Title 1

As a Title 1 Literacy Teacher, I work with first grade students in both Reading Recovery and Guided Reading Plus Literacy groups and with 2nd grade students in Guided Reading Plus Literacy groups.

Reading Recovery is an intensive, 20 week, early intervention program which provides students with daily, individualized 30 minute lessons.

Guided Reading Plus Literacy Groups are offered to students who are in need of literacy support. These groups meet 4-5 days per week .

Reading Recovery Lessons consist of:

  • Reading several familiar books
  • Reading a story that was read for the first time the day before
  • Working with letters and/or words using magnetic letters
  • Writing a story consisting of a sentence or two
  • Assembling a cut up sentence
  • Reading a new book

Guided Reading Plus Literacy Groups:

Guiding Reading Plus groups are designed to promote monitoring and self correcting strategies, fluency, strategies for deeper comprehension and vocabulary development in reading, and to explore the links between reading and writing.

Guided Reading Plus lesson format:

  • Fluent writing of high frequency words

  • Phonological Awareness and or Phonics (letter/ word work)

  • Guided reading

  • Reading assessment

  • Independent reading

  • Writing about reading- writing strategy lesson, writing prompt

Each day, students take home a bag with several books that have been read during their lesson. Parents are asked to listen to their children read daily in order to support them with their literacy learning. The books should be returned to school each day.

Home Connections:

Reports of progress are sent home with each child every  ranking period. Literary teachers meet with parents at conference time to discuss children’s progress. Parents are invited to observe a Reading Recovery or a Literacy Group lesson and phone and email contact is welcomed.

The Title 1 Literacy and Math team offers a variety of events throughout the school year to support Literacy and Math at home.

2016-2017 Title 1 Literacy and Math:

A Fall informational night was held. Parents were given Literacy information and math activities for students to do at home and the Title 1 School-Parent Compact was discussed.

Students took part in the interactive music presented by Matt Loosigian, otherwise known as “Earth Jams”. Each family was given a copy of the book  Bedtime Math to take home and enjoy!

Our next event will be held in late winter and there will be more information coming at a later date.

Lastly, a summer kick off program will be held in early June. Parents will leave with activities and resources to use at home to help their children avoid the “Summer Slide”.

I encourage all parents of Title 1 students to attend as many of our Literacy/Math activities as you can. I look forward to meeting each of you and working together to help each student succeed. Please contact me with any questions you may have. dpratt@msad49.org 207-453-4240