With hopes of motivating our students to read more, our district participates in a program called Accelerated Reader!
What is Accelerated Reader™ (AR™)?
AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer.
(Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives both children and teacher’s feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practices.
Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them. Teachers and librarians help your child choose books at an appropriate reading level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that your child can pass the quiz and experience success.
How can you help your child become a better reader?
There are many things you can do to help your child become a better reader. Read with your child. Start a home library. Ask questions about the books your child has read. When you make learning a family affair, there’s no limit to the success your child can achieve! Selecting the right books for your child to read is easier than ever.
Just visit www.arbookfind.com to access AR BookFinder. With a few clicks of a mouse, you can search for titles at the appropriate level that your child will find interesting and enjoyable.