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Ron Clark –  use music with teaching
http://www.songsforteaching.com
YouTube – “You Can Vote However You Like
-          “Ron Clark Story Music Video”  (Matthew Perry as Ron Clark)
Book – “The Essential 55
http://Puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com
www.wordle.net
www.firstschoolyears.com
http://www.phonicstar.com
http://www.starfall.com
Grid to use to record all of the student’s scores and levels
Google Maps – use to show how/where students are reading about (use street view)
http://www.readinga-z.com – Need to subscribe
http://www.rti4success.org/ - National RtI Center
http://www1.bellevuepublicschools.org/curriculum/k6web/_k-6.htm – Websites updated regularly
http://www.zoophonics.com/
http://activities.macmillanmh.com/reading/treasures/
http://www.nettrekker.com/ - Need to subscribe – safe search engine
http://www.educationcity.com – Need to subscribe
www.softschools.com
“Menu” projects – children chose different projects to do, chose from different scenes from the book they were reading.
Wellness grant – kids are not only trying new foods, but only diet pop and juice are available from machines.  PE is also focusing more on healthy activity – some have a nutritionist that comes into the school.
Parent Involvement – Not only sharing results from DIBELS/AIMS and where the benchmark is, also have begun to share goal.  K-12, parents are asking what they can do to help at home.  Seeing improvement with the “little goals”, where they want to be in 2 weeks/1 month/etc.
Journeys/Voyagers/Passport – scripted reading program for 7-12.  Also using Journeys 1 as Core in 7th Grade, Journeys 2 in 8th grade, and 9-12 in Journeys 3.  Lots of support from the company (conference calls, they look at your data), but very pricey.  (Journeys 1, 40 students, $13,000; Journeys 2 and 3, $15,000 together) Every 6th day is differentiated, computer work is included. 
Sets of books-
                Word Family Tales
                Learn to Read With….. by Sue Graves
Word family “hammers” – the beginning sound changes, slides up and down the handle
Reading Mastery program – very scripted, may be hard for teachers to “buy into” – (i.e. the “a” is written with the hat), but tell kids to use the “Sound Symbol” not the letter.  Mastery test every 10 lessons, as well as a fluency assessment.  Older grades have a writing assessment as well, comprehension assessment too. 
 
 
 
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4 Responses to "Notes that Christine took from the Title I Spring Meeting!" (view all)

Wow, thanks Christine for complying all this in one place.  This will be so much easier than reading my notes that are EVERYWHERE!:)  Thanks again, Jill

Thanks for organizing this so well.
Amy

I made the links "clickable" for your convenience. :)  Hope it helps!

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