Curriculum

Last Updated: 12/31/2020 5:45 PM

Links to Reading Practice Skills Sites

Videos to help parents work with their children at home:

Sight Words: This link shows a teacher teaching sight words at school.  You can do the same with sight word cards at home on the floor or on a table.

Introducing Vocabulary Words:  This link shows a teacher introducing new vocabulary words for a story.  You can do the same with words your child asks you about or you find while reading a story that your child questions.

5 Tips on teaching Fluency in Reading:  This link has a teacher talking about 5 tips in teaching fluent reading.  She is easy to listen to and has great ideas that can be applied to home.

Phonemic Awareness and learning to read with letter sounds:  This link is a mom at home teaching letter sounds.  She is terrific and gives good advice.

Comprehension Strategies:  This link has strategies to use and goes over how to use them.  

Story Elements:  This link talks about 5 story elements:  The Characters, The Setting, The events (Beginning, Middle, End), The Problem, and The Solution

Learning the Alphabet:   This link has 9 Awesome activities to learn the alphabet.

Reading a story together:  This link gives 5 tips in reading with your child.

Kindergarten

REACH - PBS Activities 

  • REACH is a self-paced interactive reading program to engage parents and children as at-home reading partners. Designed by classroom reading specialists and aligned with Kindergarten and first grade standards, these 32 interactive lessons are enjoyable for all ages.

PBS Kids for Parents

- Go to learn and grow and choose Literacy for Activities for ages 2 - 8

INFOHIO

  • A digital library that offers a variety of content and services—most at no charge—to Ohio's 1.9 million PreK-12 students, their parents, and their teachers. 

Tips for Supporting Reading Skills at Home

  • These tips help parents and caregivers carry out the recommended practices described in the Institute of Education Sciences Educator’s practice guide

Put Reading First document 

  • Document about Reading 

Reading Rockets

  • Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and to read better.  Their reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

Reading is Fundamental Literacy Central

  • Create engaged readers when you use Reading Is Fundamental’s Literacy Central. This award-winning digital library hosts over 10,000 resources directly tied to the books teachers, caregivers and community partners turn to everyday.

Reading is Fundamental Family Engagement Calendars with daily Activities

  • These pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten – 5th Grade calendars are a great resource for you to engage your child in activities that enhance their reading abilities every day. Print these out, paste them to your fridge, and get reading!

How to teach Phonemic Awareness

  • Handout to share information on teaching Phonemic Awareness as it is one of the crucial skills and strong indicator of reading success.

First Grade

REACH - PBS Activities 

  • REACH is a self-paced interactive reading program to engage parents and children as at-home reading partners. Designed by classroom reading specialists and aligned with Kindergarten and first grade standards, these 32 interactive lessons are enjoyable for all ages.

PBS Kids for Parents

- Go to learn and grow and choose Literacy for Activities for ages 2 - 8

INFOHIO

  • A digital library that offers a variety of content and services—most at no charge—to Ohio's 1.9 million PreK-12 students, their parents, and their teachers. 

Tips for Supporting Reading Skills at Home

  • These tips help parents and caregivers carry out the recommended practices described in the Institute of Education Sciences Educator’s practice guide

Put Reading First document 

  • Document about Reading 

Reading Rockets

  • Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and to read better.  Their reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

Reading is Fundamental Literacy Central

  • Create engaged readers when you use Reading Is Fundamental’s Literacy Central. This award-winning digital library hosts over 10,000 resources directly tied to the books teachers, caregivers and community partners turn to everyday.

Reading is Fundamental Family Engagement Calendars with daily Activities

  • These pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten – 5th Grade calendars are a great resource for you to engage your child in activities that enhance their reading abilities every day. Print these out, paste them to your fridge, and get reading!

IXL - 

  • 1st Grade, 2nd Grade , and Third Grade have access to IXL is personalized learning. With a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, individualized guidance, and real-time analytics, IXL meets the unique needs of each learner.  You will need login information and need to contact your child's teacher or Student Services Director at Napoleon Elementary to set this up if attending Napoleon Online Academy.

How to teach Phonemic Awareness

  • Handout to share information on teaching Phonemic Awareness as it is one of the crucial skills and strong indicator of reading success.

Second Grade

REACH - PBS Activities 

  • REACH is a self-paced interactive reading program to engage parents and children as at-home reading partners. Designed by classroom reading specialists and aligned with Kindergarten and first grade standards, these 32 interactive lessons are enjoyable for all ages.

PBS Kids for Parents

- Go to learn and grow and choose Literacy for Activities for ages 2 - 8

INFOHIO

  • A digital library that offers a variety of content and services—most at no charge—to Ohio's 1.9 million PreK-12 students, their parents, and their teachers. 

Tips for Supporting Reading Skills at Home

  • These tips help parents and caregivers carry out the recommended practices described in the Institute of Education Sciences Educator’s practice guide

Put Reading First document 

  • Document about Reading 

Reading Rockets

  • Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and to read better.  Their reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

Reading is Fundamental Literacy Central

  • Create engaged readers when you use Reading Is Fundamental’s Literacy Central. This award-winning digital library hosts over 10,000 resources directly tied to the books teachers, caregivers and community partners turn to everyday.

Reading is Fundamental Family Engagement Calendars with daily Activities

  • These pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten – 5th Grade calendars are a great resource for you to engage your child in activities that enhance their reading abilities every day. Print these out, paste them to your fridge, and get reading!

IXL - 

  • 1st Grade, 2nd Grade , and Third Grade have access to IXL is personalized learning. With a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, individualized guidance, and real-time analytics, IXL meets the unique needs of each learner.  You will need login information and need to contact your child's teacher or Student Services Director at Napoleon Elementary to set this up if attending Napoleon Online Academy.

Third Grade

REACH - PBS Activities 

  • REACH is a self-paced interactive reading program to engage parents and children as at-home reading partners. Designed by classroom reading specialists and aligned with Kindergarten and first grade standards, these 32 interactive lessons are enjoyable for all ages.

PBS Kids for Parents

- Go to learn and grow and choose Literacy for Activities for ages 2 - 8

INFOHIO

  • A digital library that offers a variety of content and services—most at no charge—to Ohio's 1.9 million PreK-12 students, their parents, and their teachers. 

Tips for Supporting Reading Skills at Home

  • These tips help parents and caregivers carry out the recommended practices described in the Institute of Education Sciences Educator’s practice guide

Put Reading First document 

  • Document about Reading 

Reading Rockets

  • Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and to read better.  Their reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

Reading is Fundamental Literacy Central

  • Create engaged readers when you use Reading Is Fundamental’s Literacy Central. This award-winning digital library hosts over 10,000 resources directly tied to the books teachers, caregivers and community partners turn to everyday.

Reading is Fundamental Family Engagement Calendars with daily Activities

  • These pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten – 5th Grade calendars are a great resource for you to engage your child in activities that enhance their reading abilities every day. Print these out, paste them to your fridge, and get reading!

IXL - 

  • 1st Grade, 2nd Grade , and Third Grade have access to IXL is personalized learning. With a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, individualized guidance, and real-time analytics, IXL meets the unique needs of each learner.  You will need login information and need to contact your child's teacher or Student Services Director at Napoleon Elementary to set this up if attending Napoleon Online Academy.

Standards Links

English Language Arts (ELA): http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio/English-Language-Art/English-Language-Arts-Standards

Mathematics: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio/Mathematics/Ohio-s-Learning-Standards-in-Mathematics

Science:  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio/Science/Ohios-Learning-Standards-and-MC

Social Studies: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio/Social-Studies/Ohio-s-Learning-Standards-for-Social-Studies

Technology: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio/Technology/Ohios-Learning-Standards-for-Technology

Physical Education: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio/Physical-Education/Updated-Physical-Education-Standards-Evaluations-2

Fine Arts (Music and Art):  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio/Fine-Arts

Extended Standards Link:  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Special-Education/Ohios-Learning-Standards-Extended

 

English Language Learners: ODE link:  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/English-Learners/Teaching-English-Language-Learners/Ohio-English-Language-Proficiency-ELP-Standards

 

Acceleration Policy:  Napoleon Area Schools Policy:  Student Acceleration 5409 https://go.boarddocs.com/oh/naps/Board.nsf/Public?open&id=policies#

 

Gifted Resources, Rules and Regulations:   http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Gifted-Education

 

 

Title I:

Targeted Assistance: Title I Services at Napoleon Elementary

As a parent, you have the right to know about the teaching qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher in a school receiving Title I funds. The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires that any local school district receiving Title I funds must notify parents that they may ask about the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher.

These qualifications include:

1. Whether the teacher has met the Ohio teacher licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas in which the teacher provides your child instruction.

2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status that waives state licensing requirements.

3. The undergraduate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate degree or certification (such as National Board Certification) held by the teacher and the field of discipline of certification or degree.

4. Whether your child is provided services by instructional paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

If you are interested in this information please call your building principal.

Title I Parent Involvement:  Board Policy 2261.01

TitleIParentInvolvementPolicyNapoleonAreadCityschools

https://go.boarddocs.com/oh/naps/Board.nsf/Public?open&id=policies#

 

Targeted Assistance Definition

Targeted Assistance programs are supplemental Title I services provided to a select group of eligible children—those identified as failing or most at risk of failing to meet the state’s standards for reading and/or mathematics that all children are expected to master. Two or more academically related criteria must be used to determine student eligibility for the program. Children must be ranked and served using a compilation of these criteria, from the highest- to lowest-risk child. Many school buildings develop a process with district input, to use a standardized test score and a standardized classroom teacher referral, completed independently and not based on a test score.

Title I eligible buildings must have 35 percent or more low-income children or the same percent or more low-income children as the district’s average. Title I-eligible buildings that do not have at least 40 percent low-income children must use the Targeted Assistance program. Buildings that have 40 percent or more low-income children may implement either the Targeted Assistance or Schoolwide program.

Title I Targeted Assistance services offered by school districts include additional services beyond what is offered in the required curriculum. Typical services include: instruction/tutoring by a highly qualified teacher or instructional paraprofessional under the direct supervision of a highly qualified teacher.

 

Annual Meeting:

According to Section 118 of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) and Title I , Part A Parental Involvement Non Regulatory Guidance , Each school served under Title I, Part A must convene an annual meeting, at a time convenient for parents to inform them of their schools participation in Title I, Part A programs, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements and right of parents to be involved in these programs.

On November 9th you were sent information about Federally Funded Programs to learn about program grants for the 2020-21 school year in Napoleon. The grants explained will included Title I, Title II A, Title IV, IDEA B(Special Education). Information will explain the Title I program and other programs in the Napoleon Area City School District.

All parents are invited to explore the Federally Funded programs in the Napoleon Area City School District..

Information on the a surveys that is available online to complete was in the information send home and can be accessed on the district website under quick links. This survey is for your input on the use of Federal Funding .  If you wish to speak to someone about the use of federal funds and wish to give your input but missed the deadline to complete the survey please email Mrs. Wendy Nashu at wendy.nashu@napoleonareaschools.org or call Mrs. Nashu at 419-592-6991 option 5. 

Survey for Federal Funding Use Input:  Please complete by November 30th, 2020.  If you wish to share input after this date please email Mrs. Wendy Nashu at wendy.nashu@napoleonareaschools.org

PUBLIC INPUT ON FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAM (TITLE I)

Public views are sought for the proposed expenditures of Title I federal funds granted to the Napoleon Area City School District through the Ohio Department of Education. Title I monies have traditionally been used to provide academic intervention for students in reading at Napoleon Area City School District. Residents of the district are asked to direct their views for Title I expenditures to Wendy Nashu, Student Services Director, at wendy.nashu@napoleonareaschools.org

 

Third Grade Reading Guarantee:

Family Resources - http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohios-Learning-Standards/Literacy/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee-Family-Resources

Teacher Resources - http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohios-Learning-Standards/Literacy/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee/Third-Grade-Reading-Guarantee-Teacher-Resources