Parent Reading Meeting on September 23
Freeman Public Schools believes in the importance of reading and we are dedicated to meeting
the needs of each of our students. Students receive focused instruction in the Big 5 of reading:
phonological awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. These areas
are the foundation for future learning.
In 2018, the legislature passed the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act, designed to address
student reading needs in grades K-3. Students in grades K-3 are screened three times during the year to
identify potential strengths and areas of improvement, and to determine supplemental instruction and
At Freeman, MAP Growth is administered three times a year to grades K-6. MAP Growth is used
for state identification for the K-3 Reading Improvement Act. In addition, MAP Reading Fluency assists in
identifying reading fluency and comprehension. The information from all assessments guides
instruction in the classrooms.
A meeting addressing the Nebraska READS Act and Title 1 Reading will be held September 23 at
6pm in the Freeman Media Center and is open to all parents. If you are unable to attend the meeting or
have questions about reading at Freeman Elementary, please contact Elementary Principal Mrs. Erin
Sieh or Mrs. Teri Nieveen, Title 1 Reading Teacher.