Welcome back to students and parents to the 2020-2021 school year at Crothers Elementary! The staff has been busy setting the stage for exciting learning experiences and achievement for all students. The Crothers Title I Program is also getting ready to support students, staff, and parents this year.
Title I supports our school community in a variety of ways each school year. Although the way services will be delivered may look different all aspects of the program will be in place. First, reading intervention is provided by our Reading Specialist to primarily lower elementary students who have been identified through a screening assessment as needing additional support. Additionally, coaching is provided to teachers to help them deliver targeted literacy instruction to all students. In working with both students and teachers, reading improvement and instruction for all grades is supported.
Finally, Title I supports the school community through evening events like Family Game Night, Reading Night and Panda Pride Night. Title I also provides extra programming such as Math Pentathlon. These additional programs provide Crothers’ Families opportunities for academic enrichment in a fun way.
Crothers is proud to offer academic support and literacy programming to our students through Title I funding. Once again, welcome to another great year, we are excited to continue learning with you and your child.
Title I Coordinator/Academic Coach
Read at Home
Getting good at anything requires practice and reading is no different. Students need to read nightly to continue to apply literacy skills learned at school and also to extend their learning. This is why you should set time aside nightly or four to five times a week at a minimum for your child to read at home. Your child should do some reading to you, with you and they can listen to you read to them also. Listening to your child read and helping them with the tricky words is a great way to increase reading accuracy and fluency. Reading and then talking about what was read is a great way to increase comprehension or the understanding of what was read. The key is have your child read for 15-20 minutes at home as often as you can to help them grow as readers.
After reading together you can help your child do a retelling of a fiction story using the prompts below.
Tell who is in the story
What is the setting - where does the story take place.
What happens in the story? What are the events or the problem and solution?
How does the story end?
After reading through an informational book you can use the prompts below to talk about what was read.
What is the topic or big idea of the text?
What did you learn about the topic?
What did you already know and what is new information?
What was interesting about this topic?
Reading and Writing Resources
RAZ Kids - Your child can continue to read books at their level until school resumes.
Reading Brain Website - This website features books you and your child can read online and fun reading games you can play together.
PBS Kids - Play reading games and listen to stories
Readworks - This site provides reading passages for students in grades 3-5
Starfall - This is great place for K-2 students to work on basic reading skills
Khan Academy - Lessons across all content areas