Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI)

• LLI provides intensive, supplementary support to struggling readers.

• In grades K-2, students meet in groups of three, five days a week for thirty minutes.

• In grades 3-4, students meet in groups of four, four days a week for forty-five minutes.

• LLI is a general education service provided to students considered eligible for such support. LLI does not substitute the reading instruction the child receives in his/her classroom.

• The whole child is considered when determining eligibility for LLI. While we focus on providing LLI services to students with low levels of reading achievement, we consider a range of important factors when making student recommendations for LLI.

• LLI is designed to be intensive and short-term, although the length of intervention is individual for each student.

• The lesson structure allows for frequent monitoring of student progress.

• Lessons consist of explicit strategy instruction to help students read and discuss high-quality texts at their instructional reading levels. Lessons also include vocabulary and phonics work, writing (which emphasizes using letter-sound knowledge for spelling), and fluency practice.

• Communication and teamwork between home and school is a critical component of LLI. Students are expected to read/reread books sent home and complete any other activities designed to solidify skills learned during lessons.

• Jill Demsey teaches LLI for grades K-2 and Terry Jewell teaches LLI for grades 3-4.