Literacy Initiatives

  • Currently we have the following initiatives in place with the guiding principle being that reading programs encourage a life-long love of reading! The District 7 reading initiative, 7Reads, includes school-wide activities and an author visit that takes place each September.

    McCracken participates in a "One Book, One School" initiative each year.  We use this book as a read aloud so that all students hear the same content at the same time, participate in heterogenous groups, hear a fluent reader, and participate in rich discussions and projects with their peers across grade levels.

    Wii Read Club in the media center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday during lunch.

    McCracken students are encouraged to participate in the Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program where students read books during the school year and are recognized by the Greenville Drive at a reading celebration game in May.

    The media center makes available customized reading lists for students using their Lexile scores from the most recent MAP test.

    Our media center supports the Spartanburg County Public Library by coordinating monthly visits from the SCPL teen library staff and publicizing SCPL programs and events throughout the year.

    SC Junior Book Awards: Books nominated for the award are available in the media center and students are encouraged to vote for their favorite.

    We conduct an ongoing teacher professional learning community that focusses  on reading and literacy strategies.

    Students particiapte in Stop Drop and Read on Tuesdays and Thursdays which allows students free choice reading time with our selection of books from our media center