Agenda Inform the parents of the school’s participation in Title I Explain the requirements of the Title I program Description and explanation of the forms of academic assessment used Explain how a student becomes eligible for services and exiting the program Timely information about the Title I program Description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school Proficiency levels students are expected to meet
What is Title I Reading? Title I Reading is a supplemental reading program that serves students in grades 1, 2, and 3. Students in Title I are included in the regular classroom for reading and language arts, just like always.
What is Title I Reading? Students in Title I receive extra instruction and support in developing reading skills and strategies. Our goal is to help students read so well that they no longer need extra help.
What is Title I Reading? Title I Reading focuses on the five essential components of reading instruction: Phonemic awareness Phonics Fluency Vocabulary development Reading comprehension
Selection for Title I Reading Assessment 1- Fluency score from May at the end of your child’s last grade. Assessment 2- Fluency score from Fall of this year.
Selection for Title I Reading Assessment 3 – Teacher recommendations or if your child was in the program in a previous year. Assessment 4 – for third grade students- the comprehension score on the 4 Sight test.
Selection for Title I Reading 5- Teacher and parent recommendations
Selection for Title I Reading Why your child may have been selected for Title I Reading support Below average score on two or more assessments Additional support needed
Exiting the Title I Program Goal 1- Student can read fluently- 90 wcpm for second graders, 110 wcpm for third graders. Goal 2- Student uses reading strategies to correctly read on grade level material. Goal 3- Student understands what he/she has read.
What happens during Title I Reading Time? A small group of students come to Title I 3/4/5 times per week for 30 minute periods. Instruction is provided to complement and support reading instruction in the classroom.
What happens during Title I Reading Time? For example, if the 2nd graders are working on reading words with vowel teams in the room, then the Title I students will be working on the same skill.
What happens during Title I Reading Time? If third grade students are learning about comparing and contrasting, then the Title I students will be learning to compare and contrast.
What happens during Title I Reading Time? Throughout the year, Title I students will be learning: Sight words Decoding skills Reading strategies Vocabulary development Comprehension skills
What happens during Title I Reading Time? Students review sight words (25 words). Practice a decoding skill, a reading strategy or a comprehension skill Discuss the meaning of key vocabulary Read a story at their reading level Select 1-2 books on their level to read at home
How parents can help Review sight words each evening Hear your child read their books Have your child reread their Repeated Reading selection (Read Naturally story) each evening
How parents can help Read with and to your child Contact the classroom teacher or Title I teacher if you have questions or concerns Don’t tell words until your child has tried to read the words with your help Do explain unfamiliar words Ask your child what is happening in the story
How to Contact Me Notes from home or in Reading Bag Call school: ask for Mrs. Mesaris E-mail: email@example.com