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     2019 READING PLAN- We are Wild About Reading



    • Longfields is a place where literacy educators:
    • Implement a coherent set of evidence-based instructional practices in whole class, small group, and individual contexts.
    • Make expert instructional decisions based on evidence gained from systematic observation and ongoing assessment data.
    • Work as a team to take collective responsibility for the high achievement of each student in a widely diverse population.
    • Act as members of a community with a common vision, common goals, common language, and a strong belief that their work can transform children’s lives through literacy.
    • Demonstrate an unwavering commitment to their own professional learning and to support the learning of their colleagues and team members.


    Longfields is a place where students:


    • Act as members of a cohesive learning community that sustains their literacy growth and success.
    • Engage in authentic inquiry within and beyond the classroom walls to ignite their intellectual curiosity and expand their knowledge of the world and of others.
    • Believe in themselves and their own ability to acquire and use language and literacy for learning and enjoyment.
    • Read, and think, talk, and write every day about relevant content that engages their hearts and minds.
    • Read, and think, talk, and write about texts that are culturally sensitive, reflect the diversity in our world, and vary in genre, content, and perspective.



    Reading Incentive

    The Reading Committee is formed to foster the love of reading.  This committee will meet to create a variety of literacy experiences.  It is the hope of the Reading Committee to use extrinsic motivation to intrinsically motivate student to learn to read and then read to learn.  Reading Incentive activities will occur during and after school hours in hopes to include the whole Longfields Elementary Community with literacy.  If you have any literacy ideas that you are interested in our students’ experiencing, please email Ms. Reed at  

    Reading Activities


    • Monthly Book Reports
    • Pajama/Literacy Night
    • Storybook Parade
    • MCAP Night
    • Read Across Longfields
    • Literacy Lounge/ Poetry Slam
    • Longfields Has Talent
    • Read on the Beach Activity during End of year Spirit Week


    Reading Rewards


    • Book It
    • Six Flags
    • Bowie Baysox
    • Bead Necklace Challenge (Classroom Based)
    • Chipotle (Will try to register)
    • Reading Incentive Reward Events:  Game On, Dance, & Ice Cream Social