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Title I Overview. Karen E. Joslin, NBCT Literacy Specialist. What is Title I. Provides federal funding to economically disadvantaged schools. A disadvantaged school is defined as one falling below the community’s poverty line.

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Title i overview

Title I Overview

Karen E. Joslin, NBCT

Literacy Specialist

What is Title I

  • Provides federal funding to economically disadvantaged schools.

  • A disadvantaged school is defined as one falling below the community’s poverty line.

  • The poverty line is determined by the average number of free and reduced lunches served at each school in the district.

  • 1965- Began as part of the Great Society Program of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

  • This Law was called ESEA or the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

  • Intent was to provide services to students who had needs that were not being addressed in other programming- not handicapped but not working on grade level.

  • Services focused on all grades: K-12.

  • Has been known as Title I and Chapter I.

  • In 2001 it became known as No Child Left Behind.

  • Currently the Common Core Curriculum, assessments and new benchmark achievement levels are tied into ESEA funds.

The History

The Changing Face of Title I President Lyndon B. Johnson.

  • Shift from pull out programs to the inclusion model of instruction.

  • Shift from Targeted programs to School-wide programs.

  • Shift from K-12 instruction to K-5 instruction.

    • Current shift toward K-3 instruction.

  • Shift from remediation to acceleration.

  • Shift from skill based instruction to Common Core components: Reading Literature, Reading Informational Texts, Foundational Skills, Writing, Speaking/Listening, and Language.

Haw creek title i program how the money is used
Haw Creek Title I Program President Lyndon B. Johnson.How the money is used…

  • 1 Title I teacher-

    • BA in K-5 education, minor in theatre arts

    • Reading Certification

    • National Board Certification in Literacy

  • Title I Assistants

    • 1 certified teacher

    • 1 has a masters in counseling

    • 1 has a degree in Spanish

    • 3 have worked as teaching assistants in the regular classroom

  • STAR (Students Thinking and Reading) Groups providing instructional level reading groups in every classroom

  • Literacy Intervention in Kindergarten-3rd grade

  • Words Their Way instructional spelling groups 3-5

  • Parent Involvement Workshops

  • Take Home Programs

  • Staff Development

Materials President Lyndon B. Johnson.

  • Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Library

  • Benchmark Leveled Library

  • Leveled Literacy Intervention Kits

  • Comprehension Kits

  • Words Their Way and Fundations Materials

  • Classroom Libraries

  • Assessments

    • Benchmark Assessments

    • QRI 4 Assessment

    • DRA2 Assessment

    • mClass for selected 4th and 5th graders

  • Professional Materials for Classrooms

    • Literacy Continuum

    • Gretchen Courtney Comprehension Strategy books

    • Words Their Way

    • Comprehending Math

    • Pathways to the Common Core

Title I in the Classroom President Lyndon B. Johnson.

STAR Groups-

Students Thinking and Reading

  • Each classroom is divided into at least 4 reading groups.

  • Groups meet daily for reading instruction. One day a week may be reserved for guided spelling groups.

  • Use texts that are on the students’ instructional reading level. Use spelling words that are on the students’ instructional spelling level.

  • Support Science and Social Studies units whenever possible.

  • Support comprehension strategy work with supportive texts and lessons.

  • Support teachers during conferences and in the referral processes.

  • Meet with teachers during common planning time to share materials that supports their whole group, guided and independent reading blocks.

  • Title I personnel are used for all group levels.

Parent Involvement Policy President Lyndon B. Johnson.

  • Parent School Compact

  • Annual Meeting

  • Requesting Qualifications

  • School-wide Planning Team

  • Workshops

  • Take Home Materials

  • Workshop Evaluation

  • Program Evaluation

  • Annual review of policy

    • The entire plan can be found on the Haw Creek Website under the Parent Tab.

Parent Involvement Plan President Lyndon B. Johnson.

  • September 23rd- Annual Meeting

  • October- Fall Book Club

  • November- Literacy Fair

  • March- Spring Book Club

  • Grade Level Technology Nights

  • May Transition Night

  • Support Grade Level Curriculum Nights

  • On going Video Streaming on web site

    • Words Their Way sorts

    • Literacy strategies

    • Math strategies


Questions President Lyndon B. Johnson.