Leveled LiteracyIntervention (grades 1-3)
Leveled LiteracyIntervention (LLI) is Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell's system for children ingrades K–2 who find reading and writing difficult. It is a small-group programdesigned to work in conjunction with Reading Recovery as an additional safety netfor struggling children. Unlike Reading Recovery where teachers work withchildren one-on-one, LLI teachers work with groups of three students five timesper week for 18 weeks with the goal of bringing them to grade level.
At the BenjaminBanneker Charter Public School we have two Reading Teachers who are currentlyimplementing LLI in grades 1- 3. Students in these groups are selected based on internal assessments andteacher recommendations.