Mean Green Reading Machine

The Title 1 Teaching Team is proud to establish a voluntary incentive driven themed reading program entitled: Mean Green Reading Machine for students in grades K through 4. The primary goal of this is to promote independent reading skills in students at a young age in Portage Area Elementary School.

Running from September through the end of April, we are encouraging students to bring home Reading Logs on Fridays. The logs will be filled out weekly and returned to school on Thursdays. Grades K and 1 are urged to read (or be read to) at least 10 minutes for 5 nights; while students in grades 2 and 3 are urged to read at least 15 minutes for 5 nights and students in grade 4 are urged to read at least 18 minutes for 5 nights.

Students who return their completed weekly Reading Log will be entered into a drawing held each Friday. The winners will show their Mustang Reading Pride by wearing a supplied t-shirt and they will also receive a book!

Please feel free to contact a Title 1/Reading Specialist with concerns, comments, or questions at title@portageareasd.org. Listed below are teachers responsible for the Mean Green Reading Machine program in each grade. Please do not refer questions to the student’s classroom teacher. Thank you!

 Title I Teachers

Mrs. Emily Horn

Mrs. Emily Steberger

Mrs. Chistina Franey

Ms. Kaitlin Cawley