Omro School District Title I Program awareness (hearing and sounding out
words), and sentence writing.
The School District of Omro Assessment in 2nd grade includes:
Title I program serves students in sight word recognition, blend
grades 1-4. Students are recognized identification (sh, th, wh, ch, br, tr,
School District of Omro as needing extra help in the areas of fr, gr), sentence dictation, guided
Title I Program language arts (reading, writing, reading level, and story writing.
grammar), math, science, and social Assessment in 3rd grade focuses on
studies by classroom teachers K-4 reading, comprehension and writing.
each spring. A Needs Assessment Students are assessed in sight word
meeting is then held in April or May to spelling, Daily Oral Language, story
determine where the area of greatest mapping, dictated sentences and
need is. Title I parents are invited to guided reading level. 4th grade
attend this annual meeting through an students are assessed a little
invite sent home. Language arts is the differently. Students scores from
area of greatest need for the 2008- the end of 3rd grade as well as current
2009 school year. guided reading level, READS
The School District of Omro assessment scores, academic lab
has an early intervention philosophy involvement, and teacher
when it comes to literacy. Students in recommendation are taken into
grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 will receive the account. Students are assessed again
Lynn Betts, Reading Specialist Title I support for the 2008-2009 at the end of the school year to show
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Nicki Mielke, Title I Reading Teacher
email@example.com Every fall, the Title I teachers
take the list of students recognized
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Assessment in first grade includes:
sight word identification,
letter/sound recognition, phonemic
Students are then put onto a writing, and skills. All 2nd graders also Read with/to your child.
prioritized ranking list. Students are receive in-class writing support. Reading for a few minutes each day
served by this rank order (lowest to throughout the entire year (summer
highest). Parents are then invited to 3rd grade - Invited 3rd graders too!), increases a child’s vocabulary,
have their child participate in the participate in a guided reading format helps them read with expression, and
program. A permission form, compact, in their classrooms. The Title I staff keeps those skills fresh. It also
and parent policy must be signed is in the classroom 3 times per week shows that you think reading is
before a student can meet with a for reading support and students also important and that outlook rubs off
Title I teacher. A fall parent meeting receive an hour per week of in class on your child.
is held to inform parents of their writing support.
child’s needs academically and to
answer questions and sign forms. At 4th grade – Invited 4th graders
the end of the school year, another participate through in class support
parent meeting is held to share twice a week in reading. This ranges
progress and for parents to share from guided reading to whole group
their thoughts about the program. reading activities.
Services Offered At any time during the school Other Important Things To Note
year, students may be dismissed from
1st grade – Invited 1st graders receiving Title services. Students are Two parent meetings are held
participate in ROFAH – Reading On reassessed and classroom teachers each year, one in fall and one in spring.
First and Home. Students in this are conferred with regarding At both meetings, you will be
program are seen daily for 30 minutes dismissal. A dismissal letter will be informed of your child’s academic
to work on reading skills, sent home. needs and progress.
comprehension, and writing. Students Bi-monthly newsletters will
also reread with an aide during the What Can I Do As a Parent? come home with tips and tricks for
course of the day. you to try at home as well as any news
Be involved. By coming to and updates from the Title I staff.
2 grade – Invited 2 graders parent meetings and conferences, The Title I staff is here to
participate in a guided reading format. parents are kept up to date of their help! If we can help in anyway, please
2nd graders are typically seen 3 times child’s progress and receive tips to feel free to contact us.
a week for 30 min. to work on reading, help their child at home.