Leveled Literacy Instruction

  • Students coming to see the Reading Specialist at Avon Elementary will be working in Fountas & Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention program (LLI).  LLI is an intensive, small-group, supplementary literacy intervention for students in grades K-8 who find reading extremely difficult.  This research based intervention was developed by Fountas & Pinnell.  It is intended to be supplementary instruction consisting of a more intensive framework of components designed to support the accelerated progress of the students participating.  LLI provides more intensive and longer work in phonics and word study.  The goal of the intervention program is to bring children to grade level achievement as quickly as possible. 


    Take Home Bags:  Each student will receive a book bag that will be sent home every night and returned to school the following day.  A typical lesson involves word work, reading and discussing a text, and/or writing about a text.  At the end of each lesson, the student is given a short homework assignment along with a letter to the parent explaining what was done in LLI that day.  Students will bring home a copy of the books we are reading to practice reading to their families at home.  It is important for students to read for a short time (approximately 20 minutes) each night to support their reading development. 


    Fountas & Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention program (LLI)