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Accelerated Reader

The Accelerated Reader (AR) Program provides teachers and children a fun and exciting way to promote reading at home and in the classroom.
Students receiving AR awards are honored with a certificate at the “Student of the Month” assemblies.
Accelerated Reader:
– Helps kids get excited about books
– Helps student focus attention on careful reading of books, improving critical-thinking skills
– Provides teachers with reliable, objective information
– Enables teachers to monitor both the quantity and quality of reading practice
– Helps to keep students challenged
– Students can read books within their zone of proximal development (ZPD) – making sure students are challenged without feeling frustrated
Accelerated Reader
AR Book Finder allows students and parents to search for books by title or author. The site provides information about the book, including a brief description. It also provides the reading level and the number of AR points received upon successful completion of the quiz.
Renaissance Home Connect is a tool that allows parents to log in to a Web site and view a snapshot of their child’s Accelerated Reader progress. That progress includes average percent correct on quizzes, number of points earned, and results on the last quiz.  In addition, parents can view all the Accelerated Reader quizzes their child has taken, and can access an online search tool, AR Book Finder, to search for books using various criteria, including author, subject, or reading level.  Parents also have the option to receive email notifications in English or Spanish when their child has completed an Accelerated Reader Quiz.