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Multi-Day Institute:
LLI Primary Grades K-2 Institute / A Virtual 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 separate virtual institute for grades 3-8 is being presented in November. Please see LLI Systems Grades 3-8 (Red, Gold, and Purple) for details on this additional event. See all 2021 scheduled LLI Multi-Day Institutes here.

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 virtual 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.

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.

Virtual Institute Agenda*

Days 1-2: November 4-5, 2021 / Day 3: December 8, 2021

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

This multi-day virtual 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 virtual 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.

Daily Schedule*, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Eastern Time

9:00am – 10:15am: Session
10:15am – 10:45am: Break
10:45am – 12:00pm: Session
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Break
1:00pm – 2:15pm: Session
2:15pm – 2:45pm: Break
2:45pm – 4:00pm: 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 and teachers who plan to implement the systems
  • Literacy teachers, Title 1 teachers, and other reading 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 special discounted rate for this virtual institute is $500.00 per person and offers 1.5 CEU/15 clock hours. Tuition also includes access to the recorded institute for 60 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

11/04/2021-11/05/2021 - Eastern Time (ET) - Virtual Institute, Online

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Availability: Available When: 11/04/2021 - 11/05/2021 Where:
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Eastern Time (ET) - Virtual Institute, Online

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