Accelerated Reader, or AR, is an excellent program designed to give students reading practice at their independent level, and we as a staff hope to motivate students to develop a love for reading as well. Students choose a book to read from literally thousands of titles and are then quizzed independently on a computer-generated comprehension quiz. Students with a third through eighth grade independent reading level may also be able to take vocabulary quizzes and literacy skills quizzes which focus on more thoughtful, higher order thinking questions. Teachers and students set individual goals for each child on the amount of points to be earned, the level of the books to be read, and the percent correct on each quiz taken. In addition, students reading a million words are recognized by the principal. Students take their quizzes under the teacher’s supervision and may only take a quiz one time. Various awards may be earned as a student moves through the program.

Accelerated Reader offers a website which allows parents to connect through HOME CONNECT. You can sign up to receive emails showing your student’s quiz results, overall progress, as well as the books that your child has read this year. Information on how to access this site will be sent home with your child. Check with your child’s teacher for more information. Please use your child's student id number as his/her username and initials (lower case, first and last) as the password.

www.arbookfind.com will assist parents in viewing books which have AR quizzes available for their children to read based on authors, topics, titles, and/or reading levels.