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 and math.
- 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 Form -- 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