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Accelerated Reader

Second Graders may check out 3 books at a time. One of these books may be a pleasure book. Students may only test on books that are on their AR levels. Each quarter the teacher and student will assign a point goal for the student. Point goals are very attainable if reading is focused on nightly. Students reaching their point goal for the quarter will attend an AR Celebration!

 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

How are AR reading levels and point goals determined?
Students take a STAR test which is part of the AR program. Based on the accuracy of the student's choices AR reading levels as well as a point goal are assigned.

 

How is the ZPD determined?
At the beginning of each quarter students take a STAR test which is part of the AR program.  The test consists of students reading sentences with missing words.  Based on accuracy of the students choices the computer assigns the ZPD. 

 

What Level AR book is my child reading? 

The ZPD or Zone of Proximal Development shows students what level books they may check out.  Students are to stay within this book range.   Students start at the lowest end of the ZPD and move towards the higher end of the zone throughout the quarter.

 ***Here is an example of a ZPD  3.3-4.8  A student working in this range will start at 3.3 books and work towards 4.8 books by the end of the quarter.***

The first number indicates the grade level, the second number is the month of the school year.                                For example, 3.3 stands for third grade, third month of third grade. 

 

What types of books will my child read this year?

Students will be reading from many different types of genres. Biographies, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, historical fiction as well as chapter books will be enjoyed this year.

 

What do the color stickers mean?
The AR Program provides a color system to help children locate books in the Media Center on their reading levels.

Is AR for homework?
Yes. Students are to read for 20 minutes each night. You may find it easier to break up the 20 minutes into two 10 minutes segments.

 

Can my child check out AR books from the Public Library?

Yes. If you are unsure if a book is part of the program access the AR website and use the Book Finder feature.

 

What types of books will my child read this year?

Students will be reading from many different types of genres.  Biographies, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, historical fiction as well as chapter books will be enjoyed this year.  Please note that picture books will not be a choice as they do not provide a challenge to the students in the classroom.  This type of book can be recognized by one to two sentences on a page often with large illustrations and are short in length.  These books can be checked out and read for pleasure!