Cullowhee Valley is a Title I School
- This means we receive federal funds to provide extra help for all students at CVS.
- These funds can be used for teachers, tutors, afterschool programs, books, supplies and materials.
- It also provides opportunities for parents to receive training to help their child at school.
Cullowhee Valley Title I supports students through small group instruction.
- Within the classroom, the teacher divides the class into small groups, usually 4 to 6 students.
- Each group works with their teachers at the student’s individual reading level.
- For children who need a little extra boost, students are pulled from the classroom by a tutor for additional small group instruction.
- Lessons are tailored to fit the needs for that particular group.
- Sample instructional lessons are…
- Phonics-letters and sounds within words
- Vocabulary-word meanings
- Fluency-reading quickly and smoothly, “like we talk”
- Comprehension-making sure students understand what they are reading
- Written comprehension-being able to explain answers to comprehension questions in written form
Reading Comprehension skills that are taught and reinforced in title one include:
- Literal-being able to retell the story
- Inference-understanding what the author wants you to know without actually saying it
- Critical Thinking-defending opinions about the story, understanding what the author wants the reader to learn or feel after reading the story
- Main ideas
- Text features-what is learned from the various features of the book or text
As a Title I school, we rely on a healthy partnership between school and home to ensure that our students are successful. We value that you are a critical part of your child’s school experience.
Opportunities for Parents to assist CVS Title I Program:
- Parent Information Sessions
- PTA & Title I Meetings
- Volunteer in Schools/Classrooms