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Fountas & Pinnell Team
Fountas & Pinnell Team
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6/15/2016
Fountas & Pinnell Team
Fountas & Pinnell Team
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The Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) program has had an extremely positive impact on students’ reading achievement for the Middletown City School District. In addition, it has increased teachers’ capacity in targeting intervention instruction for our struggling students. Middletown began using the program prior to the study and our teachers and administrators were excited about the results they were seeing even then. They feel it is easy to follow and the materials are extremely user friendly. The teachers especially appreciate the support the materials offer to them as teachers as well as to the students. The students also like reading the books and love being able to take the “take home” books and keep them there to read.

Our participation in the efficacy study has reinforced our beliefs that it is an appropriate intervention for our at-risk students. LLI offers individualized instruction that targets specific areas of needs. It has also provided the district with information that supports the implementation of this program as a tier2 intervention in our RTI framework. As a reading educator for the last 20 years, I believe strongly that this program is best for our children to become successful readers and writers.

Dr Linda Hatfield
Director of Literacy
Middletown City Schools
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User 650573
User 650573
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5/12/2016
User 650573
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I tried looking for this topic already but with no success! What do we do with newcomers who can read and decode some words, but would not understand the comprehension questions. They are at beginning Levels in English and yet much further along in their native language.
Would it be fair to have the questions translated?
Thank you for any suggestions!
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Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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5/21/2016
Please refer the the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Assessment Guide....



We have a large population of English languagelearners in our school. When we administerBenchmark Assessment, should we accept theirresponses in their native language?
First, we trust that the language proficiency policyin your school/district has been applied and that thechildren are learning to read in English in the class-room. Your district needs to decide on the standardization of the assessment within its policies. You shouldtell the child that he is going to read a book in Englishand suggest that he try to talk with you In English. Ifthe teacher understands the native language and determines that he is providing evidence of understandingthe book, he should be given credit for the response. Ifnone of the teachers can understand a child’s responsein another language, then you will need to tell him hemust speak to you only in English.
Therefore, I believe a translator might be used, if your district chooses this as an appropriate policy.

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Helenann Steensen, Official Fountas & Pinnell Consultant, Heinemann
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