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

Presented by Fountas & Pinnell Consultants

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Teaching Readers Who Struggle and Teaching Within LLI Lessons in the Primary Grades, K, 1, and 2 (Levels A-N / Orange, Green, and Blue)

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

Special Note: A consecutive institute is being held for grades 3-12. Please see LLI Systems Grades 3-12 (Red, Gold, Purple, and Teal) 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 for LLI grades K–2 when implemented with fidelity.

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.

Participants will be provided with an understanding of the LLI Orange, Green, and Blue Systems for K-2 and how they can best be implemented with students who struggle with literacy learning in the classroom. You’ll review excerpts of sample lessons and instructional routines in the primary grade lessons, and also learn how to monitor students using technology, and how systematic observation of reading and writing behaviors can inform teaching decisions.

Two-Day Agenda* - Institute 1 / November 9-10, 2020

Teaching Readers Who Struggle and Teaching Within LLI Lessons in the Primary Grades, K, 1, and 2

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.

During this grade K-2 institute, you will:

  • Learn about the LLI Orange, Green, and Blue 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™ and "ladder of texts" that support student progress across time
  • Receive an introduction to the LLI lesson framework and learn how to teach each component of the lesson
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 personalized certificate of attendance for 1 CEU/10 clock hours.

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.

The earlier you register, the more you save!

Early Bird Special!

Register by September 29, 2020 and save!

  • Individual..................................................$635.00

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Please note that during this event, photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By attending this event, you agree to be photographed, filmed, and/or recorded, and give permission for Heinemann to use your likeness in any promotional and/or marketing materials. If you do not wish to be photographed, filmed, and/or recorded, you must see a Heinemann facilitator or staff member to sign an opt-out form, and have your picture taken for identification purposes. Failure to do so will assume permission has been given to use your likeness in any marketing and/or promotional materials.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

11/09/2020-11/10/2020 - Iselin, NJ

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Availability: Available When: 11/09/2020 - 11/10/2020 Where:
Delta Hotels Woodbridge
515 US Highway 1 South
Iselin, NJ 08830
Special Room Rates:
Single: $159.00
Double: $159.00
(You must mention you are attending a Heinemann event.)
Reservation Phone: +1(800)468-3571
Reservations must be made by 10/16/2020.
Click here to place your reservation online.
Closest Airport: Newark Liberty International Airport

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