We have equal access eligibility in selecting our Title I Reading students. 9th-grade students are identified through a screening process based on their individual reading scores on the Stanford Achievement 10 Test.
Once students are identified, all of these populations are pre-tested at the beginning of the year using the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) and post-tested at the end of the year to verify placement and performance data which is one of the criteria used to identify 10th Grade students.
Our Reading Program Includes:
- English Language Arts instruction that reflects the learning standards of the ELA Curriculum Frameworks.
- Student use of active comprehension strategies: using graphic organizers, recognizing narrative and expository writing, summarizing and outlining.
- Biographical information on authors represented in the selections
- Multiple forms of assessment including oral presentations, written reports, teacher observations, performance assessments, quizzes, and pre and post-tests.
Readers/Writers Workshop 1
Title I Reading is a 6 credit class. 9th Grade students are identified through a screening process based on their individual reading scores in the Stanford Achievement 10 test. Based on learning needs, students participate in a standards-based reading curriculum, a comprehensive teaching system that includes an explicit, flexible instructional path for whole group and small group differentiated instruction. These students are pre-tested at the beginning of the year using the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) and post-tested at the End of the Year to help verify placement and performance data.
The primary emphasis of this course is to improve each student’s ability to communicate effectively through the use of strategic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Instruction is tailored to students’ individual learning needs, based on a variety of assessments, and includes extended learning time. The goal is to provide students opportunities to increase motivation, independence, and transfer of literacy skills to their academic, professional and personal lives.
Readers/Writers Workshop 2
Grade 10 students still in need of reading services will be provided with remedial reading/reading support (a 3 credit course) as determined by Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) scores, teacher recommendation, and grades.
This course builds on the foundation of Readers/Writers Workshop I with continued opportunities for students to deepen knowledge and improve skills in reading and writing, speaking and listening. Instruction is tailored to students’ individual learning needs.