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January 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am January 12, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

Leveled Literacy Intervention in Grades 3-12

Three teachers around a table. Two teachers looking down at textbook. One teacher is writing on a piece of chart paper.

Be instrumental in accelerating literacy gains for low-achieving students.

In this 6-day training, learn how to teach small-group, supplementary literacy intervention to boost literacy for the lowest-achieving students in grades 3-12.

Date(s):
January 10-12 & March 21-23, 2022
Time:
9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Number of Days:
6 days
Location:
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual
Grade Levels:
3-12
Focus:
Literacy Intervention
Audience:
  • Classroom Teachers, Interventionists & Specialists
Credit:
Non-credit; graduate credit available
Cost:
$1,950 + cost of required LLI system
  • Literacy Collaborative Affiliation Discount available
  • Additional fees for graduate credit
Course Description & Topics
Trainer
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual
Requirements, Policies & Graduate Credit

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

The Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) system, developed by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, prepares teachers to provide intensive instruction to small groups of struggling readers and writers. In this training, you’ll learn how to use LLI for students in the intermediate, middle, and upper grades.

Learn about procedures and rationales for lessons that engage students and improve reading proficiency. Discover ways to help students read increasingly challenging texts. Gain an understanding of the systems and how to use three types of lessons—standard, novel, and test preparation—to support students’ development.

Course Topics

  • Support with remote learning
  • Assessing and grouping students; using progress monitoring across lessons
  • Understanding the odd and even standard lesson framework
  • Understanding fiction and nonfiction texts and analyzing text characteristics
  • Teaching for vocabulary development, fluency, and understanding
  • Teaching for word study and writing about reading
  • Using test preparation lessons and engaging students in the novel study lesson sequence

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

Looking for Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) in Grades K-2? Click here.

Linda Murphy, Literacy Trainer

Linda Murphy Headsht

Linda has worked in school districts in New York in a variety of roles and settings. Prior to her joining the center at Lesley University, Linda held positions as a principal of an intermediate school, a Director of English Language Arts, Social Studies and Reading, a district trainer for Literacy Collaborative Intermediate, a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader and a classroom teacher. Linda holds licenses in Elementary Education and School District Administration.

 

Transition from In-Person to Virtual:

In-person training is currently available to a limited number of participants and you may choose that option. You will be required to follow the Lesley safety protocol.

Should any of the conditions change and it is determined the training can be offered online only, you will be notified as soon as possible. We recommend that you email us at CRRLC@lesley.edu before reserving travel and lodging.

At this point in time, participants who have opted to come to Lesley University for the in-person format of professional learning must be prepared to:

  • Send proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before December 23 to CRRLC@lesley.edu.
  • Send a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before January 10 and March 21 to CRRLC@lesley.edu.
  • Submit a COVID Self-Assessment Visitor Form within 48 hours before January 10 and March 21.
  • Wear a mask at all times indoors in the presence of others. Bandanas and neck gaiters are not acceptable face coverings.
  • Maintain physical distance when eating during breaks. Consume your meal in designated areas when on-campus and immediately mask up when done.
  • Stay at home and attend the professional learning virtually if you are feeling sick or symptomatic—even just a runny nose or coughing. Please notify us immediately if you are switching from in-person to virtual.
  • For Lesley University’s COVID-19 policies, click here.

Required Materials

You must be able to have access to the LLI Intermediate Systems (Text Levels L–Z/Red, Gold, Purple, or Teal) and be able to use these materials to teach students as best as your teaching situation allows during this time.

You must have access to:

  • LLI System Guide in one grade level (Red, Gold, Purple, or Teal)
  • The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition, by Irene Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell
  • The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide Part 1 for Oral Reading and Early Writing, by Irene Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell
  • The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide Part 2 for Comprehension: Thinking, Talking, and Writing, by Irene Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell
  • LLI online resources to the corresponding grade level

To learn more or purchase the LLI Intermediate Systems (Red, Gold, Purple, or Teal), click here.

Cancellation Deadline & Refund Policies

Non-credit

You must cancel in writing two weeks before the start of the course to get a refund, minus a $50 processing fee. Email CRRLC@lesley.edu to cancel. 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.

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.

Graduate Credit Option

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

  • $3,940 ($1,950 + $650/credit + $40 registration fee) + required LLI system
  • Course number: EEDUC 6161

With Your Colleagues Option

We can deliver the Leveled Literacy Intervention (3-12) training to your school/district. This option can be delivered virtually or in-person for a group within your school/district (as COVID-19 social distancing guidelines allow).

  • Group size: Minimum 20, maximum 35 (may vary for virtual option)
  • $2,100 per person + required LLI system; additional fees for graduate credit

Fees & Policies

  • Fees are determined by the number of participants and the duration of training.
  • If applicable, travel expenses for each trainer (airfare, hotel, meals, and rental car) are an additional cost to be paid by the district.
  • Professional development sessions that require extensive travel or overnight stays (if applicable) may incur an additional surcharge.
  • If the number of participants exceeds the maximum, another trainer may be needed. This will increase training costs and travel expenses.
  • Unless otherwise noted, fees do not include the cost of any required books or materials. The faculty trainer will consult with the district to select books based on the topics and the district’s needs.
  • School districts in the same geographic area participating in the same training may combine their resources to meet participant minimums. Payment must be on one district’s purchase order.

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.

“These days of training will change the effectiveness of my teaching immensely! I have learned strategies and techniques to delve into and better teach my students.”

Victoria Copenhaver, Instructional Support
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District, Massachusetts