Accelerated Reader

 

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Accelerated Reader is a reading program that the fourth grade teachers use to monitor students' choice reading.  Each student chooses a book at their level (there are thousands of books in this program) and then when they are done reading, they take a computer test which has ten questions to check their comprehension.  When they pass this test, they are given a point value for the book. 

 

I ask that my students earn minimum of 5 points a month.  Keep in mind that the point values are accessed according to length and difficulty of the book.  A "Treehouse" book, for example is a one point book, while a book like "Mouse and the Motorcycle" is 4 or 5 points.  The most important thing is that students are choosing books AT THEIR LEVEL.  Please monitor the books your children are reading at home to make sure they are the right level and that they are sticking with their books.

 

If your child is reading a book that is NOT part of the Accelerated Reader Program, their book can still qualify, they just need to fill out the book report form that I have for them.  This system will be similar in fifth grade, so getting use to it now will be helpful next year too!