Accelerated Reader (AR) is a reading program aimed at increasing students' fluency, comprehension, and interest in reading. Students will take an online quiz after completing a book. There are 156,000 quizzes available at this time but I always recommend checking first to make sure the book is testable by going to arbookfind.com and searching the title. The BL or book level tells the grade equivalent and the Pts tell how many points the book is worth. I would like students to be testing on books within their grade level however, there are a few exceptions and I have conferenced with students to inform them of their reading ranges.

Since AR can be a large part of a student's reading success, I have decided to incorporate it into their class grade as well. The actual %, is the average grade they earn on quizzes and will be entered into the grade book at the end of each 9 weeks. I conference with students several times throughout the 9 weeks to update them about 2 things. 1. Where they are with their goal and 2. How they are doing on tests. Another element that may impact their end of the 9 weeks grade is if students have less than 1/2 of their goal, this percentage will be averaged into their final grade as well. Unfortunately, students cannot test from home but they can view their progress by logging into the AR website from home. The website to do this is https://hosted68.renlearn.com/107881/default.aspx, there is a link from my webpage.

Students set goals during our AR conferences that they work to achieve by the end of the 9 weeks. It is very important that students read at least 20 minutes per day, and it they are doing so, they will meet their goal. Towards the end of the 9 weeks, if I see a student is not on track to meeting their goal, I will hold them in during their free time to catch up to where they need to be.

If you would like to read more about the Accelerated Reader program visit this page: http://doc.renlearn.com/KMNet/R003985016GG79F2.pdf. All of this information is also available on my teacher website.
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