Welcome to the Reading Department



The students at Folger McKinsey Elementary are instructed according to the Anne Arundel County Language Arts curriculum using the Open Court reading program.  This is a comprehensive program which focuses on phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and text comprehension.  Students learn to effectively comprehend text, formulate ideas, and communicate those ideas in various ways.  Additional instruction is provided based on individual student need with the goal being for each student to read with the greatest possible proficiency.  Various special programs occur throughout the school year to develop student reading skills in school as well as to encourage students to engage in reading as a leisure activity at home.

Coming in January... Reading Incentive Program " Swimming Up the Bay!" More information coming soon