive instruction

Virtual Institute 2 Agenda*

October 7-8, 2020 / Bonus Day: November 20, 2020

Intervening for Literacy Success with Intermediate, Middle, and Secondary Students, Grades 3–12

During this grade 3–12 virtual institute, you will:

  • Learn about the LLI Red, Gold, Purple, and Teal System components and the principles upon which they are based
  • See how to use systematic assessment to select students for intervention and monitor their progress
  • Review video tutorials on coding and analyzing reading behavior and linking assessment to instruction
  • Be introduced to the F&P Text Gradient™ at higher levels
  • Receive an introduction to the LLI lesson framework and learn how to teach each component of the lesson
  • Review recommendations for addressing essential strategic actions at higher text levels through text introductions and discussions
  • Determine how to conduct high-level book discussions and the facilitative teacher language that supports this discussion and leads to deeper comprehension of texts
  • Analyze a variety of fiction and nonfiction books
  • Deepen understanding of research-based instructional procedures related to word study, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension
  • Learn about grouping and regrouping students.

Daily Schedule*, 8:30am – 3:30pm, Pacific Time

8:30am – 9:45am: Session
9:45am – 10:15am: Break
10:15am – 11:30am: Session
11:30am – 12:30pm: Break
12:30pm – 1:45pm: Session
1:45pm – 2:15pm: Break
2:15pm – 3:30pm: Session

While our institutes are scheduled for a specific time zone, anyone from any time zone is welcome to enroll. Please be sure to adjust your attendance time to the time zone listed.

*Agenda and daily schedule subject to change.

Who Should Attend?

  • Users of LLI grades K-2 who would like to preview the grade 3-12 systems
  • Users of LLI grades 3-12 who plan to implement it
  • Literacy teachers, Title 1 teachers, and other reading resource teachers who work with students reading below level Z
  • 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 special discounted rate for this virtual institute is $635 per person and offers 1 CEU/10 clock hours.

Video Restriction Statement

The interactive portion of this event will be recorded. This recording is housed in the secure platform used to host the event, and will not be shared with any other department or platform.

Accessing a Virtual Institute

Logging in and participating in an online Virtual Institute is easy. A series of emails will be sent to the address you provide on your registration form to confirm your enrollment and provide information and a link to access the secure Virtual Institute site.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

10/07/2020-10/08/2020 - Pacific Time (PT) - Virtual Institute, Online

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Pacific Time (PT) - Virtual Institute, Online

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