Levelled Literacy Intervention is a powerful reading intervention program for students from Year 1 to Year 6. Levelled Literacy Intervention is a research-based system that is designed to prevent literacy difficulties. It has proven highly successful in providing systematic, sequenced, intensive instruction to help struggling readers make the accelerated progress they need.
At Pumicestone State School student reading data is analysed to determine those students who would benefit from focussed intervention to improve reading results. 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.
Each term teachers will nominate students who are not achieving grade-level reading benchmarks. Data from these students will be analysed to determine groupings to fit the learning needs of the students. These groups will be no more than 4 students.
A letter will go home to notify parents that their child has been selected for inclusion into LLI.
If new students enrol throughout the term, they may only be included in the LLI group through consultation with the Administration team. Consideration would include the size of the group and the fit of the new student in the group.
Students may be involved in LLI for a single term or more, depending on the skills they demonstrate.
Students selected to be part of LLI will participate in 30 minute lessons 4 days a week for the course of the Term. It is expected that students are present for every lesson in which they are at school. Students should not be taken out of LLI to complete other tasks during this time.
Teaching Assistants running the LLI program will work in consultation with the classroom teacher to determine teaching strategies suited to their students. Lessons will be followed as per the LLI program with the exclusion of the independent writing component. This may be completed using a guided or shared approach, depending on the needs of a group. The language of the Sounds to Letters program will be used throughout the lessons to integrate phonics learning across all contexts.
Data will be collected over the course of the term by the teaching assistants working with the group. Running Records of read texts will be completed using the LLI materials. This information will be given to the class teacher to assist them in monitoring their students’ progress.