Title I Overview
Karen E. Joslin, NBCT
• Provides federal funding to economically
• A disadvantaged school is defined as one
falling below the community’s poverty line.
• The poverty line is determined by the
average number of free and reduced
lunches served at each school in the
• 1965- Began as part of the Great
Society Program of President Lyndon
• This Law was called ESEA or the
Elementary and Secondary Education
• Intent was to provide services to
students who had needs that were
not being addressed in other
programming- not handicapped but
not working on grade level.
• Services focused on all grades:
• Has been known as Title I and
• Now known as No Child Left Behind.
• Shift from pull out programs to the
inclusion model of instruction.
• Shift from Targeted programs to School-
• Shift from K-12 instruction to K-5
– Current shift toward K-3 instruction.
• Shift from remediation to acceleration.
• Shift from skill based instruction to the big
5- phonics, phonemic awareness,
vocabulary, fluency and
Haw Creek Title I Program
How the money is used…
• 1 Title I teacher-
– BA in K-5 education, minor in theatre arts
– Reading Certification
– National Board Certification in Literacy
• Title I Assistants
– 3 are certified teachers
– 1 has a masters in counseling
– 2 have worked as teaching assistants in the regular
• STAR (Students Thinking and Reading) Groups providing
instructional level reading groups in every classroom
• Literacy Intervention in Kindergarten-3rd grade
• Words Their Way instructional spelling groups
• Math support for grades 3-5
• After School Tutorials
• Summer Library and Book Mobil
• Parent Involvement Workshops
• Take Home Programs
• Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Library
• Benchmark Leveled Library
• Leveled Literacy Intervention Kits
• Comprehension Kits
• Words Their Way Materials
• Classroom Libraries
– Benchmark Assessments
– QRI 4 Assessment
– DRA2 Assessment
• Professional Materials for Classrooms
– Literacy Continuum
– Gretchen Courtney Comprehension Strategy books
– Words Their Way
– Comprehending Math
Students Thinking and Reading
• Each classroom is divided into at least 4 reading groups.
• Groups meet daily for reading instruction. One day a week
may be reserved for guided spelling groups.
• Use texts that are on the students’ instructional reading
level. Use spelling words that are on the students’
instructional spelling level.
• Support Science and Social Studies units whenever possible.
• Support comprehension strategy work with supportive texts
• Support teachers during conferences and in the referral
• Meet with teachers during common planning time to share
materials that supports their whole group, guided and
independent reading blocks.
• Title I personnel are used for all group levels.
Math Literacy Groups
• Each classroom is divided into 3 math literacy groups.
• Meet once a week with students in grades 3,4 and 5.
• Use texts that address grade level mathematical
vocabulary and computation skills.
• Support Science and Social Studies units whenever
• Support math problem solving work with supportive
texts and lessons.
• Meet with teachers once or twice a month to discuss
math concepts and literature to be used for the
• Classroom teachers work on mulit-step story problems
while the Title I staff uses math based literature.
• Parent School Compact
• Annual Meeting
• Requesting Qualifications
• School-wide Planning Team
• Take Home Materials
• Workshop Evaluation
• Program Evaluation
• Annual review of policy
» The entire plan is on the green brochure that you will
receive in your child’s classroom.
» It can, or will be found on the Haw Creek Website under
Academics/Title I and under Staff/Karen Joslin
• September 22th- Annual Meeting
• October/November –Take Home Programs
• March - EOG Success Night
• April/May- Transition Night and Game
• Support Math Nights and AIG Events
• On going Video Streaming on web site
• Words Their Way sorts
• Comprehension strategies
• Investigations strategies