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Fountas & Pinnell’s Leveled Literacy Intervention Gold System Powerful, supplementary intervention designed to bring struggling readers to grade level through fast-paced lessons and original, captivating books created specifically for nine- and ten-year-old readers.

  • Explicit, direct instruction in 45-minute lessons, 5 days a week for small groups of 4 students
  • 144 original, high-interest titles (60% nonfiction / 40% fiction)
  • Novel study to support sustained reading of literature
  • Optional test preparation lessons
  • Systematic, intentional vocabulary development
  • Embedded professional development
  • Efficient Online Data Management System


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LLI Gold System gives struggling fourth-grade readers the boost they need as grade-level reading demands increase. At the heart of Leveled Literacy Intervention are highquality, age-appropriate student books that captivate and engage fourth-grade readers. Because the books are precisely sequenced and calibrated to the F&P Text Level Gradient™ they provide gradually increasing text complexity and steadily build reading competencies. Struggling readers make consistent progress at every lesson.

  • 144 original titles + 6 novels
  • 60% nonfiction / 40% fiction
  • 6 copies of every title; 900 total books

LLI Systems for intermediate grades emphasize nonfiction with high-interest, contemporary topics. The books are highly visual and contain a wide range of nonfiction text features such as sidebars, graphs, diagrams, maps and glossaries, all of which appeal to reluctant readers.


The following PDFs contain sample LLI lessons from the Gold System:

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