Title i / Lap reading

 elger bay elementary

Welcome to our Title i/LAP reading support program!

We provide supplemental reading support for students who are reading below grade level to help close the achievement gap.  Students are identified through a schoolwide ranking of assessments and are served and monitored for progress by our Title I/LAP team.  Currently students in kindergarten through fifth grades are being served through a small group pullout model.  All of our students are monitored for progress every other week.  We support classroom lessons with our district's adopted reading program, Journeys, and phonics skills with the Really Great Reading program.  Please check out our Learning Resources, Newsletters and Reading Tips pages for ways to help your child at home.


Dear Title/LAP families,


Conferences are around the corner! I will be working with classroom teachers to join as many conferences as possible schedulewise.  Please email me if you’d like to schedule a conference outside this. 

Help your child fall in LOVE with reading!

Here is an article with some ideas to help promote a culture of reading in your home and  increase reading opportunities and encourage extra practice.

7 Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Writing

1. Write a “Convince Me! letter:  You can help your child practice this type of writing by letting them argue with you – in writing! Choose a topic you don’t agree on, such as allowance or bedtime.  Have them write you a letter trying to convince you to change your mind. Use facts, quotes & logic to back up their argument.

2. Play a Game with Pictures: Photos and images are great story sparkers. Choose a few interesting images from the internet or magazines. As your child to write about one of them. Include what they see, what they think and what will happen next. 

3. Play “Tell Me How”: Pretend your child is writing to a space alien who doesn’t know anything about our culture. They will do exactly what is written. Choose an everyday task and have them write step by step directions.

4. Make an “I Can” book: Staple together a bunch of blank sheets to make a book. As your child reaches a new milestone, they can draw a picture and write about what they accomplished.

5. Play “Fortunately/Unfortunately”: This is a taking turn writing game where each event is introduced back and for with the words Fortunately or Unfortunately. Pass the paper back and forth and add to the story until the story is too silly to continue.

6. Make a Journal Jar: A journal doesn’t have to be a diary. It can be about ideas and answers to questions. Wash and decorate a wide-mouthed jar, then write prompts on slips or paper.  Ask your child to pull out one prompt each day and write about it.

7. Create a Family Scrapbook: Use a inexpensive photo album to keep souvenirs together. Your child can begin writing with a date and a line about where you were or what you did. Then you can work together to write a more detailed summary of the event.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Tricia Drinnon

Title/LAP Coordinator/Teacher