Your child is participating in the Accelerated Reader Program (AR) at Red Elementary. The program is designed to encourage reading independently. Each time the students come to the Red Library they select a book from their appropriate reading level. After reading their book they take a short computerized comprehension test on that book (5 or 10 multiple choice questions). Each book is worth points based on the difficulty of the text. Since our school is networked for AR, they can take the test in any classroom or in our school library. As they read and pass more tests, their reading level and scores should improve.
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AR Points for Free Books
Pre-K – 3 points (then 10, 25, 50)
Kindergarten –5 points (then 10, 15, 20, 25, etc.)
1stGrade – 10 points (then 20, 30, 40, etc.)
2ndGrade – 25 points (then 50, 75, 100, etc.)
3rdGrade – 50 points (then 100, 150, 200, etc.)
4thGrade – 75 points (then 150, 225, 300 etc.)
5thGrade – 100 points (then every 100 points)
The money to purchase these books comes from the PTO. Please join the PTO to support this wonderful opportunity for your child/children to receive free books!
EXPLANATION OF AR GOALS
Ready Reader (grades K,1, 2 only)Accumulate 5 points through any combination of Read To, Read With, or Read Independently.
Independent Reader(IND) – a student must accumulate 10 AR points, with at least 3 books read independently at the 1.2 level or higher.
Super Reader(SUPER) – a student must be an Independent Reader. They must then read 3 books at the 2.0 book level or higher worth at least one point.
Advanced Reader(ADV) – a student must be a Super Reader. They must then read 3 books independently at the 3.0 book level or higher worth at least 2 points. (Books must be read at a student’s STAR level)
Star Reader(STAR) - a student must be an Advanced Reader. They must then read 3 books independently at the 4.0 book level or higher worth at least 4 points. (Books must be read at a student’s STAR level)
Classic Reader– this is optional. A student must read 3 books independently at the 6.0 book level or higher worth at least 7 points. If a student reaches this goal they will get a 100 for extra credit.