Leveled Literacy Intervention



    Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!  The Basic Skills Reading Program is now called LLI, Leveled Literacy Intervention based upon The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System.   

    LLI is a small-group, supplementary literacy intervention designed to help teachers provide powerful, daily, small-group instruction.  Students are selected to participate based upon data collected from the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Reading Assessment.  In addition to receiving daily reading instruction in the classroom, students will attend LLI for 30 minutes each day.  The program includes lessons focusing on comprehension, vocabulary development, fluency, phonics, word study, and writing about reading.  The goal of LLI is to accelerate students reading ability and bring them to grade level achievement in reading.     
    Students may bring home a Literacy Portfolio with a book to read or word games that have been introduced in lessons.

    Here are some things you can do to help support your child’s reading and writing at home:

    1. Read aloud to your child daily and talk about what you read.

    2. Listen to your child read and talk about the books.

    3. Play the word games together.

    4. Keep reading and writing activities fun.

    5.  Don’t forget to enjoy your time together reading, writing, and talking!


    Let's Meet the Teachers  


     Janet Strusz, grades K - 2

    Karen Bressler, grades 3 & 4
     609.298.2037 ext. 5111
    Trenna Stout, grades 5 & 6
                                                                                    609.298.2037 ext. 5203  

    JHES:   Welcome to the Leveled Literacy Intervention program at JHES.  My name is Janet Strusz, and I’m thrilled to be the LLI teacher at John Hydock Elementary School.  I’ve been teaching in the district for over 10 years and have taught both 1st and 2nd grades.  I graduated from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and have earned a degree in both Childhood Education and Special Education.  


    MTES:  Welcome to the Leveled Literacy Intervention program at MTES. My name is Karen Bressler, and I have been teaching for 19 years,  12 of them in Mansfield Township.  I have taught 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades and I am a highly qualified language arts teacher.  I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development from the University of Dayton and a Masters of Education Degree from The College of New Jersey.

    My name is Trenna Stout, and this is my sixth year teaching in the district.  Previously, I taught 6th Grade for 10 years in Hamilton Township.  I am a graduate of Trenton State College with a degree in Early Childhood Education and an English Concentration.  In addition to my Elementary Certification, I have a K-12 English Certification and am highly qualified in social studies, reading and language arts.