Early Language Comprehension Individualized Instruction (ELCII)

Within a MTSS framework, ELCII is a Tier 1 preventative tool to teach inference skills as a supplement to core instruction. ELCII is designed to improve reading comprehension by developing inference making for all students in kindergarten across a 10-week time period.

ELCII does not rely on decoding skills. It includes a series of lessons delivered via an interactive, cloud-based software application and scripted book read-alouds.

Specifically, in ELCII Kindergarten students:

  • View age-appropriate (10 fiction and 10 nonfiction) videos
  • Learn key academic vocabulary words
  • Respond (by touch screen selections) to inferential questions
  • Receive whole-class (10 fiction and 10 nonfiction) read aloud (training in listening comprehension) lessons