Title I Program:
Title I is a federal grant that
supplies dollars to schools in order to provide extra services.
Students can be identified for extra services in Language Arts
Sweetser Elementary has several
Title I programs for eligible students. Students in 3rd
and 4th grade that require extra help are in a classroom
that has an Instructional Assistant for ½ of the school day. This
assistant is used to provide extra small group instruction,
remediation, and help to Title I students. The assistant is in the
classroom during Language Arts and Math time and helps students
understand and be successful.
For students who are identified as
needing services for reading, we work to match them to the most
appropriate type of instruction. Students work with Mrs.
Miller, a licensed teacher, for direct instruction in reading
Students who meet with Mrs.
Miller work in a small group everyday for 20-25 minutes per session.
Mrs. Miller creates lessons geared toward the needs of that
particular group of students. They work on fluency, phonics, reading
strategies, comprehension skills, and more.
Students are monitored and assessed
throughout the year while receiving Title I services. If students
are found to be achieving at grade level or above the child can be
dismissed from Title I services when agreed upon.