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Title 1

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Welcome Back Parents of Title 1 Students!

We would like to touch base with parents of children enrolled in the Title 1 Reading Program here at Tongue River Elementary. As many of you already know, the federal funding for this program allows your child to receive additional assistance in reading and other literacy related skills. With Title 1 funds, our school can offer family nights as well as purchase supplemental programs to benefit the students.

After many years of teaching at T.R.E., Marcine Kvidahl, my previous reading partner, retired last year. Tamie Simmons, her replacement, brings many years of reading knowledge. Most recently she has served as one of the kindergarten teachers. We collaborate daily with the classroom teachers and parents to support all children as they strive to meet their individual reading goals.


Susan Board
Title 1 Reading Teacher 

















Websites to Visit



Reading Strategies for Home & School K-1 (District Standards)

  • Letters and Sounds
  • Word analysis (blending of sounds)
  •  Reading Fluency-What is it?  How do you improve it?
  • Comprehension k-2
  •  Five Finger retell - What is it? 
  • Ficticon vs Non Fiction-How does reading change?  
  • Importance of Rhyming
  • Importance of language 

Reading Strategies for Home & Schol 2-3 (District Standards)

  • Multisyllabic word reading
  • Identifying Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Building Stamina and fluency
  • Fiction vs Non Fiction and Genres
  • Important features and structures of Fiction and Nonfiction text

Reading Strategies for Home & Schol 4-5 (District Standards)

  • Prefixes/Suffixes and Roots-What are they and why are they important?
  • Building Stamina and fluency
  • Fiction vs Non Fiction and Genre
  • Important features and structures of Fiction and Nonfiction text


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Parents Note:  Some sites may only have free trials and others you may think are more school oriented, but at least you have a few options!  

  1. abcya.com:   The leader in free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All children's educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.
  2. arcademics.com:   Arcademic Skill Builders are online educational video games that offer a powerful approach to learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills. Their goal is to make aspects of classroom instruction as effective in creating persistence and involvement as observed in video game players. Their games are a result of blending video game features into instructional research in order to achieve a high rate of student learning through increased time-on-task and engagement.
  3. sheparddsoftware.com:  free online kids math games
  4. ixl.com:   IXL is not just about helping your kids learn math or language arts, it's also about helping them enjoy learning. That means encouraging them to have fun! Unlike traditional workbooks and exercises, IXL offers hours of intrigue for students—without distracting them from grasping key concepts.
  5. kids.sandiegozoo.org –Animal activities and videos from San Diego Zoo 
  6. myon.com:  myon reader personalizes reading for students by recommending books based on their interests, reading level, and ratings of books they've read .
  7. x-tramath:  X-traMath is a free web program that teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts which are critical to success in mathematics.
  8. totalreader.com: Total Reader helps teachers, parents and tutors assess reading ability instantly. ... direct students to resources in the right range for encouraging reading growth.
  9. scootpad.com: ScootPad is an adaptive learning platform for Common Core Standards in Grades K-5 (Math, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing etc.). ScootPad delivers continuously personalized learning experience for each student enabling comprehensive practice, accelerated progress and rapid concept mastery.
  10. summer.tenmarks.com: Boost and strengthen math skills this summer. Each student's program is personalized based on an initial diagnostic assessment. Parents: Strengthen your child's math skills this summer.
  11. readingrockets.org: Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. They bring the best research-based strategies to teachers, parents, administrators, librarians, childcare providers, and anyone else involved in helping a young child become a strong, confident reader. Their  goal is to bring the reading research to life — to spread the word about reading instruction and to present "what works" in a way that parents and educators can understand and use.
  12. spellingctiy.com: An award-winning game-based learning tool for vocabulary, spelling, writing and language arts. A K-12 educational service used worldwide by schools and families includes 50,000 words and 60,000 sentences read by a real person
  13. prepdog.org: Prepdog.com is designed as an additional tool to help students increase their scores by becoming familiar and comfortable with standardized online testing. Being teachers, Rob, Brian, and Paul knew that teachers have limited funds to spend on expensive online testing sites, so they made Prepdog.org free for anyone in the world to use.
  14. makebeliefs.comix.com:  Create your own comic strips


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