Accelerated Reading (AR)

Smith Elementary is very proud of their implementation of the Accelerated Reader Program. Over the past few years, this program has motivated our students to read while improving their comprehension. Here's how it works:

Student reads a book.
Students choose their own books and read them at their own pace.
  Student takes a quiz on the computer.
AR's more than 50,000 Reading Practice Quizzes help you motivate and monitor increased reading practice.
  Student and teacher get Information!
Both the student and teacher get immediate, individualized constructive feedback to direct ongoing reading practice.

Using this program has helped us:

Get kids excited about books.
Accelerated Reader (AR) helps you focus attention on careful reading of books, which improves students' critical-thinking skills and builds the intrinsic love of reading.

Provides you with reliable, objective information.
Three different types of assessment give you valuable data on students' reading practice, literacy skills development, and performance on classroom assignments.

Manage our classrooms more effectively.
Teachers who use AR report higher attendance, fewer discipline problems, and improved attitudes toward school.

Help keep each student challenged.
Using AR, you can continually match kids to appropriate books within their zone of proximal development (ZPD). That means you can ensure every student is challenged without being frustrated.

To see the AR book levels and points, check out the AR Book Finder.


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