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    Title 1 Reading

    Feel free to contact me at school at (618) 983-7581 or email me at sbaker@jcindians.org


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    Did you know that learning to read is a challenge for almost 40 percent of kids? The good news is that with early help, most reading problems can be prevented. The bad news is that 44 percent of parents who notice their child having troubles wait a year or more before getting help.

    Early identification is crucial. Please, if you suspect a problem, don't hesitate. Learn about reading difficulties, get your child asessed, find out what you can do to help your struggling reader, and don't give up!

    Through our Title 1 program we are identifying and supporting 5th Grade-8th Grade students in the area of reading and math. Students in need of reading interventions and math interventions are worked with on a daily basis in small groups during Tier time. During this reading intervention time we are using the following programs: Reading Renaissance, Edmentum and Moby Max.  Plus a variety of specially designed skill practices. 

    Math interventions are provided during Tier time for students.  Basic facts, grade level skills and reteaching is completed during tier in a small group or one-on-one to individual students.  

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    12 Great Tips for Reading with Your Kids . . .

      1.  Make reading part of every day

    2.  Have fun!

    3.  Spend a few minutes reading to them daily

    4.  Encourage your child to read a book

    5.  Show your child the cover of a book and talk about it

    6.  Show words to your child - run your finger under the word as you read

    7.  Skip a word - let your child fill in a word of a favorite book

    8.  Make the story come alive

    9.  Ask your child questions about what they have read

    10.  Allow your child to ask questions about the story or related stories

    11.  Encourage your child to tell stories

    12.  Talk about the illustrations

Mrs. Sally Baker
  • My name is Sally Baker.  I live in Marion with my husband and two daughters. 

    I have been teaching for 25 years (17 of these years in Johnston City). 

    I am currently the Title 1 and Rti Coordinator at Washington School.