We are happy to announce the implementation of the Accelerated Reader (AR) program in grades three through five. Accelerated Reader (AR) program is a widely-used, effective software program that personalizes and provides effective reading practice for each student's current reading level.
Within the next couple of weeks we will start the program in grades three through five. To determine student's reading level, student will take STAR Reader test. Based on this test student is assigned one of the reading levels (ATOS). Students select books at their reading level from over 25,000 titles in the AR book list.
Students are able to choose the books not only at their reading level but also based on their interests. Students read the books at their own pace and upon finishing they take a short quiz on the computer. Passing the quiz is an indication that the student understood what he/she was reading. In having students choose their own books to read, rather than assigning readings to them, the AR program makes reading a much more enjoyable experience. AR motivates children to read and helps pave the way toward lifelong love of reading and learning.
Below are a few ways in which you can help your child choose books.
The following process highlights the easiest way to select books for your child. Please follow these 4 simple steps:
Your teacher will give you a list of books within your child's level of reading. (Note: the list is limited and does not contain all the possible titles). You can go to the website of your local library and reserve 5-10 books from the list. Here's how to reserve books from the list:
Lastly, don't worry if some of the books are not available in the local library. There is a big list containing thousands of titles; simply choose other titles.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding Accelerated Reader, please contact your homeroom teacher or Mrs. Perry at extension #23.