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Please look towards the bottom of this page for monthly Title I newsletters.  These newsletters are available in English and Spanish and contain excellent resources for parents on how to best support their child's learning at home.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the Title I resources teachers listed below:

Ms. Burris - Title I Math Teacher: burrisad@pwcs.edu
Mrs. Estrada - Title I Reading Teacher (Grades 2-3): estradgd@pwcs.edu
Mrs. Hinegardner - Title I Reading Teacher (Grades 3-5): hinegaml@pwcs.edu
Mrs. Nottingham - Reading Specialist (Grades K-1): nottinsl@pwcs.edu

Helpful Reading Tips for Parent
20 minutes of Reading 

Experts recommend that parents read to their children for at least 20 minutes a day. It’s cozy, it’s fun—and it teaches your child skills he can use when he reads on his own. Consider these suggestions for fitting a memorable learning experience into just 20 minutes.
Pick the time and place.
Try to find times when you can slow down, snuggle up, and read. Choose a place that’s free of distractions, especially electronics. You’ll show your youngster that reading takes priority over the TV and the phone.

Read to everyone. Have more than one child? Read to them all at once! It’s a nice way for siblings to bond. Plus, when a little one stops you to ask what a word means, an older sibling can take pride in explaining it. Tip: When you have time, try to give each youngster his own read-aloud slot. Introduce new books.

Start a new tradition in just 20 minutes.
Favorite books are often passed down through generations— use story time to share books you loved as a child. Your enjoyment will shine through as you read, which can inspire your youngster to love reading, too.♥

Give Children Lots of Opportunities to Read Aloud 

Give your child lots of opportunities to read aloud. Inspire your young reader to practice every day! The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child.

Dig deeper into the story.
Ask your child questions about the story you've just read. Say something like, "Why do you think Clifford did that?"

Once is not enough.
Encourage your child to re-read favorite books and poems. Re-reading helps kids read more quickly and accurately.

Be patient.
When your child is trying to sound out an unfamiliar word, give him or her time to do so. Remind your child to look closely at the first letter or letters of the word.

I read to you, you read to me.
Take turns reading aloud at bedtime. Kids enjoy this special time with their parents.

Talk, talk, talk!
Talk with your child every day about school and things going on around the house. Sprinkle some interesting words into the conversation, and build on words you've talked about in the past.

Gently correct your young reader.
When your child makes a mistake, gently point out the letters he or she overlooked or read incorrectly. Many beginning readers will guess wildly at a word based on its first letter.