Leveled Literacy Intervention (ELI)


Here is some information about LLI and what to expect if your child is chosen for the LLI program. 

My Job Goal: To help students develop proficient reading skills that will contribute to their academic growth. Responsibilities: Reading interventionists work extensively with students to help them improve specific reading skills such as letter-naming, initial sounds, phoneme segmentation, and comprehension strategies.

What does LLI stand for?

Leveled Literacy Intervention System

The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI) is an intensive, small-group, supplementary literacy intervention for students who find reading and writing difficult. The goal of LLI is to lift the literacy achievement of students who are not achieving grade-level expectations in reading.

What is the difference between LLI and guided reading?

LLI is meant to supplement classroom instruction, whereas guided reading is differentiated classroom instruction.  Guided reading is used with all students while LLI is used with readers who are having difficulty and are reading below grade level. Leveled books are used for both guided reading and LLI

Welcome Back! 


I’m excited to start the school year and to see all the smiling face entering the school. I will be the Leveled Literacy Intervention teacher again this year.  I look forward to working with our students this year.  

What is LLI? Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Program is a supplemental literacy designed to help struggling readers achieve grade-level competency. LLI is delivered through explicit, direct instruction in a small-group format. Fast- paced lessons aim to engage students and promote rapid processing.  

Everyone enjoy the sun and have a great summer break. 

See you all in September.

Hi All, 

I hope everyone is staying safe and is doing well during this difficult time.  I hope that we will all get to see each other real soon.  It has a been a bit of time that we have been working in your reading and writing groups. Remember to read every day for 10 minutes. 

I'm posting so helpful hints for parents and Guardians, to use when reading with their children.  

Family Literacy Tips: 

  1. Ask your child questions about the story you're reading to ensure comprehension.
  2. Book family time to read with your children every day.
  3. Create a special reading place in your home, with your child's favorite books within reach.

Here are some general tips on improving literacy skills:

  1. Read. As much as you can. ...
  2. Keep notes. Whenever you find interesting words that are used in order to describe something more easily, write them down somewhere (have a notebook just for new words). ...
  3. Write. New words, lists, stories, 1-2 sentences, etc. 
  4. Get interested in new things.

January has gone by so quickly.  We are into our 16th week of ELI, with just a few more weeks to go for each of the six groups. Another round of ELI will start soon, with possibly six new groups. Each group works hard during their sessions. I am very proud of the progress each group is making with their reading and writing. 

ELI Facts

 ob Goal: To help students develop proficient reading skills that will contribute to their academic growth. Responsibilities: Reading interventionists work extensively with students to help them improve specific reading skills such as letter-naming, initial sounds, phoneme segmentation, and comprehension strategies.

What Does a Reading Intervention Teacher Do? ... They work in a classroom or resource room, helping students and their teachers by providing support and adapting lessons when needed, or working with individual or small groups of students on things such as vocabulary and comprehension.

Welcome Back Students!  After a much-needed Christmas break, ELI is back in full swing.  All ELI groups will start where they left off in December.  

ELI Facts

Evidence Based Reading Intervention Strategies

  • Repeated Reading.
  • Assisted Reading.
  • QAR: Questions-Answer Relationship.
  • Visualize the Text.
  • Visualization, or mental imagery, is one of the best reading intervention strategies. ...
  • Students must be taught by using an interactive read aloud (often called a "Think Aloud").

Early literacy refers to the development of skills students need in order to transition from learning to read, to reading to learn. These skills include vocabulary, phonics, language, and numeracy, to name a few. Early literacy gives students the foundation they need in order to learn and grow.


We are in full swing with our ELI groups. This year there are six groups of three. The groups support grade one through to grade five. Each group has 30 – 40 minutes of ELI time.  Each group reads, writes and does word work during these sessions.  Each group will remain in ELI well into the New Year.  New groups will be formed late in the New Year. 

ELI Facts…

Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they actually read or write. Research shows these early literacy skills are best developed through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Beginning at birth, what you do every day helps prepare your child to become a successful reader.

Teach targeted literacy intervention to small groups of students daily using research-based strategies and resources. Assist instructional staff in evaluating and selecting instructional materials to meet student-learning needs.

Specialized programs such as targeted reading intervention are aimed to improve early reading skills and strategies, which can contribute to a student's long term reading ability. The integration of these different skills and knowledge allows students to practice comprehending words as they read them.

Kwe!  Welcome Back! 

I’m the Early Literacy Intervention program teacher this year. I will be working with grades P-4, with students who find reading and writing difficult. I’m excited to get started with my reading and writing groups. The groups will be starting the first week of October, and will run until end of June 2020. 

What is Early Literacy Intervention? An early reading intervention program is successful in helping young students reach or even surpass grade-specific reading levels. ... It's a small group intervention strategy designed for students who find reading and writing difficult.

Early Literacy Support is an intervention program designed to raise attainment levels in literacy. It is for children who will benefit from a more intensive program of study in addition to the quality first teaching within the classroom.

Reading may be the single most important skill for children to learn, as it's a portal to the world of knowledge. ... The main purpose of reading intervention is to improve students' reading by helping increase their decoding, fluency, comprehension or vocabulary.

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