Title I teachers must document communication with the classroom
teachers so that what is being taught in the Title I room is directly
aligned to the work being done in the classroom. This is also a good time
for the Title I teacher to remind classroom teachers that it is the Title
I teacher's responsibility to supplement classroom instruction, not supplant
it. See the samples below for ideas on how to document communication with
classroom teachers as well as reinforce the supplementary service issue.
- Lesson Plan Form -- Requests
lesson plans, focusing on skills, for a week's time in both reading
- Skills This Week
-- Requests lesson plans for a week in any subject; also asks for
classroom progress updates for Title I students.
- Title I Communication
This format divides information into several categories including "Current Story/Theme," "Targeted Skills,"
and "Writing Connections."
- Classroom to Title I Request
-- You may also want to allow classroom teachers the flexibility to
request specific skills be retaught at any time throughout the school
year. Handing out several forms like this at the beginning of the year
to each of the teachers and then letting them turn the form in as they
see it's needed could be another excellent way to document communication
and provide supplemental instruction
- Let's Work Together -- Introductory
letter. Another idea for communicating with classroom teachers
your responsibility as a Title I instructor is to said an introductory
letter each fall that outlines what you, as a Title I teacher, can and
cannot do. Feel free to use the sample below.
- Title I Compliance Series - Communication with Regular Education