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LLI is a small-group, supplementary literacy intervention designed to provide powerful, small-group instruction for the lowest achieving students at their grade level.  Through systematically designed lessons and original, engaging leveled books, LLI supports learning in both reading and writing, helps students expand their knowledge of language and words and how they work. The goal of LLI is to bring students to grade level achievement in reading.

Each Level of LLI provides:

  • Combination of reading, writing, and phonics/word study.
  • Emphasis on teaching for comprehending strategies.
  • Explicit attention to genre and to the features of nonfiction and fiction texts.
  • Special attention to disciplinary reading, literature inquiry, and writing about reading.
  • Specific work on sounds, letters, and words in activities designed to help students notice the details of written language and learn how words "work."
  • Close reading to deepen and expand comprehension.
  • Explicit teaching of effective and efficient strategies for expanding vocabulary.
  • Explicit teaching for fluent and phrased reading.
  • Use of writing about reading for the purpose of communicating and learning how to express ideas for a particular purpose and audience using a variety of writing strategies.
  • Built-in level-by-level descriptions and competencies from The Continuum of Literacy Learning, PreK-8 (2011) to monitor student progress and guide teaching.
  • Communication tools for informing parents about what children are learning and how they can support them at home.
  • Technology support for assessment, record keeping, lesson instruction, and home and classroom connections.
  • Detailed analysis of the characteristics of text difficulty for each book.


French Language Instruction

We are very pleased to be able to offer French to all students in grades 4 to 6 in the English program.



Challenge programming supports high-achieving students characterized by their ability to remember with little practice, work and learn quickly, and understand abstract relationships.


  • Develop academic skills in a challenging learning environment


  • Strengthened  problem-solving and research skills
  • Opportunities to study advanced concepts
  • Improved ability to cope with feelings of perfectionism, sensitivity or frustration
  • Improved ability to recognize and affirm existing knowledge and skills


  • Flexible instruction and pacing that matches students’ academic needs, abilities and goals
  • In-depth study of complex and challenging assignments
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills through a variety of learning activities
  • Supportive environment consisting of other high-achieving students


Contact Meadowlark School for information about eligibility and special education programming options.


All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Challenge will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.



  • Develop English language and literacy skills
  • Develop an understanding of Canadian culture and customs  


  • Improved ability to speak, read and write in English
  • Improved ability to achieve at their grade level in all subject areas
  • Confidence communicating opinions, thoughts and ideas
  • Development of skills and strategies to support ongoing English language learning  


  • Flexible instruction that meets students’ needs, abilities and goals
  • Practice speaking in English with other students  
  • Gradual integration into a regular classroom as language skills progress and improve
  • Partnerships with community organizations to provide services for newcomer students and their families


To be eligible for this programming, students must be:

  • Learning English as a second language
  • Identified as requiring additional support in developing English language skills

For more information about eligibility, contact Meadowlark School