Be instrumental in literacy gains for low-achieving students in grades 3–12.

The Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) system, developed by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, prepares teachers to provide intensive instruction to small groups of struggling readers and writers. In this training, you'll learn how to use LLI in the intermediate, middle, and upper grades.

This 6-day training is available on the Lesley University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, or at your school with a group of colleagues:

  • On Campus: February 4–6, 2020 (Days 1–3) and March 30–April 1, 2020 (Days 4–6) 
  • At Your School: For a group, by request

Learn about procedures and rationales for lessons that engage students' attention and thinking. Discover ways to help students read increasingly challenging texts. We'll also discuss how to use 3 types of lessons—standard, novel, and test preparation—to help students improve comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and word solving strategies. 

Some of the topics you'll cover:

  • Engaging students in the novel study lesson sequence
  • Understanding the odd and even standard lesson framework and using test preparation lessons
  • Understanding fiction and nonfiction texts and analyzing text characteristics
  • Teaching for vocabulary development, fluency, and understanding
  • Teaching for writing about reading

You can take this training for 36 professional development hours.

Requirements for Participation

To receive a complete Certificate of Attendance, you must attend all 6 days of training. And, you must be able to use the LLI Intermediate Systems (Text Levels L–Z/Red, Gold, Purple, or Teal) with at least one group of 3 students, 5 days a week, for 18 weeks.

Please purchase your LLI System (Red, Gold, Purple, or Teal) from Heinemann Publishers prior to the training.

Hosted by the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery & Literacy Collaborative.

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On-Campus Option

February 4–6, 2020 and March 30–April 1, 2020 | 8:30 am–3:30 pm

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Noncredit (36 professional development hours)

3 Graduate Credits (with assignment + fees)

  • $4,915 ($1,950+$975/credit+$40 registration fee) + required LLI System. See discounts.
  • Course #: EEDUC 6161. Contact to register for credit.
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At Your School Option

We can deliver this 6-day course in your school district for a group of educators. Take the course for noncredit to get 36 professional development hours, or earn 3 graduate credits with an assignment and additional fee. To take this course for graduate credit, email

"These days of training will change the effectiveness of my teaching immensely! I have learned strategies and techniques to delve into and better teach my students.”
Victoria Copenhaver, Instructional Support, Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District, Massachusetts

Cancellation Deadlines & Refund Policies

Noncredit, On-Campus

You must cancel in writing at least two weeks before the first day of training to get a refund. You will be refunded the registration fee, minus a $50 processing fee. Email to cancel.

If you are unable to come to the training, you may send a substitute by alerting us at least two weeks before the first day of training. Email for substitution requests.

Regardless of weather conditions, if the event is held and the attendee cannot attend, the participant will be billed for the full amount of the training.

Graduate Credit

Review the university's cancellation and refund policy for credit courses.

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