Here is how Accelerated Reader works:
Students will use their Reading Range to check out two appropriately leveled Accelerated Reading chapter books from the school library. Each book has a blue tag on the outside spine indicating it is an AR book, and inside the front cover a sticker that states the books “point value” and reading level (also noted as book level).
You should see an AR book being brought home every night as part of your child’s homework.
Fridays are READING DAYS here in third grade. This is an important day because Library Books, signed Reading Logs and the student’s Weekly Points are all due on Fridays.
Student’s reading level and reading range are all based on reading comprehension quiz that they took at the beginning of the school year. Students reading level and reading range are adjusted each trimester.
Students earn points by reading their AR books and taking the comprehension quiz (successfully) on the computer.
As stated, students are to bring their book home every day to read, chart their reading on the reading log, and return the book to school everyday. They should be working on one chapter book at a time, finishing it, and then work on their second book. Everyday in class we have silent reading, plus students read when done with assigned classroom work. When students don’t have their books, at home or at school, they cannot progress in the Accelerated Reading Program.
I hope this answers some of your questions regarding the program. Please feel free to contact me here at school with any questions-
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