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Title 1

 Lathers Kindergarten Title I Reading Program

(Created by Julie Crane)

Ms. Harrington, Reading Specialist~harrinn@gardencityschools.com 

(scroll down to see reading information)  

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                                       "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald 

What is Title I?
Title I is a  K-12 program that provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as at risk and to help ensure that all students meet  state academic standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.

How Does my Child Qualify for Extra Support?
All students at Lathers are given a Universal Screening which includes Letter ID, Letter Sounds and DIBELS three times a year (Sept., Jan., May). Based upon the results as well as teacher recommendations determines who qualifies for this extra support.
What is the Goal of Title I Reading Program?
The  goal of Title I Reading Program is to bring students up to academic grade level achievement in reading.  The lessons support the instruction within the classroom as we work alongside the classroom teacher. The small groups provide direct academic support in the five areas of reading: comprehension, phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, and fluency. We promote a love for reading for our students at Lathers.

 Title I and Parent Communication
When schools work together with families to support learning, children are better prepared to succeed not just in school, but throughout life. Although parents come to schools with diverse backgrounds, they want their children to be successful in school. Here at Lathers in collaboration with parents, teachers, students, and administrators, we are working together to enhance parental involvement and recognize the needs of students and families in the communities they serve.
(Please see parent compact and policies attached at the bottom of this page).

Literacy Nights and Parent Workshops

 Literacy Night at Lathers:
January ~ Gizmo Game Night
March ~ Reading, Writing and Recipes

Parent Workshops and Read-Ins
Title I in partnership with Kindergarten Connections, Lathers PTA and other various organizations offer monthly educational workshops on many topics, Love and Logic, Reading, Science with Kindergarteners, and more. Please watch for flyers, dates and topics to join us one evening.

Help Your Child Become a Better Reader
1.  Read More!                                                                           2. Ask questions before reading
     Make reading fun!                                                                     "What do you think the book will be about?"

     Read together everyday.                                                           "What does the title mean?"
     Tell your child, "You are a good reader!"                                    "What do you think will happen to the...?"
      Let your child see you reading.

 3. Ask questions while reading:                                                     4. Make predictions:
     "Why does that boy look so sad?"                                               "I think that she will win the race."
     "What is that mom looking for?"                                                 "I think he will find the bunny."

5. Point to the words:                                                                     6. Make connections to your own lives:
    This will help our child match the words to print.                            "This cat reminds me of Jenny's cat."
     You can point to encourage your child to. (to level C)                     "This reminds me when Papa came for dinner."

7. Make connections to other books:                                                8. Visualize and create sensory images:
    "In Goodnight Moon, I notice a picture of the bunnies                      Close your eyes and picture it in your head.
      from Runaway Rabbit."                                                                     Can you see it?
    The Gingerbread Baby is kind of like the story of                             Can you feel that cool wind on your face?
     The Gingerbread Man because they both have to run away.

9. Reflect on the book:
    Did you like it or not? What make you say that?
    Retell what happened in the story?

Read A Loud Books On-Line

1. Tumble Books and BookFlix: Interactive Read-A-Louds Access through your Public Library (funded by state of Michigan)

                   tumble books         http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/bookslist.aspx?CategoryID=13

2. Tumble Books and Book Flix: Interactive Read-A-Louds Access through your Public Library (funded by state of Michigan)

                  bookflix       http://bkflix.grolier.com/

3.   Just Books Read A Loud: Over 750 short, medium and long read a louds

                                                             books      http://www.justbooksreadaloud.com/


Interactive Websites for Children

1. Starfall: Opened in September of 2002 as a free public service and has been teaching children to read with phonics ever since. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.

                                        starfall http://www.starfall.com/

2. ABCya.com. The leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web.

                                      ABCya http://www.abcya.com/

3.Bookbuilderonline.com Select a book from our collection below to start building or read more about BookBuilderOnline.com in the getting started.

                                        pioneer valley  http://bookbuilderonline.com

Top Twenty Books-Teacher Picks

1. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak 
2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Penguin, 1969).
3. The Polar Express
 by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton Mifflin, 1985).  
4. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (HarperCollins).
 5. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw (Firefly).
 6. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (HarperCollins).
7. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (Simon & Schuster).
 8. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (Penguin).
 9. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (Penguin).
10. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Penguin).
11. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (Harcourt).  
12. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond (HarperCollins).
13. The Snowman by Raymond Briggs (Random House)  
14. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey (Penguin). Anita Silvey, author of 100 Best Books for Children, cherishes McCloskey’s “subtle economy in text and art.”
15. No, David! by David Shannon (Scholastic).
16. The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco (Simon & Schuster).
17. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper 
18. The Mitten by Jan Brett  
19.Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (Random House).
20. Curious George by H.A. and Margret Ray (Houghton Mifflin).