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Spotlight on Success

Janelle Danyluk, Literacy Intervention Teacher at SD #83 in British Columbia shares her experiences:
 

As a Literacy Intervention Teacher, I am a firm supporter of anything Fountas and Pinnell—and the LLI kit is no exception! The LLI kit has become one of the richest educational resources I have had the pleasure of using. It is much more than a cardboard box with a bunch of books. Rather, it is an expert tool, which assists us as educators in doing our job well.

The LLI kit has become one of the richest educational resources I have had the pleasure of using.

Students are quite enamoured by this amazing resource. They are drawn to the colourful illustrations and interesting storylines. They laugh along with the books, and are thrilled when favourite characters are introduced again throughout their lesson series. I’ve heard students squeal with anticipation during a new book introduction, and sometimes even exclaim, “Oh goody! This is going to be a good one.” These books help students feel successful and smart—and most importantly, like readers.

In our School District, the LLI kit is highly sought after. Once you have used a kit, it is inevitable that you will be “hooked” and will want another. I have heard staff room conversations revolve around which kit is on this years’ wish list. The LLI kit continues to be instrumental in School District #83—in the lives of both students and educators! 

      Janelle Danyluk , Literacy Intervention Teacher, SD #83

“I like reading the books. They are fun. I really like the Orson and Taco books. These books are helping me to get better at reading.” Izzy, Age 6