A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

A Compact for Reading - February 1999
Put Your Compact for Reading To Work

Activity Sheet A: Putting Your School's Compact Into Action


These questions will help the Core and Invention Teams assess the extent to which administrators and teachers are meeting their commitments in their Compact for Reading.


School Administrators

check mark Have you set and publicized high standards in reading and other language arts for your school?
Yes     No
check mark Have you conducted workshops for teachers and parents on reading standards to explain what they are, what they mean, and how to put them into practice at school and at home?
Yes     No
check mark Have you held training workshops for teachers on how to put the best of research into practice in the school's classrooms so that standards can be met and children can improve their skills and achievement?
Yes     No
check mark Have you identified resources to ensure the high standards are met and that the Compact is able to be implemented in your school?
Yes     No
check mark Have you provided workshops for families and tutors on how to help children after school and at home with specially targeted materials like the School-Home Links?
Yes     No
check mark Have you provided workshops for teachers to learn how to work closely with parents?
Yes     No
check mark Have you provided a convenient way for parents to contact teachers about student progress or how to help their children read better?
Yes     No
check mark Have you effectively used members of your community to reinforce your Compact, such as through tutoring and providing materials?
Yes     No
check mark Have you provided special benefits to teachers who agree to work in extended learning environments with children, families, or tutors?
Yes     No


Teachers

check mark Do you regularly teach to the standards in reading?
Yes     No
check mark Do you send home three to five times a week learning activities, such as School-Home Links activity sheets, that parents can use to reinforce classroom learning?
Yes     No
check mark Do you check to see whether students complete the activities and follow up when students fail to turn them in?
Yes     No
check mark Do you use student performance on home activities to help guide classroom reading instruction?
Yes     No
check mark Do you encourage parents to read 30 minutes a day with their child and get their child a library card?
Yes     No
check mark Do you send home monthly calendars informing parents of the reading skills that their children will be learning on a weekly or daily basis?
Yes     No
check mark Have you helped to set up extended-learning programs in your school for children who most need help in reading?
Yes     No
check mark Have you led or participated in training sessions for families as well as volunteer tutors in the community?
Yes     No
check mark Do you expect children to perform at basic, then increasingly advanced, levels of reading in your classroom?
Yes     No
check mark Do you link classroom instructions with after school and summer reading programs?
Yes     No
check mark Do you communicate regularly with parents of your students, by telephone or notes?
Yes     No


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