Title I Newsletter Trimester 1 What is Title I Lear North- Mrs. Greiner Title I Reading Programs are funded by the Federal Government. The North Ridgeville City School District has implemented this program in grades K-2 to facilitate student progress in reading and writing. Research suggests that targeted instruction in literacy skills can support the development of successful readers and writers. Hello 1st grade families! We have been working very hard here in Title 1 this trimester, and I am seeing amazing progress with students and their reading skills. Here are a few updates from our classroom! Students in the Title I program will receive additional literacy instruction in a small group setting. This type of specialized instruction serves as a support in reinforcing the skills that are being taught in the classroom. Students that qualify for the Title I program will receive additional instruction in reading and writing. The students will meet with the building’s Title I teacher regularly. Education Center- Miss Herzberger & Mrs. Fisher We are off to a great start at the Ed Center! We have been focusing on learning our letters, sounds, and sight words! We have again had a few changes to our program here at the Ed Center. This year we welcome Ms. Fisher to our program, she is working with the full day Title I students in the morning before they go back to their homeroom’s in the afternoon. I am with this group for around an hour and a half each morning. I have seen some wonderful progress in all our students and am so proud of them! Keep reading!! School Education Center 440-353-1100 Lear North Elementary 440-353-1178 Liberty Elementary 440-327-6767 St. Peter’s School 440-327-3212 Teacher(s) Email Gretchen Herzberger Neely Fisher Tara Greiner [email protected] [email protected] Kathy Santarelli Maggie Barrett Eleanor Parchem [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Please review your child's Title I progress report, and don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. I (along with classroom teachers) have been using iPads to enhance instruction. The students are enjoying learning games such as blending sounds to spell words, story and comprehension activities as well as using them to complete the STAR Early Literacy Assessment. They are an amazing resource to our building and classroom! We have 120 iPads in the building to enhance instruction. The curriculum we use in Title I Reading class is called Leveled Literacy Intervention by Fountas and Pinnell. The program incorporates guided reading, comprehension strategies, phonics instruction and writing instruction using both fiction and non-fiction books. Your child brings take-home books home, and should be read at home and returned the next day. Remember: Title I Reading Intervention does not replace your child’s Language Arts curriculum. It is an intervention provided in addition to the classroom’s Language Arts curriculum. Your child does not miss Language Arts instruction in his/her classroom to go to Title I reading class. If you want to look for leveled books for your child, a great website to visit is Title I Newsletter Trimester 1 Liberty- Mrs. Santarelli & Miss Barrett Hello 2nd grade parents! The students have been making great progress this trimester. We have been using a guided reading program called Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI). The students read instructional and independent leveled books. Students are working on their writing skills in response to the instructional leveled texts. We have a few updates from our classrooms. Please make sure to review your child’s progress report, which will go home with the report card. On the progress report, you will find your child’s guided reading level. To find books that are appropriate for his/her level, you can ask the librarian for help or you could use this website: http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/ (click on “Search by Reading Level”). If you would like a list of books at your child’s guided reading level, please feel free to contact your Title I teacher. • Continue to have your child read the take-home books with a family member. • Please work on students’ writing skills. Have your child keep a journal at home. To practice writing, your child can also write a letter to a relative. Enjoy the upcoming holidays. Make sure your child reads over the break to help keep the progress he/she has made this trimester. Miss Barrett ([email protected]) and Ms. Santarelli ([email protected]) St. Peter’s- Mrs. Parchem St. Peter's School is well into the second quarter already, and Title 1 students are making fantastic progress! In first grade, students have mastered early reading strategies including pointing crisply to each word, reading up to 4 lines of print on a page, and using first letters and pictures clues to read new words. The focus of instruction now is building a sight vocabulary, continuing to use letter/sound knowledge in reading and writing, working with short vowels, and demonstrating comprehension of stories. Second graders have reviewed long and short vowels, and are learning strategies for reading longer words by looking for known word parts and using story context. They have also been working on fluent reading. At all times, the goal of reading instruction is good comprehension of texts. I tell my students that the first law of reading is that it makes sense! The second law is that it has to look right. > As you read with your child, make it as enjoyable an experience as you can. When my daughter had difficulty reading her classroom stories in first grade, she and I would alternate reading pages out loud and spend a few minutes every day practicing sight words. This same daughter is now in honors English and wants to be an author, so don't give up, and rest assured I won't either!