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October 8 @ 10:00 am October 10 @ 4:00 pm

Leveled Literacy Intervention in Grades K-2

Evidence-based intensive intervention to support accelerated literacy learning.

In this 6-day training, learn how to teach a highly structured, evidence-based small-group intervention for students in grades K–2.

Register to participate in-person at Lesley University or virtually!

October 8-10 and December 3-5, 2024
 10:00 am -12:30 pm & 1:30 – 4:00 pm (EST)
Number of Days:
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual
Grade Levels:
Literacy Intervention
  • Classroom Teachers & Interventionists
Earn 36 PD hours or 3 or 6 graduate credits
$1,950 + cost of LLI system
  • Separate fees for graduate credit (see Requirements & Graduate Credit tab for more info)
  • Literacy Collaborative Affiliation Discount available
Course Description & Outcomes
In-Person at Lesley or Virtual
Policies & Graduate Credit Option


Gain an understanding of the Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) system and how you can use it to improve students’ literacy and learning.

This 6-day offering will help you get the most out of implementing Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), a highly structured, evidence-based literacy intervention that improves outcomes for a variety of students in need of extra literacy support. Proven effective with multilingual learners, children diagnosed as dyslexic, and other struggling readers, LLI provides a sequential and comprehensive system for achieving accelerated reading progress. This small-group intervention integrates assessment and instruction to differentiate for the needs of individual students. In this training, you will learn how to use LLI for students in grades K-2.

Course Topics

  • Using high quality texts to build knowledge and support the development of foundational skills
  • Using systematic phonemic awareness and phonics
  • Assessing and grouping students
  • Using progress-monitoring across lessons
  • Strengthening encoding and decoding skills
  • Supporting multilingual learners
  • Analyzing reading behaviors to integrate assessment and instruction
  • Teaching and reinforcing reading and writing strategies
  • Deepening comprehension and vocabulary development
  • Supporting writing development

You’ll earn 36 professional development hours upon completion of this training, or you can take it for 3 graduate credits.

Looking for Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) in Grades 3-8? Click here

Gen Arcovio, Literacy TrainerHeadshot of Genevieve Arcovio

Gen worked as a literacy specialist and teacher in public schools for many years before joining the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative as a Literacy Trainer. She has experience as a Reading Recovery teacher, classroom teacher, interventionist, and literacy coach. Over the years, she has worked with many students, educators, and administrators in the area of literacy acquisition and learning. 


You may choose to attend this training in-person at Lesley University or virtually in real time. Should any of the conditions change and it is determined the training will be offered virtually only, you will be notified as soon as possible. We recommend that you contact us before reserving travel and lodging.

If you choose to attend in-person, the training room will have Lesley University’s HyFlex Classroom Technology to support an engaging learning environment for in-person and virtual participants. If you have questions about in-person or virtual attendance, please email us at

In-person participants are required to follow the Lesley safety protocols noted on the Policies & Graduate Credit tab.


Required Materials

You must be able to have access to the LLI Primary Systems (Text Levels A–N/Orange, Green, or Blue) and be able to use these materials to teach students.

You must have access to:

  • LLI System Guide (2nd Edition) or LLI Program Guide (1st Edition) for one grade level (Orange, Green, or Blue)
  • When Reader’s Struggle: Teaching That Works, by Irene Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell
  • LLI online resources to the corresponding grade level
  • Either version of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum:
    • Fountas, I.C.  & Pinnell, G.S. (2022).  The Fountas & Pinnell literacy continuum: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching, grades prek-8, second edition. Heinemann.
    • Fountas, I.C.  & Pinnell, G.S. (2016).  The Fountas & Pinnell literacy continuum: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching, grades prek-8, expanded edition. Heinemann.
  • LLI online resources for the system grade level you are teaching

To learn more or purchase the LLI Primary Systems (Orange, Green, or Blue), click here.

Email us at if you do not have access to all of these materials.

Graduate Credit Option

With additional assignments and fees, this course can be taken for 3 or 6 graduate credits. Contact to register for credit.

  • 3 graduate credits: $4,650 ($1,950 + $875*/credit + $25*/credit comprehensive fee) + required LLI system *subject to change
  • 6 graduate credits: $7,350 ($1,950 + $875*/credit + $25*/credit comprehensive fee) + required LLI system *subject to change
  • Course number: EEDUC 6161 YL1

Cancellation Deadline & Refund Policies


You must cancel your registration no later than two weeks before the first day of training to get a full refund. If you cancel your registration within the two weeks prior to the first day of training, you will be charged a $50 processing fee. Email if you have a cancellation or substitution request. Regardless of weather conditions, if the event is held but you cannot attend, you will be billed for the full amount.

Graduate Credit

Review the university’s cancellation and refund policies for credit bearing courses.

Registration Deadline & Shipping Policies

The registration portal closes two business days before the first day of training to allow the minimum amount of time to ship additional training materials (if applicable).

If you register within two weeks before the registration portal closes, you may incur additional fees for expedited shipping. You may still experience delays in receiving your materials.

Requirements for Participation

After the training, you will receive a certificate of attendance for your participation. To receive a complete certificate, participation during the specified times is required. Additional work may be assigned to meet the professional development hours.

On-Site Professional Development

We can deliver this training to your school/district. This option can be delivered virtually or in-person for a group within your school/district. For detailed costs, complete our online form to request this training for your school/district and we will contact you.

Interested in professional learning at your school or district? Schedule a meeting with one of our faculty trainers.

“I liked the pacing, organization, and the sample lessons. I am relatively new to Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) and feel I came away with a much deeper understanding of the program. I am looking forward to implementing many of the writing strategies and hopefully, making my lessons much more efficient.”

Mary M., Interventionist, Monomoy Regional School District, MA

“I was hesitant to do this training online, but it couldn’t have been better! The trainer seamlessly blended peer interaction with PowerPoints, videos, and readings. It was wonderful to learn about the research and design of LLI.”

Rachel G., Literacy Interventionist, Sanford School Department, ME

“I really appreciated how responsive the training was. The instructor was so knowledgeable and was able to respond in depth about questions or concerns that came up throughout the training.”

Breanne V., Special Education Teacher, Middleborough Public Schools, MA