Early Literacy Intervention (ELI)

The Early Literacy Intervention (ELI) program is an intense reading support group for first and second grade students. Students with multiple reading concerns are the typical candidates for ELI. Along with classroom reading instruction, students who qualify for ELI will receive 30–40 minutes of additional small group reading instruction, 4–5 days a week, with a reading teacher/specialist. ELI has a balanced literacy approach focusing on accuracy, fluency and comprehension. The components of an ELI lesson include: rereading a familiar book, word work, writing and introduction/reading a new book. Close collaboration with the ELI teacher, classroom teacher and student families are aimed to promote accelerated learning in order to meet proficient reading goals.