Our School - Literacy Intervention - LLI

The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention is a powerful, short-term intervention, that provides regular, intensive, small-group instruction, which supplements classroom literacy teaching. LLI turns struggling readers into successful readers with engaging leveled books and fast-paced, systematically designed lessons.

Adapted from Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention

At St. Therese’s, students in the Junior school are selected for Leveled Literacy Intervention based on individual assessments, observations and teacher judgements. This explicit teaching is run as a small group, fast paced lesson of 30 minutes, multiple times throughout the 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. Where necessary, students may require individual instruction where a series of lessons is designed to meet their specific learning needs in Literacy.

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.