This year we are excited to introduce the new Pearson Reading Street Literacy Program to our students. This curriculum is tied to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Reading Street will help Linfield teachers prioritize fundamental skills for beginning readers and help students develop phonemic awareness, phonic skills so they are ready to read. As the students develop in their reading skills to the intermediate and advanced levels, they will have a systematic approach to increase text complexity in reading and work with fiction and informational texts. We will be teaching the students how to read to learn and become investigators by reading text closely and learning to extract information. Reading Street also has a robust media and technology integration which is an important element of learning for our 21st century learners. As we embrace this new curriculum, we are excited to share the skills and literature with Linfield students and encourage them on their journey of becoming lifelong readers and learners.
The elementary campus also has a reading incentive program through Accelerated Reader (AR). The goal of this program is to encourage children to read and help children develop a love for reading at an early age. The Renaissance software uses a student’s Renaissance Star Reading® score to estimate a zone of proximal development (ZPD) and to recommend appropriate reading practice goals. These are based on research data and are individualized for each student. Certificates and prizes are awarded at the end of each quarter to students who have reached their reading goals.
AR Website: Accelerated Reader Home Connect