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Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Teal System

Levels U - Z

By Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell

Powerful, supplementary intervention designed to bring struggling readers to grade level through fast-paced lessons and original, captivating books created specifically for middle and high school readers. 


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List Price: $6,187.50

Web/School Price: $4,950.00


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Full Description

Engaging. Efficient. Effective.

The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI) is a small-group, supplementary intervention designed for students who find reading and writing difficult. LLI is designed to bring students quickly up to grade-level competency.

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Watch the "Teaching Struggling Readers in Grades 5-12" Webinar

LLI serves those students who need intensive support to achieve grade-level competency. These students are the lowest achieving students in the classroom who are not receiving another supplementary intervention. Each lesson in the LLI system also provides specific suggestions for supporting English language learners who are selected for the system.

Fountas & Pinnell’s Leveled Literacy Intervention Teal System, Levels U–Z

Powerful, supplementary intervention designed to bring struggling readers to grade level through fast-paced lessons and original, captivating books created specifically for middle and high school readers. 

  • Explicit direct instruction in 45 minute lessons, 5 days a week for small groups of 4 students
  • 144 original, high-interest titles (60% nonfiction / 40% fiction)
  • Novel study to support sustained reading of literature
  • Optional test preparation lessons with grade level CCSS alignments
  • Systematic, intentional vocabulary development
  • Embedded professional development
  • Efficient Online Data Management System
  • Level-by-level guidance from The Literacy Continuum

Seven systems are available for LLI. Each system supports instruction at different levels A–Z on the F&P Text Level Gradient™: ​

  • LLI Orange System, Second Edition: Levels A–E
  • LLI Green System, Second Edition: Levels A–K
  • LLI Blue System, Second Edition: Levels C–N
  • LLI Red System: Levels L–Q
  • LLI Gold System: Levels O–T
  • LLI Purple System: Levels R–W
  • LLI Teal System: Levels U–Z

Leveled books are a key component in helping children become competent readers. Each LLI system includes a collection of brand new, carefully leveled books to provide enough support and a small amount of challenge so the reader can learn on the text and make small steps toward grade-level goals.

All systems have organized lessons around the following quantities of leveled books:

Assessment is the key to forming successful groups and determining the students for whom intervention would be most appropriate, and the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System helps assess students at the entry and exit points for the LLI system. Both systems are based on the F&P Text Level Gradient™. A–Z, which is correlated to grade level.

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Additional Resource Information

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Take a deeper dive into the books in LLI Teal

Watch the "Teaching Struggling Readers in Grades 5-12" Webinar

Watch LLI K-8 Overview Webinar

Unpacking your Leveled Literacy Intervention System Video Series




Companion Resources

Reading Record Apps and In-App Content
Go paperless!
For even greater convenience, iPad® users can take paperless assessments with the Fountas & Pinnell Reading Record App for all seven Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) systems. This is an efficient alternative to taking a Reading Record on paper. The Fountas & Pinnell Reading Record App and its corresponding app content accurately analyzes reading and accuracy rate, self-correction ratio, and fluency and comprehension scores to reveal students’ progress. Results sync wirelessly to the Online Data Management System (subscription required).

The Online Data Management System
The Online Data Management System is a secure and efficient way for teachers and administrators to manage assessment data. Features include collecting, analyzing, and reporting data at the individual and class level; monitoring progress of instructional and independent reading levels; and customizing reports to meet class, school and district needs. A one-year subscription is included with the purchase of each LLI System.

Supporting Materials

WWC Report: Leveled Literacy Intervention Has Positive Impacts for Beginning Readers  

The Fountas & Pinnell Online Resources 
The Fountas & Pinnell Online Resources site is a repository of resources and videos that support the LLI Systems. Access to this site is included with the purchase of an LLI System. The use of these materials will save you valuable preparation time.


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