Tyrone Area School District
701 Clay Avenue Tyrone, PA 16686
Phone: 814-684-0710 FAX: 814-684-8408

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Title I Reading Teacher

Tyrone Elementary School


Information about myself:

    I’m a 2004 graduate of Lock Haven University.  I received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Special Education with a minor in Reading.  In February 2006, I received my certification for Reading Specialist and Middle School English.  I’m originally from Western Pennsylvania – near Indiana.  However, in June 2006, I bought a house here in Tyrone.  When I’m not teaching, I enjoy listening to music, watching a movie, being with family/friends, or reading a good book.  In June 2009, I will be getting married!

Title I - 1st-4th Grade

What is Title I reading?

     Title I reading is a federally funded program that helps below average students acquire skills to become better readers.  At Tyrone Area School District, we have implemented a supplemental reading program to help students become better readers.  Title I reading is not a substitute for reading taught in the regular classroom, however it is an addition to regular classroom instruction.  Title I was established to enable students to become better readers, have a more positive self-image, and to increase interest and enjoyment in reading.

     The Title 1 Reading program permits the Reading teachers to customize instruction.  It is a federally funded program. The reading lessons are created so the children receive instruction in the skill areas that need strengthened.  The Title 1 Reading teachers and trained paraprofessionals plan and carry out the lessons during the Guided Reading block.

     The Guided Reading block is the time when all students in the grade level are receiving small group reading instruction.  As the skills are developed, the students can progress to different reading groups.

     One way students qualify for the Title 1 Reading program is from the results of the beginning of the school year assessments.  Children need to move toward the proficient level as they progress to reading success.  Scores at a Basic or Below Basic level of proficiency indicate that your child will benefit from the Title 1 Reading program.

What you can do to help your child become a better reader:

  • Listen to your child read the book(s) in his/her guided reading folder every night.
  • Encourage your child to use the Helping Hand strategies if they come to a difficult word.
  • Go over the sight words/sight word phrases and poems in your child's guided reading folder.



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