Metcalf Title One

What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded grant program aimed at providing educational opportunities for lower performing students in schools with economic need. Please use the below information to learn more about our Title I program.

How does my child qualify?
We use DIBELS testing to determine a child’s need for Title I support. DIBELS is a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy and reading skills from kindergarten through third grade. DIBELS stands for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills. DIBELS tests five skills that are necessary for learning to read. Research shows that children who learn these skills become good readers.

What does the program look like?
All students spend 30 minutes, Monday – Friday, with the Title I Teacher.

Kindergarten – Students placed into Title I will meet during the second semester to practice the following skills.
o Letter/Sound Recognition
o Rhyming Words/Nursery Rhymes
o Sound Blending - CVC Words - cat - /k/ /a/ /t/
o Kindergarten Sight Words
o Listening/Speaking Skills
o Reading Comprehension Skills

First and Second Grade – On Monday and Tuesday, students work on phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency. On Wednesday and Thursday, students utilize the program Read Live which is an individualized computer program helps build fluency (increase reading rate) and comprehension skills. On Friday, students utilize Reading Eggs which is a program that reinforces specific individual reading skills.

Third and Fourth Grade – Students spend 15 minutes working with teacher on specific individual needs. For the next 15 minutes, students utilize the program Read Live which is an individualized computer program helps build fluency (increase reading rate) and comprehension skills.