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May 21 @ 10:00 am May 22 @ 3:30 pm

Teacher Decision Making to Accelerate Learning in Leveled Literacy Intervention

Fine tune your decision making for a strong impact on phonics, reading, and writing about reading.

Learn to sharpen your analysis of student reading, writing, and word solving behaviors to make strong teaching decisions across the LLI lesson.

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

May 21-22, 2024
10:00am – 3:30pm (EST)
Number of Days:
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual 
Grade Levels:
Literacy Intervention
  • Classroom Teachers & Interventionists
Earn 11 PD hours
$595 + cost of required materials
  • Literacy Collaborative Affiliation discount available
Course Description & Outcomes
In-Person at Lesley University or Virtual
Requirements & Policies

Reconnect, reflect, and refocus during this 2-day training designed for primary and intermediate teachers currently implementing LLI as an intervention. Learn how to fine tune your instructional decision-making to maximize the impact of your time with students. 

Across the two days, you will examine your students’ reading records and writing about reading samples so you can make instructional decisions to teach for strong word solving, fluent reading, and comprehension. Together we will think about how to accelerate student progress by using evidence-based practices in phonics, fluency, vocabulary, writing, and comprehension. 

Course Topics:   

  • Enhance your analysis of assessments to make impactful decisions 
  • Systematic progress monitoring  
  • Teach for efficient word-solving 
  • Teach for effective reading processing and writing behaviors 
  • Build knowledge through a variety of high-quality texts 
  • Engage readers’ thinking before, during, and after reading 

This institute is designed for educators using the Leveled Literacy Intervention systems for Grades K-2 and/or Grades 3-5.  

You can take this course for noncredit to earn 11 professional development hours.  

Nikki Drury, Literacy Trainer

Nikki worked as a literacy coach and teacher in public school for many years before joining the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative as an Intermediate Trainer. She has experience as a primary and intermediate classroom teacher and literacy instructional coach at the intermediate level. Over the years, she has worked with students, educators, and administrators to improve literacy outcomes.

Heather Rodman, Literacy Trainer

Headshot of Heather RodmanPrior to joining the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative as a Primary Trainer, Heather was a Kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grade classroom teacher in Middletown, CT for 16 years. She was also a Primary Literacy Coordinator for five years where she provided literacy training and coaching to K-5 teachers. In addition, she was a member of the Connecticut Department of Education Common Core State Standards Curriculum Design Team for English Language Arts.


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 Requirements & Policies tab.

Required Materials

You are responsible for purchasing/having access to the following professional materials for this course: 

  • Either LLI System Guide or LLI Program Guide (Orange, Green, Blue, Red, Gold, or Purple)  
  • The accompanying Lesson Guides (Orange, Green, Blue, 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 
  • 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 Systems, click here. 

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

Cancellation Deadline & Refund Policies

If you cancel your registration 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. 

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.