• Title I

    WHAT is Title I?

    Title I is a federally funded program that provides funding to Hosack, McKnight, and Peebles Elementary for use in developing and delivering reading support services in grades one and two. Small group instruction ensures that each student can receive the help and individual attention needed for successful development of reading skills and strategies. Research-based instruction is provided by a certified reading specialist, and a student’s progress is evaluated formally three times a year in the fall, winter, and spring. Informal evaluations are ongoing.

    WHO Participates in Title I Services?

    Students in grades one and two who have been identified through testing as needing extra support with their reading skills. Also, parents of these students participate by attending parent conferences, parent meetings, and by reading with their students at home.

    WHERE are Title I services provided?

    Title I services are provided in a classroom designated as the Reading Support Room. This classroom is equipped with learning materials such as interventions, leveled and decodable story books, games, manipulatives, writing materials such as white boards, and a lending library of items that students can sign out and use at home to practice their reading.

    WHEN do Title I services take place?

    Students receive Title I services in the Reading Support room during their grade level WIN period. These classes take place four to five days a week for 30-40 minutes each class. This time is consistent across the grade level to ensure that students are not missing any curriculum-based direct instruction from the classroom teacher.

    WHY do we have Title I services?

    Title I services make it possible for students and parents to receive small group and individual assistance that will promote and enhance the development of each identified student's reading skills.