At Newtown Elementary, children are recommended by their classroom teacher as well as Lauren Dougherty and Rick Plassio, Newtown’s literacy specialists.
The Newtown Elementary Title I Program is currently being administered by two Title I staff members. Each student meets with their assigned Title I staff member for two 30 minute sessions per week. Some of the sessions are individualized, and some are small-group lessons. The lessons teach students to use strategies they need to become fluent and independent readers.