• Accelerated Reader Information

    What is Accelerated Reader?
     

    Accelerated Reader is a supplemental program that helps teachers manage and monitor your child’s independent reading practice. It operates under the simple, yet critical, philosophy that reading practice improves the skill of reading. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. The results of that quiz is immediately available, giving your child and his/her teacher feedback, which the teacher uses to help on going reading practice. Since your child is reading books at his/her reading level, he/she is likely to be successful. Best of all, your child’s comprehension improves at his /her own pace.

     

    How will my child know his/her reading level?

    Your child will take a computerized reading assessment known as STAR. Questions inSTAR continually adjust to your child’s responses. If your child’s responses are correct, thedifficulty level is increased. In the event your child misses a question, the difficultylevel is reduced. The test uses multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 10minutes. After completing STAR, a computerized score sheet, reflecting the Zone ofProximal Development (ZPD) will be available to the teacher. This ZPD is your child’s independent reading range that will challenge him/her without causing frustration or loss of motivation. For example, if your child’s reading range is 2.3-4.1, it means your child reads independently at the third month of second grade through the first month of fourth grade.It’s important for children to read with a high degree of comprehension and within their ZPDs.

     
    Renaissance Place:http://rplogon

    Students in second through sixth grade are using Renaissance Place. This is an on-line version of Accelerated Reader with over 100,000 books. Students can take quizzes during the school day on books they have read.
     
     
    AR book find is an internet site students can access from any computer. This site is used to search for quizzes or quiz numbers or for creating bookbags for a student's interest level, as well as their reading level. Please note that not all books listed on this site are available for check out in our media center. The public library is a great place to find a large selection of books. You can access the AR Book Find by clicking on the link above.
     
     
    You can monitor your child's progress on AR simply by creating an account using the link above. By doing so, you can see what quizzes your child has taken, how many words and/or points your child has earned, and even request to be notified by email when your child quizzes here at school. To create this account, you will need to know your child's username and password (which he/she should know). If your child cannot recall this information, please contact your child's teacher.
     
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    Parent Information
     
    Media Center Hours
     
    Many students like to come in to take AR tests so it’s helpful for them to know our hours

    Before School

    8:05-8:25

    (Wednesday and Thursday)

     

    After School

     

    3:00-3:30

    (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

     

    3:00-3:15

    (Wednesday)

     
    Incentive Program
    Students will read books at their level to meet AR goals each quarter. No report card grade will be given this year.  Instead, students will use A/R as an incentive program to increase reading skills.
     
    Thanks to our PTO, we are able to distribute dog tags as part of a school-wide incentive program! 
    Students are rewarded incremental dog tags based on the number of words read. Students earn words by reading AR books and passing the computerized quizzes.