January 31, 2024 @ 9:00 am – February 2, 2024 @ 3:30 pm
Leveled Literacy Intervention in Grades 3-8
Support readers and writers to make and sustain accelerated literacy progress.
In this 6-day training, learn how to teach small-group, supplementary literacy intervention to accelerate literacy learning for the lowest-achieving students in grades 3-8.
Register to participate in-person at Lesley University or virtually!
- Classroom Teachers & Interventionists
- Literacy Collaborative Affiliation Discount available
- Additional fees for 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 in phonics and word study, writing about reading, comprehending to 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.
- 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, Associate Director, Literacy Programs
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.
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 CRRLC@lesley.edu.
In-person participants are required to follow the Lesley safety protocols noted on the Policies & Graduate Credit Option tab.
You must be able to have access to the LLI Intermediate Systems (Text Levels L–Z/Red, Gold, or Purple) and be able to use these materials to teach students.
You must have access to:
- LLI System Guide in one grade level (Red, Gold, or Purple)
- 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
- 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.
To learn more or purchase the LLI Intermediate Systems (Red, Gold, Purple, or Teal), click here.
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 graduate credits: $4,275 ($1,950 + $750*/credit + $25*/credit comprehensive fee) + required LLI system *subject to change
- 6 graduate credits: $6,600 ($1,950 + $750*/credit + $25*/credit comprehensive fee) + required LLI system *subject to change
- Course number: EEDUC 6161
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 CRRLC@lesley.edu 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.
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 learned about parts of the Leveled Literacy Intervention system that I did not know about. Without this professional learning, I wouldn’t have found time to learn as much as I did in these sessions.”Cassandra R., Interventionist/Specialist, Stoney Education Authority, CN
“I appreciate the thoughtful, systematic approach to reviewing the LLI program. I am deeply motivated to go back to my school and implement this with our most vulnerable children.”Jessica D., UP Education Network, MA
“The training days built my understanding of the many components of Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) and how strategic and systematic they are.”Stacey K., Chelsea Public Schools, MA