Lathers Kindergarten Title I Reading Program
(Created by Julie Crane)
Ms. Harrington, Reading Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org
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What is Title I?
Title I is a K-12 program that provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as at risk and to help ensure that all students meet state academic standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.
All students at Lathers are given a Universal Screening which includes Letter ID, Letter Sounds and DIBELS three times a year (Sept., Jan., May). Based upon the results as well as teacher recommendations determines who qualifies for this extra support.
The goal of Title I Reading Program is to bring students up to academic grade level achievement in reading. The lessons support the instruction within the classroom as we work alongside the classroom teacher. The small groups provide direct academic support in the five areas of reading: comprehension, phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, and fluency. We promote a love for reading for our students at Lathers.
When schools work together with families to support learning, children are better prepared to succeed not just in school, but throughout life. Although parents come to schools with diverse backgrounds, they want their children to be successful in school. Here at Lathers in collaboration with parents, teachers, students, and administrators, we are working together to enhance parental involvement and recognize the needs of students and families in the communities they serve.
(Please see parent compact and policies attached at the bottom of this page).
Literacy Nights and Parent Workshops
March ~ Reading, Writing and Recipes
Parent Workshops and Read-Ins
Title I in partnership with Kindergarten Connections, Lathers PTA and other various organizations offer monthly educational workshops on many topics, Love and Logic, Reading, Science with Kindergarteners, and more. Please watch for flyers, dates and topics to join us one evening.
Help Your Child Become a Better Reader
1. Read More! 2. Ask questions before reading
Make reading fun! "What do you think the book will be about?"
Read together everyday. "What does the title mean?"
Tell your child, "You are a good reader!" "What do you think will happen to the...?"
Let your child see you reading.
3. Ask questions while reading: 4. Make predictions:
"Why does that boy look so sad?" "I think that she will win the race."
"What is that mom looking for?" "I think he will find the bunny."
5. Point to the words: 6. Make connections to your own lives:
This will help our child match the words to print. "This cat reminds me of Jenny's cat."
You can point to encourage your child to. (to level C) "This reminds me when Papa came for dinner."
7. Make connections to other books: 8. Visualize and create sensory images:
"In Goodnight Moon, I notice a picture of the bunnies Close your eyes and picture it in your head.
from Runaway Rabbit." Can you see it?
The Gingerbread Baby is kind of like the story of Can you feel that cool wind on your face?
The Gingerbread Man because they both have to run away.
9. Reflect on the book:
Did you like it or not? What make you say that?
Retell what happened in the story?
Read A Loud Books On-Line
1. Tumble Books and BookFlix: Interactive Read-A-Louds Access through your Public Library (funded by state of Michigan)
2. Tumble Books and Book Flix: Interactive Read-A-Louds Access through your Public Library (funded by state of Michigan)
3. Just Books Read A Loud: Over 750 short, medium and long read a louds.
Interactive Websites for Children
1. Starfall: Opened in September of 2002 as a free public service and has been teaching children to read with phonics ever since. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
2. ABCya.com. The leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web.
3.Bookbuilderonline.com Select a book from our collection below to start building or read more about BookBuilderOnline.com in the getting started.