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Welcome to the very first edition of the LLI Canada newsletter! We will be publishing this newsletter quarterly and offering links to professional learning opportunities, readings, updates on all things Fountas & Pinnell, and highlight the fantastic work going on in schools all across Canada. Some of the features you will find in every edition are:

Consultant’s Corner - meet our professional learning consultants and hear about what they are learning as they work with teachers and administrators in Canadian schools.
Conferences and Events - upcoming regional literacy conferences, LLI network meetings and other professional learning opportunities.
Suggested Reading - new books and research papers from Canada and around the world.
In the News - articles and press releases related to Fountas & Pinnell, LLI and literacy instruction.
Twitter Tips - who to follow, suggested chats, and best practices.

We would love to hear from you and get your feedback on the newsletter. Let us know what features you find most valuable and suggest new features that we might include. If you would like to contribute to the newsletter and tell us about the work you are doing with LLI, we would be very interested in featuring your district, school, teachers or students in an upcoming edition. Contact us at Enjoy this first edition, and thank you for all that you do to support literacy instruction in your classrooms.

Conferences & Events

Visit for a current listing of Pearson Professional Development Sessions across Canada.

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11/6-8 Early Childhood Education Conference AB
11/7-8 College of Alberta School Superintendents - Fall Conference AB
11/14-15 ATA ESL Conference AB
11/20-23 NCTE Annual Conference, Washington DC USA
  The Quest for Increased Student Achievement and Well-Being ON
  Embracing the Early years ON
  The Association of Teachers of English of Quebec QC
  Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers QC

Suggested Reading

Think big. Teach smart
An article by Regie Routman
Oral Mentor Texts shows you this simple, effective new way to teach, reinforce, and practice skills and strategies with all your students.
No More Independent Reading Without Support is part of the Not This But That series. It helps teachers examine common, ineffective classroom practices and replace them with practices supported by research and professional wisdom.

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Welcome to LLI

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Consultant's Corner

Dale Severyn has been a professional learning consultant for Pearson Canada and Fountas & Pinnell since 2009. She has worked with thousands of teachers...

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In The News

Chinook Leveled Literacy Intervention Program is the winner of the 2013 Premier’s Board of Education Award For Innovation and Excellence in Education.

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Student Success Story

Tomas has been in Canada for 2 years, emigrating with his family from Eastern Europe. English was a second language for Tomas and his family and his Grade 1...

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