Welcome to Title I Literacy

The Warren Public Library will have a Summer Reading Club!  The club called Oceans of Possibilities is open to students of all ages.  Students will read books, earn prizes and most importantly...Have Fun!  The event will run from June 4 through August  13th.  Information on how to be a part of this event can be found on the library webpage at www.warrenlibrary.net
I would encourage you to check it out and keep your child reading this summer to prevent summer reading loss!
March is Reading Month at Crothers Elementary!
This month students and staff are celebratitng reading at Crothers.  At the beginning of the month, students brought home a reading calendar and reading minute log.  We have enjoyed fun reading focused days throughout the month like wearing shirts and hats with words.  On March 31st Crothers will hold a Reading Night from 6:00 to 7:30.  We hope to see all our students there for a fun night of reading  activitites.
February 2022
Title I at Crothers Elementary
In January teachers and students at Crothers busily engaged in reading assessments.  Students took NWEA Math and Reading to measure their growth in both areas and to give teachers the skills in both areas that students are ready to move on to next.  Teachers also assessed phonics progress and read with each of their students to see where students are at with applying phonics skills in actual text.  All these assessments are being analyzed and teachers will continue the work of designing small group instruction during reading to keep students moving along in their reading skills.
You will hear about your child's progress at conferences this month.  Please be sure to sign up for a conference time to hear this important information!
Mrs. Livingston
November 2021

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?

October 2021
Crothers Pandas Read at Home!  This year, Center Line Public Schools is providing every elementary student a new book to read at home every month for the whole year.  The books are made possible through at grant and the program is called "Read At Home" or RAH!  The first book went home in October and students were excited to have a new book to read and keep at home.  We are looking forward to helping families build at home libraries for their children.
My name is Mrs. Livingston and I am the Instructional Coach and Title I Coordinator at Crothers Elementary School.  I work with students and teachers across all content areas to help them be the best learners they can be, but my favorite thing to do is to teach reading and writing!  
I hope the reading resources I have listed will help you with your reading and writing until we are back at school together. 
Spring Title I and Read by Grade Three Information
This video will provide an overview of Title I programming at Crothers Elementary.  I will also provide information on Michigan's Read by Grade Three Law.
Warren Public Library Summer Reading Program

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