Essentially, LLI serves to move all students further in reading. It is not a one-size-fits-all program. Instead, students' reading skills are monitored through teacher observation, in class tests, and iReady performance (an individualized digital assessment and enrichment program). If your student struggles in reading, LLI works to fill in those gaps to help your student progress. If your student is a strong reader, LLI works to challenge them at their level.
LLI does not necessarily look like a traditional reading class. Students can be in groups. They can read where they are comfortable - as long as the focus is on reading.
Check out these cool 5th grade students in their LLI groups becoming even better readers!
📸: Mrs. Heavener