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Multi-Day Institute:
LLI Intermediate & Middle Grades 3-8 / A Virtual Institute

Presented by Fountas & Pinnell Consultants

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LLI 3-8

Intervening for Literacy Success with Intermediate and Middle Students, Grades 3-8 (Levels L-W / Red, Gold, and Purple)

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

Special Note: A separate virtual institute for grades K-2 is being presented in October. Please see LLI Systems Grades K-2 (Orange, Green, and Blue) for details on this additional event. See all 2022 scheduled LLI Multi-Day Institutes here.

The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI) for grades 3-8 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 3-8 when implemented with fidelity.

In this interactive virtual multi-day institute, participants will be provided with an understanding of the LLI Red, Gold, and Purple Systems for grades 3-8 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.

This virtual LLI institute remains identical in scope and content to our classic in-person institutes, but 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, and Purple 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, five days a week
  • Four students at a time
  • 18-24+ weeks of explicit, intensive instruction

Virtual Institute Agenda*

Days 1-2: October 13-14, 2022 / Day 3: November 10, 2022

Intervening for Literacy Success with Intermediate and Middle Students, Grades 3-8

During this grade 3-8 virtual institute, you will:

  • Learn about the LLI Red, Gold, and Purple 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*, 11:00am – 6:00pm, Eastern Time

11:00am – 12:15pm: Session
12:15pm – 12:45pm: Break
12:45pm – 2:00pm: Session
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Break
3:00pm – 4:15pm: Session
4:15pm – 4:45pm: Break
4:45pm – 6:00pm: 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 systems for grades 3-8
  • Users of LLI grades 3-8 who plan to implement the systems
  • Literacy teachers, Title 1 teachers, and other reading 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 (July 1 - December 31, 2022 Events)

The tuition fee for this virtual institute is $519.00 per person and offers 1.5 CEU/15 clock hours. Tuition also includes access to the recorded institute for 30 days, which begins on the date you receive the link to the final session's recording. Please note, access cannot be extended past 30 days.

Event Videography

Heinemann will record all virtual events, including full-group and breakout sessions where your camera and microphone may be turned on. This recording is kept secure and will only be shared with you and your fellow attendees. Your recorded image and audio will not be used in any other way.

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

10/13/2022-10/14/2022 - Eastern Time (ET) - Virtual Institute, Online

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Eastern Time (ET) - Virtual Institute, Online

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