Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer based reading program that encourages and promotes successful reading. Students read books chosen by them according to their reading level (ZPD) and take a short multiple choice quiz which tests their comprehension. Focusing on careful reading of books, especially non-fiction, promotes critical thinking. Each month teachers assign reading goals based on their reading range, which also encourages students to practice their reading. The more students practice, the greater their success and growth! Students have a new goal each month and strive to reach their goals by reading in class and at home. Books that you may have at home or checked out from another library can be used for quizzing. To see if a book has an assigned quiz, visit www.arbookfinder.com. Typically students begin the AR program once a foundation of reading concepts is established. Most students begin AR in first grade.
About every three months, our librarian, Mrs. Fujino, will post a list of the top 12 students in each grade level that have the most AR points. Points are given to students who frequently read and take AR tests in their classroom and during library. Click on the link below to see our latest Top 12 AR Students!