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Title 1 Literacy and Math Programs


What Is Title 1?

Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965:


  • To ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments

  • Distributing and targeting resources to make a difference to local educational agencies and schools where needs are greatest

  • Affording parents meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.


Purpose:  The Islesboro Central School’s Title 1 Literacy and Math Programs are  federally-funded programs designed to support students in need of educational help in literacy or mathematics.  Our programs target students in the lower elementary grades. We emphasize:


  • Setting goals for improvement

  • Measuring student progress

  • Supplementing the regular classroom program

  • Involving parents in all aspects of the program

  • Promoting Family Literacy Night or Parent Information Night

  • To ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments

  • Distributing and targeting resources to make a difference to local educational agencies and schools where needs are greatest

  • Affording parents meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.


How long will my child participate?

Students progress is monitored and students are reassured after a number of weeks.  If necessary, programming will be adjusted to meet their needs and intervention will continue.  If students show they have made adequate progress, they are dismissed from the small group instruction.  Once a child is dismissed from the program, however, he or she will continue to be closely monitored and will certainly be picked up again at a later date if necessary.


Support for Staff:

Title 1 Teacher will continue to provide support for classroom teachers in a variety of ways based on need. Support may include:

  • Collaboration with teachers of identified students

  • Provide strategies/resources to increase achievement of more students over time

  • Increase classroom teacher  knowledge in the area of Literacy and/or Math

  • Address the needs of Response to Intervention


Parent Involvement:

Communication with home begins even before instruction.  An information fact sheet will be sent to each parent of eligible children. Activities will be sent home regularly for students to practice the skills being taught in reading/math sessions.  Conferences are scheduled in the Fall to enable parents to meet with the Title 1 Teacher and discuss their child’s progress. You will also receive notification if/when your child is dismissed from the Title 1 Intervention program. In addition, the reading teacher is available to answer any concerns by contacting the the school.  As part of the State Department’s guidance in parent involvement, a parent involvement plan is developed.  A parent meeting is held annually to share information on the Title 1 Program and gain suggestions for program improvement.  


Program Evaluation:  

The Title 1 Program at Islesboro Central is monitored and evaluated by the Maine Department of Education.  Local supervision will be conducted by the Title 1 Teacher,  staff, and parents.  If you have any questions about the Title 1 Program, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or Debora DeLea, Title 1 Teacher@ 207-7334-2251.


Grades K-5 Title 1 Reading Program

The children receive reading instruction from the classroom teacher and also from the reading interventionist.  Students should not miss other classes or special activities by participating in the Title 1 Reading Program. The instruction in Title 1 is designed to help children succeed in the classroom, attain grade level proficiency on academic standards, and achieve success in basic and more advanced skills.  Groupings of students will determined by student need. Groupings may include individual tutorials,  small groups of students, or classroom setting.



A variety of Reading techniques and strategies may include:


  • Phonemic awareness/alphabetic understandings

  • Letter identification/formation exercised

  • letter/sound correspondence activities

  • Interactive writing

  • Guided and shared reading

  • Decoding skills: Word work (learning how words work)

  • Integration of meaning, structure and visual cues

  • Story retelling

  • Comprehension strategy development (understanding what is read)

  • Reading Fluency

  • Informational and creative writing/writing conferencing


Grades K-5 Title 1 Math Program

The goal of the Title One Math program is to provide additional or extended learning opportunities, individualized support, and alternative instructional strategies.  Instruction is specialized math instruction that is provided through the cooperation of the classroom teacher and the Title One Math interventionist.  This supplements classroom instruction and will be provided in small groups or within the classroom setting.


Title 1  Math Goals:


  • To diagnose and identify specific math problems in  each student.

  • To help each student acquire the skills needed to function in the classroom.

  • To develop a positive attitude and self-confidence by providing math success.

  • To formulate and implement plans that will improve students’ math skills.

  • To obtain parental support and involvement in our program.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND INVOLVEMENT!


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