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Title I Parent Meeting October 17 th & 19 th , 2011. WELCOME PARENTS! Please sign in and take handouts on the table!. Title I Meeting Agenda. Welcome/Introductions  What is Title I support? How do students qualify for Title I support?

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Title i parent meeting october 17 th 19 th 2011

Title I Parent MeetingOctober 17th & 19th , 2011


Please sign in and take handouts on the table!

Title i meeting agenda
Title I Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome/Introductions 

  • What is Title I support?

  • How do students qualify for Title I support?

  • Overview of assessments used to determine Title I eligibility

  • Overview of ‘Guided Reading’

  • Overview of ‘Fundations’

Meeting agenda continued
Meeting Agenda Continued

  • Complete Parent Involvement Report Card


  • If you have specific questions, concerns, or things you’d like to share about your child, please schedule a time to talk with Mrs. Sweeney at the end of the meeting. Thanks!!! 

Title i support
Title I Support

What is Title I Support?

How do students qualify?

Supplemental support in reading

Specifically teach & reinforce: decoding & encoding skills, reading strategies, & comprehension skills

Drill & practice of letters, sounds, and High Frequency Words

In or outside of regular education classroom

Small groups (5-8 students)

Various assessments




Running Records to find Guided Reading Level

Report Card Grades

Descriptions of assessments
Descriptions of Assessments

PSSA & 4-Sight Tests


4-Sight:given 3-4 times per year for grades 3rd-5th

PSSA: given 1 time per yr.

Predetermined range of levels based on how students perform




Below Basic

Given 3 times per year for KG-5th

First Sound Fluency

Phoneme Segmentation

Nonsense Word Fluency

Oral Reading Fluency

Retell & Quality of Retell

Running records to find guided reading levels
Running Records to find Guided Reading Levels

  • Student is given a text to read

  • Some pages they read aloud for teachers to score reading accuracy

  • Timed only to see how long it takes them to read

  • Student reads the rest of text independently

  • Then they are asked 5-10 comprehension questions

  • If student’s reading accuracy is below 90%, we bump down a level

  • If reading accuracy is between 90-94%, stay at this level and find comprehension score

  • If comprehension score is below 79%, we bump down a level

Instructional reading comprehension levels
Instructional Reading & Comprehension Levels

Reading Accuracy

(# of words read correctly)

Frustrational: less than 90% Accuracy

Instructional: 90-95% Accuracy

Independent: 96% or higher

Reading Comprehension

(text based, inferential, critical thinking questions)

Frustrational: less than 79%

Instructional: 80-94%

Independent: 95% or higher

What is guided reading
What is Guided Reading?

  • Creators: Fountas & Pinnell

  • Small group instruction

  • Groups based on Instructional Reading Fluency & Comprehension Levels

  • Reinforcing reading strategies & comprehension strategies

  • Students are applying the strategies

  • Teacher listens & takes observations of students as they read

  • Take notes on: fluency, reading errors, vocabulary, retelling what they read, what was the main event/details, etc.

  • Finally, students are given a review of reading performance & strategies to improve future reading tasks

What is fundations
What is ‘Fundations’

  • Systematic, multi-sensory phonics & phonemic awareness program

  • Promotes the following:

    encoding (spelling)

    decoding (reading)

    reading fluency (reading smoothly in phrases, with expression and tone)

  • Letter/Sound Card Routine

  • Vowels-pink cards (long & short vowels)

  • Consonants-yellow cards

  • Glued Sounds (am, an, all, ing, ong, ank, etc.)

  • Trick Words- CAN’T SOUND OUT!

    (the, was, here, my, etc.)

  • Finger tapping

  • Phrasing/Swooping

  • Sentence Dictation

  • Tile Board

Parent involvement report card
Parent Involvement Report Card

  • Please take some time to complete this report card

  • You don’t need to hand it in, but it’s more about acknowledging the GOOD THINGS YOU’RE DOING at home with your children and if there are any other areas that you can help your child and school.

Check out these websites
Check Out These Websites!!!

  • http://www.education.state.pa.us- type in academic state standards to pull up all subjects

  • http:www.projectappleseed.org- this is the site that I took the Parent Involvement Report Card from; has TONS of great sources for PARENTS!!!

  • http://www. learningpage.com -FREE signup and provides books to download & print, worksheets on various skills

  • http://www.superteacherworksheets.com- has FREE printable worksheets in math, reading, writing, grammar, handwriting, graphic organizers

  • http://www.pppst.com- FREE Power Point Presentations on all sorts of topics and subjects to help reviewing skills at home

More great websites
More Great Websites!!!

  • http://guysread.com- this site gives you lists of books that boys would be interested in reading, facts about why boys struggle reading or interest to read books

  • http://lazyreaders.com- this site gives you lists of books from children, young adult, to adult; the lists are quality books that won’t take forever to read

  • http://rif.org – Check out tips and activity ideas to motivate your child to read. An area just for parents!

  • http://starfall.com - Where children have fun learning to read! This site has interactive games that your child can play as they learn to read. It is a FREE site.

Thanks for coming

  • Please remember to take the handouts on the following:

  • List of Reading Strategies & Comprehension Skills

  • PSSA Performance Levels and Scores

  • Descriptions of Guided Reading Books

  • Ringlets on Phonemic Awareness and High Frequency Word Activities

  • Ringlets on Reading Fluency, Decoding & Encoding Strategies

  • Reading Fluency Packets