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Lunch and Learning: Training for Shikellamy Parents


Shown in photo: Kay Shade, Julie Shearer, Abbey Walshaw-Wertz, Meghan Calmes, Lisa Kabonick,
 Alaina Morrison, Derek VanRuler, Monica Leitzel

       The Shikellamy Title I staff presented our annual parent training during a recent “Lunch and Learning” session at Chief Shikellamy Elementary School. Parents of Title I students from throughout Shikellamy were invited to join the Title I staff to learn more about “close reading” and share a lunch. The Pennsylvania Common Core State Standards requires that students: “Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from text.” The Title I staff presented a model lesson on what students are expected to do in order to read closely. Title I schools consider parent involvement as paramount. Shikellamy strives to insure that parents play an integral role in assessing their child’s learning.