Our School - Literacy Intervention - LLI

Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI)  is a small group, supplementary intervention designed for children who find reading and writing difficult. 

At St. Therese’s, students in Prep, Years 1 and 2 are selected for Leveled Literacy Intervention based on individual assessments and teacher judgement. Their classroom literacy program is then supplemented with a small group, fast paced lesson of 30 minutes, four-five times a week. The series of lessons is a short term intervention and runs for 12–20 weeks with a specially trained teacher.

The lessons consist of a variety of reading
, writing and word building experiences designed to help students develop effective reading and writing strategies. This series of lessons continues until the student has demonstrated the use of more independent reading and writing strategies. The student’s intervention is then ’discontinued’, providing the opportunity for other students to be selected.

The progress made by students participating in Leveled Literacy Intervention demonstrates that high percentages of students at risk
 can achieve success and literacy difficulties can be prevented. The key to success is intervention with specialised teaching that will enable students to improve quickly. This, together with explicit classroom instruction and a commitment to the daily home reading task, ensures that the student has every opportunity to become a successful reader and writer.

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