Program Goals

  • To develop awareness of how letter sounds are used to form words.
  • To improve basic early reading skills for struggling students.
  • To build accurate and fluent reading and improve comprehension.
  • To help children reach their reading potential.
  • To foster a love of books and a desire to read.

Provided at elementary level

  • Three to five times weekly
  • 25-30 minute sessions
  • Title I Reading room
  • In small groups or one-on-one with the Title I Reading teacher

How is instruction provided?

  • Parents and teachers work together to develop an individualized goal plan for each child.
  • Specialized reading instruction is provided through the cooperation of the classroom teacher and the Title I Reading specialist. This supplements classroom instruction.
  • Supplemental reading instruction with the Title I Reading teachers may be one-to-one or in small groups.
  • Children are helped to recognize letter sounds, words, language structure and expression. Teachers also help children understand what they read and encourage them to read for enjoyment.

Who is eligible?

  • Any student in grades K-5 with priority for first and second grade students at the elementary level. If reading problems are addressed when they first occur, children have a better chance to be successful in school.
  • The opportunity to be part of a Title I program is determined for each child based on information from many tools used by the Title I Reading teacher. Included are report cards, state reading screenings, and a child’s performance on several district measurements of reading. Classroom teacher and parent recommendations are important to Title I placement.
  • Each student entering the Title I program is screened to determine at what level he or she is reading. Students are monitored closely for progress throughout the school year.