Accelerated Reader:. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. A Presentation by : Donna Ahlrich Kacy Allen Aaron Lines Erica Wagoner Amanda Wiley. November 2004. The Top Ten AR Challenges and Solutions. The System of Incentives – intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
A Presentation by:
6. Making AR Books Easy to Find
– shelving, labeling, and more
7. Barriers to using AR
– ESOL, special needs, physical, lack of access…
8. When AR is mandated
– tying AR to grades or making it too important
9. AR integration into the curriculum?
- lack of consistency between grades/schools
10. AR is expensive
– where does/should the money come from?
10. AR is expensiveThe Problem
10. AR is expensiveThe Solution
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