calling all reading specialists/ Title I reading teachers...

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  1. tbird

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    What do you do? I'm considering joining your ranks. Can you tell me what you do on a day to day basis? I'm looking to make an exit from the main stage of the general ed classroom. I'd greatly appreciate any and all correspondence. Thank you for your time. :)
     
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  3. Ima Teacher

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    Title I looks really different at different schools. I used to be a Title I reading teacher, and I had a classroom with 30 students--8 classified as "Title" students, and I had an aide who was supposed to work with the title students . . . but she rarely did anything but sit and watch me so she wouldn't "single out" her students.

    We also had Title funds pay to have TWO teachers per classroom in some classes. Now we're a Title I school. Each school does things differently.
     
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    Thank you for your reply Ima. :)
     
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    Last year I worked in a school that had Title I. The Title I teachers pulled out small groups (5-6 kids?) from our class for periods of about 45 minutes, two or three times a week (I don't remember exactly). I never observed a lesson, but I was friendly with the teachers and it seemed to me that it was pretty much like regular reading instruction, but on a more individualized basis. It basically supplemented what the rest of the class was learning.
     
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    We have 3 positions paid for by Title 1 funds. One is these positions is Reading Recovery. Reading Recovery is a very intensive, 1 on 1 intervention for the bottom first grade reading students. This is half of my salary. (the other time, I'm a classroom teacher). We also have 2 other teachers who come in part time and pull students from class and work in small groups. 1 works with 1st and 2nd and the other works with 3rd, 4th, and 5th. They do an additional reading group with some of the kids. The other students receive a math lesson. Some of my friends who are Reading Recovery are also working in small groups for reading, but only in the TAKS grades. (3rd, 4th, 5th) Hope this give some more info...
     
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    I am a Title 1 teacher. I teach an intensive reading program called READ 180. I have 15 of the lowest 4th grade readers and 15 of the lowest 5th grade readers. I get my 4th grade class in the morning for 2 hours and my 5th grade class in the afternoon. In between, I do 3rd grade reading interventions. I like the program and my schedule. I really like not having a homeroom!!
     
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    Thank you LATech and BakingDiva. I'm possibly interested in doing what you do. The jobs of reading teachers seem to vary quite a bit. Interesting. Thank you!
     

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