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Old 10-11-2013, 10:03 AM
 
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Hello everyone.

Last year our principal bought the entire system for LLI!! She had three people trained- 2 interventionist and one classroom teacher who would be the interventionist when one retired.

Well, the teacher left to go to a new school and I inherited her LLI children and I have been told that I have to keep their intervention going. I also have a few that I think that would benefit (which would make the group 4 kids big).

I have no idea how to do this program at all. I haven't been trained and there is no one to help me with it. I actually emailed Fountas and Pinnell for help and they told me to start with the DVD (which is no where to be found).

I know only that these children need to start on 79. Any tips or pointers? When do you all schedule LLI as an intervention in your day?

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The program is fairly easy to follow. The lesson plans are laid out for you and are practically scripted. Grab the book and jump right in. A brand new teacher did some of our groups for us last year and she managed just fine.
It can be used as a guided reading replacement for those low students. (Don't do guided reading with them AND LLI, do LLI instead)
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I am going to begin using this program on Monday. The reading specialist in my building gave me a half hour summary of how to use it. She also gave me the "system guide" which was a good review of her short summary and an easy read, so you might take a look at that.

I am retired, and my district is hiring me to use this program with tier three kids for three hours per day so I cannot give you any advice on how to use it within your classroom. My program will be intervention pull-out. I think Cheerio's advice to use it as guided reading is a good one. You will need to meet every day for thirty to forty-five minutes (depending on the color of the book you are using) because of the way the program is structured.

You mentioned your students need to begin on lesson 79, but you did not mention what color (color is referred to as "system" in the program) the child will be using. (The colors are orange, green, blue, red, gold, purple, and teal...orange system, green system, blue system, etc.)

Important things to remember:
--There are two types of lesson frameworks: one for odd-numbered lessons and one for even-numbered lessons.
--Odd numbered lessons include key understandings, revisiting yesterday's new book (comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency of which you will choose one depending on the need of the child or what you feel is most important for the child to focus on during this particular lesson), word study, reading a new book, and teaching point.
--Even numbered lessons include revisiting yesterday's new book (again comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency of which you will choose one), rereading and assessment (running record, etc.), writing about reading, word study, and reading a new book.
--The "key understandings" and "discussing and revisiting the text" are presented in a three column chart, and there is a "message" written in very small letters under the chart. The "message" is very important to mention if students do not do so during the discussion. It is the main idea of the text.
--Word study and writing about reading are done in a student workbook. The workbook flips over, so it really has two covers. Half of it is word study, and then flipped over, half of it is for writing about reading.
--At about lesson 25 in each guided reading level, there is a four-lesson novel study and at about lesson 29 in each guided reading level, there is a four-lesson test prep lesson.

I hope the children you are working with have a great deal of success.

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We were very fortunate. Our principal bought the systems for all kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grade last year. I had no training, but had been doing Guided Reading for many years. The teacher manual tells you exactly what to do, if you are use to doing Guided Reading. The leveled readers are absolutely beautiful and are high interest for the children. If you need help in Guided Reading I would suggest reading "The Next Step in Guided Reading" by Jan Richardson. It tells you exactly what to do for each level reader.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:36 AM
 
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I love LLI!

Like everyone else said, it is so easy to follow! Enjoy!


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You are very lucky. My district purchased it for all Title 1 schools, of which mine is not. Doesn't matter that we have children who would benefit.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:17 PM
 
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fortunately this is an easy program to follow. You can purchase the CD separately. Would you be able to call the previous teacher, and ask her where she placed it. I would have the school purchase the CD. Do you have the lesson CD that has printable that go with each lesson? In the interim. Do you have the teacher manual? This is vital for each lesson.. It tells what to do and ask for each lesson. By following the lesson plan directly as presented you will have a good idea.
Additionally, you will need a set of letters/tiles for each student. I you like IM me you phone number and I will call you to talk you through most of the lesson.
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