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Title I Department

Here in the Title I Department, we are so excited that we have everyone back in school and learning! We have gotten our first 9 weeks under our belts and summer is fading into Fall.

We have put together some resources in Reading and Math that you can use to work with your child all year long. We also have given you some resources that will help your child continue on the journey of becoming a strong reader and mathematician long after the candy corn is gone.


We hope you will enjoy, and we encourage you to use these tools!

Things to Never Forget: Advice for Parents & Caregivers

“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” – National Commission on Reading


Reading with your young child will give them a great start in school – and it can be a lot of fun! A child’s ability to read directly impacts his or her future opportunities for success in all aspects of life, from education to job readiness, to self esteem and quality of life. You can have a direct impact on your child’s growth and skill development, today and every day, just by reading, singing, playing, and talking with them! Children who are read with from birth for at least 20 minutes a day are almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% of their class in reading.

Five Handy Guides to Early Childhood Development

It is important to understand that most of the brain growth and development needed for success in school is accomplished BEFORE the child turns FOUR! Its never too late to start. Learn how to interact with your child in ways that will increase their chances for success – Read 20 can help! Here are some handy Early Childhood Guides for parents and caregivers to figure out what to do to help their future student stay on track during the all-important early years. There are Five Guides, one for each year, up to and including Kindergarten:


http://read20.org/wp-content/uploads/Early-Childhood-Guide-Birth-to-12-months-4.24.17rev.docx

http://read20.org/wp-content/uploads/Early-Childhood-Guide-13-to-24-months-4.24.17-rev.docx

http://read20.org/wp-content/uploads/Early-Childhood-Guide-25-to-36-months-4.24.17.docx

http://read20.org/wp-content/uploads/Early-Childhood-Guide-37-to-48-months-4.24.17.docx

http://read20.org/wp-content/uploads/Checklist-for-Kindergarten-Skills-for-parents-and-Pre-K-teachers-71811-1.pdf

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade Corner

Did you know that before children can learn to read, they must know the sounds of language? Children come to school talking, but they do not understand the individual sounds they are making, how those sounds form words, and the letters that represent those sounds. In kindergarten, teachers focus much of their time on developing each student’s understanding of sounds, syllables (segmenting words by their sounds), and teaching students the relationship between the sounds and letters on a page.


Here is a quick video that shows an easy way for you and other family members to help your child at home so he/she can practice and master these skills.

2.1 Saying Individual Sounds in Words

Building Vocabulary

As your child grows, he/she is exposed to different types of books or texts. Reading books that are familiar or interesting may be easy for your child. However, every student must be prepared to read books or texts that are about new things that are unfamiliar and more advanced.


One of the best ways to help your child prepare is to help them to build their vocabulary. When your child knows a variety of words, they can better understand new and more difficult reading passages. Here are some great ways to build vocabulary at home:


  • Involve your child in household activities such as gardening, cooking, crafts, etc. As they work and observe, explain what is happening and introduce them to the terms used for the activity. (For example, when cooking, talk about the measuring cup you are using and why it is important, the spatula use to stir, etc.)

  • Try to use big, new words when you are talking to your child. Use new and different words so your child can hear the words and see how they are used. (For example, if something you see is big, use the word humongous or gigantic instead of big.)

  • Talk about books as you are reading them. After the words are read, talk about the pictures on the pages, ask questions about what your child thinks could happen next, talk more about the characters in the story and ask your child to describe them.

  • Go for a walk and talk about the things that you see outside! Look at trees, leaves, bugs, buses, stores, flowers, cars, mailboxes, and whatever you see and talk about it.

Reading 360

The At-Home Decodable Book Series is now available for free for all Tennessee families of K–2 children to encourage at-home reading practice to help young learners become stronger readers.

Click the link below to see how to order!

https://decodablerequests.powerappsportals.com/decodable-requests/

We Don't Want to Forget Our Middle School and High School Parents and Students!

What is i-Ready?

i-Ready is an online program that your child uses in math class. It provides each student with his/her own learning path. The learning path provides each student with math supports to meet their needs.


Click on the link below to find out more!


https://i-readycentral.com/download/?res=479&view_pdf=1

Learning Heros

Check out this website to find great resources to support learning at home for K-8 students in math and reading. Use the Readiness Check tool to find out how your child is doing in key math and reading skills and connect with free learning resources. Get great tips for communicating with your child’s teacher, daily projects for your child to complete, and more!

https://bealearninghero.org/