Accelerated Reader (AR) Information
"Resolve to do a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year." -Horace Mann
Please encourage your child to read for at least fifteen minutes every day! Reading with your child is an important part of developing a good reader, building a lifelong love of reading and learning, and creating a loving relationship between you and your child.
Your child will be participating in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program. AR is a computer program that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When ﬁnished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.)
AR gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher or librarian then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.
Once your child reaches 50% of their AR goal with a minimum of 85% accuracy, your child will receive a reward.
Once your child reaches 100% of their AR goal with a minimum of 85% accuracy, your child will receive a reward.
For a parent’s guide to Accelerated Reader, click here.
To check if a book has a quiz, click here.
(Type the title of the book and click the search button.)