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May 9. 2017

Get Your Students to Level Z with the LLI Teal System


Staggering statistics reveal that more than a million adolescent students will leave high school without the reading and writing skills needed to succeed in college or a career. After years of failure, the emotional roadblocks of those at risk in grades 6-12 are undeniable, and the challenges facing teachers are very real.

"To prevent the grave consequences of illiteracy, struggling adolescent readers need bold teaching moves, highly engaging books, and a renewed sense of agency." ~Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell  

How Can LLI Teal Help?

Students who reach middle and high school with insufficient literacy skills have often suffered years of declining self-esteem along with academic struggle. Inefficient processing as readers has become a habit and they have begun to see themselves as not having hope. LLI Teal offers engaging age-appropriate books that are leveled to gradually build skills without frustration, and the lessons that accompany each book are systematic and fast-paced guiding teachers in productive, efficient use of lesson time, and effective instructional practices. LLI Teal is grounded in research and expertise, and it is designed to correct years of reading failure. LLI Teal affects change. It makes literacy success the only alternative for struggling readers. Here's how:

Engaging Books

The LLI Teal System is made up of beautiful, original books that are sure to capture the attention of your readers. As you move through the lessons, the books gradually increase in difficulty, which minimizes frustration. These books are not just wonderful stories and interesting texts, they were created to engage adolescent students specifically with age-appropriate topics, stunning illustrations, and captivating photography.  There are high-interest nonfiction texts that support close-reading opportunities and deep conversation. These high-quality books will encourage students to talk and write about their reading in meaningful ways.

Efficient Instruction

The LLI Teal System is made up of fast-paced, systematic lessons that enable teachers to provide high-quality instruction. The lessons and tools that comprise this system support teachers in expert decision making by providing level-by-level descriptions and competencies from The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, which will guide teachers in providing high-impact literacy instruction. The system also comes with user-friendly Online Resources that support assessment, instruction, and home and classroom connections. 

Proven Effectiveness

LLI Teal is grounded in research and expertise. It is designed to correct years of reading failure. Here are some of the ways LLI has been proven to be effective and reliable:

  • The systematic approach to LLI has been proven effective through two independent Gold Standard studies of K-2 students. Click here to read the research results.
  • Independent study results show LLI is effective with ELL students, students with a special education designation, and minority students in both rural and suburban settings.
  • Self-reported data obtained via the Heinemann data collection project confirmed significant gains in reading progress.

“To close the achievement gap, struggling readers need accessible, engaging, and relevant texts, and instruction delivered by expert teachers. They need LLI.” ~Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell

Click here to WATCH LLI TEAL IN ACTION.

~The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Team

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