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Welcome Parents!. Reading Support Program Response to Intervention (RTI) Reading Boyce Middle School September 16, 2014. Agenda. Welcome Introductions What is RTI? Program Overview PA Common Core Reading Skills and Curriculum Novel Group Instruction Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy

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welcome parents

Welcome Parents!

Reading Support Program

Response to Intervention (RTI)

Reading

Boyce Middle School

September 16, 2014

agenda
Agenda
  • Welcome
  • Introductions
  • What is RTI?
  • Program Overview
  • PA Common Core
  • Reading Skills and Curriculum
  • Novel Group Instruction
  • Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy
  • Title 1 Compact
  • Questions and Comments
what is response to intervention rti
What is Response to Intervention (RTI) ?
  • RTI is the name for the reading and math support program at Boyce Middle School.
  • Resource Teacher and classroom teachers work together to improve students’ reading skills and confidence.
students in the rti program
Students in the RTI Program
  • PSSA Assessment Data
  • Informal Reading Inventory (new students)
  • Easy CBM assessment- Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Teacher recommendations based on student academic performance- Guided Reading Levels from Elementary School
  • Parent input and information
  • Novel Groups are Flexible throughout the year based on student progress.
program overview
Program Overview
  • Reading Specialist works with small groups by facilitating novel instruction.
  • Novel instruction will take place every other day in the rotation and will be 45 minutes.
  • This instruction is centered around reading skills, fluency, comprehension and higher-level thinking and questioning.
  • Instruction will also focus on quarterly reading skills.
  • Reading Specialist works with classroom teacher to team teach Social Studies and provide support for struggling readers.
novel group instruction
Novel Group Instruction
  • Selected novel is at your child’s instructional level.
  • Small group novel instruction will occur 3 days out of the 6 day rotation.
  • Students read and discuss the novel as well as apply the reading skills to the novel.
  • Students will be assigned reading for homework.
  • Several comprehension quizzes will be given throughout the nine week period.
  • Students will receive points for participation, preparation and materials.
reading skills
Reading Skills
  • All Boyce Students will be introduced to reading skills each nine week grading period.
  • Students will be expected to apply these skills when reading both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • These skills are assessed both formally and informally- Quizzes, Post-Tests and Observation
5 th grade reading skills
5th Grade Reading Skills
  • Story Elements (setting, characters, conflict, climax, resolution, mood and theme).
  • Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • Making Predictions and Making Inferences
  • Sequencing story events
  • Character Traits
  • Questioning
    • Literal- answers found right in the text.
    • Inferential- the student must use the text to infer or draw conclusions when reading.
    • Critical- Understanding and evaluating the point an author is trying to make. This is often in the form of an essay question.
6 th grade reading skills
6th Grade Reading Skills
  • Distinguishing between fiction and nonfiction
  • Point of View- first person and third person
  • Story Elements (setting, characters, conflict, climax, resolution).
  • Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • Making Predictions and Making Inferences
  • Sequencing story events as well as understanding the role of time clues and transitions
  • Cause and Effect
  • Questioning
    • Literal- answers found right in the text.
    • Inferential- the student must use the text to infer or draw conclusions when reading.
    • Critical- Understanding and evaluating the point an author is trying to make. This is often in the form of an essay question.
communication
Communication
  • Progress reports which reflect the big ideas in reading are sent home two times a year during the 2nd and 4th grading periods.
  • Reading Specialist will also provide resource materials to parents.
  • Reading Specialist will be responsible for communicating grades from the small group instruction which are a part of the reading grade.
  • Reading Specialist will monitor the students’ classroom performance closely.
  • Open Communication with Reading Specialist through email, phone and parent meetings.
ela pa common core
ELAPA Common Core
  • An Introduction to the Common Core
  • http://www.corestandards.org/what-parents-should-know/
  • http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/reading,_writing,_listening___speaking/7539/p/1468776
  • What does this mean for USC?
  • ELA- English and Language Arts
  • Change in the PSSAs- 1 test
  • 5th and 6th Grade Writing Instruction and Assessments
what can i do
What can I do?
  • Provide us with any insight that will help us meet your child’s needs
  • Encourage reading at home each night
  • Make reading a positive experience
  • Use the helpful tip sheets in your folder
documents
Documents

Our program is funded by the Title 1 Federal Program. This is part of the Department of Education’s Plan for providing reading and math services to all students who qualify.

  • School Parent Compact
documents1
Documents

Parent Involvement Policy

  • Title 1 Parent meetings- Fall and Spring
  • Data on student progress
  • Parent Conferences
  • Supplemental activities to support your child
  • Communication with Title 1 Staff
  • Understanding student performance data
parent input questions
Parent Input Questions

What input do you have to offer the District’s Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy?

  • Development of the School’s Title 1 Plan
  • The ability to contribute to school improvement efforts
  • Support from the district in assisting the school in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities.
  • Support from the district in providing annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of parent involvement policies
  • Revisions to Title 1 parent involvement policies
thank you
Thank you!

Questions and comments are welcome!