Jenn Pitney, Title I


Welcome to the Title I web page!

Mountain Discovery has chosen to use its Title I revenue to implement a reading intervention program which helps students improve their phonics, decoding, and comprehension skills. Students in the program will receive 25 minutes of small group instruction Monday through Thursday.

At MDCS, we use SRA's Corrective Reading program, which provides intensive, direct instruction-based reading intervention for students in Grades 3-Adult who are reading below grade level. This Direct Instruction reading intervention program delivers tightly sequenced, carefully planned lessons that give struggling students the structure and practice necessary to become skilled, fluent readers and better learners. Four levels for decoding and comprehension address the varied reading deficits and skill levels found among older students.

The Corrective Reading program provides students, teachers, and administrators with all the critical components of a research-based, classroom-proven approach to closing the achievement gap for struggling readers.

For struggling students, the consistently explicit, sequential, and systematic instruction using Corrective Reading promises:
. Accurate, efficient, effective learning
. Skill mastery for every student
. Heightened academic achievement

Click on the links below to view sample lessons for each of the four decoding levels:
Decoding Level A
Decoding Level B1
Decoding Level B2
Decoding Level C

Click on the links below to view sample lessons for each of the four comprehension levels:
Comprehension Level A
Comprehension Level B1
Comprehension Level B2
Comprehension Level C

Click here to see the Research Base and Validation of SRA's Corrective Reading Program

Reading Connections Monthly Newsletters
September 2012
October 2012
Are you looking for a summer reading list for your child or teen?

Keep your child reading all summer with this selection of summer reading lists for 2011. These summer reading lists of recommended children's books and young adult books are organized by grade level. Many of the elementary children's summer reading lists include children's picture books. Many of the middle school reading lists include a mix of children's books and young adult books. You'll find classics, as well as recently published books on these 2011 summer reading lists.


Preschool-K Reading List
1st-2nd Grade Reading List
3rd-4th Grade Reading List
5th Grade Reading List
6th Grade Reading List
7th-8th Grade Reading List

Click here for information about Motivating Teen Readers

Parent Involvement policy

The Mountain Discovery Charter School program is designed to nourish and facilitate the natural and individual abilities of each child in reaching ambitious academic goals in a multifaceted hands-on course of study. For that design to succeed, it must extend beyond the classroom walls to recognize and incorporate the home and family as vital parts of the process. Mountain Discovery Charter School recognizes that:

1. Parent and family participation maximizes student learning.
2. Early involvement of parents in their child’s education is essential and establishes patterns and practices that will last a lifetime.
3. Home and community are vital extensions of the learning environment.
4. Families bring culture, language and values that connect home and school.
5. Parents are empowered when involved as full partners in ongoing relationships with teachers.
6. Partnerships between schools and families benefit the child, the family, and the school.

Correspondingly, parents are asked to sign the PEP Agreement. The Parent-Educator Partnership Agreement is designed to promote full partnership between families and school for the benefit of our children. It cements the family-school connection.


The Parent-Educator Partnership is an agreement between the school and parents for the benefit of children. If at any time either party believes the other to be falling short of its responsibility, a conference may be called. The purposes of this conference will be to ease misunderstandings and promote successful interaction between parent and school. It is Mountain Discovery’s goal to empower parents in empowering their children.

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