What is AR? AR is a combined at home and school reading incentive program. It is a way to hold students accountable for the reading they do at school and at home through comprehension quizzes.
Reading Olympics: Read for the Gold! Accelerated Reader 2015-2016
Color Chart in the Library This is the new color coded system we will be using in the library to help your student easily locate books in his/her reading level.
Level 0.1-1.9 Pink
Level 2.0-2.9 Red
Level 3.0-3.9 Yellow
Level 4.0-4.9 Green
Level 5.0-5.9 Blue
Level 6.0-6.9 Orange
Level 7.0-7.9 Black
Third Grade Point Goals: 1st level: 5 2nd level: 25 3rd level: 50 4th level: 100 5th level: 150
1st- Name on the AR board in the library
2nd- American Flag keychain
3rd- Free Book
4th- Wheels Party
5th- Olympic Field Day
At the second Flag Salute of each month, students will be recognized for each new level they achieve. Level Prizes will be awarded during scheduled library time. We will also be recognizing three AR Olympic Classrooms of the Month (1st, 2/3rd and 4/5th).The AR Olympic Classroom of the Month will be awarded a trophy to keep in their class all month long.Classrooms of the Month will be chosen using a combination of the following data: total classroom AR points, number of quizzes taken, and percentage of quizzes with scores that are over 80% correct.
NEW! At Flag Salute this year will be our Olympic Challenges. Teachers from the Olympic Classrooms of the Month will compete in Olympic challenges at the flag salute.
NEW! All students and staff will be receiving a Reading Olympics T-shirt. Teachers will be able to keep track of students’ progress by signing the back of each child’s shirt when a new level is achieved. Make sure to wear your shirt to our AR Flag Salutes!
End of the Year
The two students with the most points from each grade level will go to frozen yogurt with Adam and Stephanie at the end of the year.
Students who have achieved the highest level for their grade will attend the AR Olympic Field Day.
AR Goal Every AR quiz your child takes will earn them points based on the level of book they are reading. The points add up to help your child reach their AR point goal.
When Can My Student Take AR Tests? The Library is open everyday for AR tests from 8:15-8:45am and 3:10-3:45pm. The Library is also open every Wednesday at lunch for AR tests. We are also hoping to open the TLC one morning a week for AR tests. This is pending parent volunteers, if you are interested please see your student's teacher.
Helpful Hints ~Your student will be more successful when he/she reads books in their level. AR quizzes are designed to test reading comprehension, if your student doesn't understand what they read they will have a hard time with the AR quiz.
~Encourage your student to take a quiz soon after they finish the book. The longer they wait, the less they will remember from the book.
~Beginning readers may have to read a book more than once to help them be successful on the AR quiz.