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Setting Goals and Motivating Students with Accelerated Reader. Elizabeth Curtis, Principal Vera Hammer, Resource Specialist. Motivate students Individualize reading practice Encourage self-directed learning Improve skill development. Why Set Goals?.

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Setting goals and motivating students with accelerated reader

Setting Goals and Motivating Students with Accelerated Reader

Elizabeth Curtis, Principal

Vera Hammer, Resource Specialist


Why set goals

Motivate students

Individualize reading practice

Encourage self-directed learning

Improve skill development

Why Set Goals?


Setting goals with independent readers

Use Student Reading Plan and Goal-Setting Chart

Ask yourself, “Does this student need success or challenge?”

Confer with students

Enter goals in Accelerated Reader software

Setting Goals with Independent Readers


Student reading plan

Minimum average percent correct

Points vs. Word Count

Minimum average book level

Additional goals (Non Fiction; Author Variety)

Commitment to goals

Reader certification goal

Student Reading Plan



Goals for primary grade readers

Independent Reader certification

Other certification levels help advance readers from picture books to chapter books

Point goals

1 point per week in kindergarten

1.5 points per week in first grade

Goals for Primary-Grade Readers


Goals for independent readers

Emphasize comprehension over book level

Focus on broadening reading experiences

Encourage students to not only to read well but to be well-read (i.e. Science, Biographies, History)

Goals for Independent Readers


Reading certification levels

Ready Reader

Accumulate 5 points through any combination of Read To and Read With

Independent Reader

Read independently and pass Reading Practice Quizzes for:

3 books

1.2 book level or higher

Accumulate 10 points (includes points for the 3 books at 1.2+ book level; other points may be for Read To and Read With).

Rising Reader

Read independently and pass Reading Practice Quizzes for:

3 books

1.6 book level or higher

Accumulate 10 points in independent reading (includes points for the 3 book at 1.6 book level or higher)

Super Reader

Read independently and pass Reading Practice Quizzes for:

3 books

2.0 book level or higher

Worth 1 point or more each

Reading Certification Levels


Reading certification levels1

Advanced Reader

Read independently and pass Reading Practice Quizzes for:

3 books

3.0 book level or higher

Worth 2 points or more each

Star Reader

Read independently and pass Reading Practice Quizzes for:

3 book

4.0 book level or higher

Worth 4 points or more each

Classic Reader

Read independently and pass Reading Practice Quizzes for:

3 book

6.0 level or higher

Worth 7 points or more each

Honors Reader

Read, pass Reading Practices Quizzes and accumulate 100 point for books from a list of challenging, teacher-selected literature

Reading Certification Levels


Monitor progress with reports
Monitor Progress with Reports

Print and review the Diagnostic Report weekly to monitor student progress toward goals. Look for:

  • 85 percent average or higher (% Correct)

  • 10 percent or less at risk (Summary)

  • Less than 10 percent with average percent correct below 85% (Summary)



Why set classroom goals

Motivate all students, especially reluctant achievers

Focus individual efforts toward success for the entire class

Foster cooperation and team environment

Why Set Classroom Goals?


Classroom teams and goals

Teacher divides class into small-group teams

Each team should have strong, average, and weak readers

Students choose a team name

Set goals

Average percent correct

Points

Teams meet periodically to check members’ progress and encourage one another

Classroom Teams and Goals


Motivators for individual students

Reading plan

Certification levels

Pizza/ice cream party

Million-word reader

Reading wall of fame

Motivators for Individual Students


Motivators for your class

Teams

Percentage clubs

Certification levels

Million-word classroom

Class party

Motivators for Your Class


Motivators for your school

Tournaments

Posting teacher data

Parent club

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Family reading night

School certification store

Motivators for Your School


Thank you
Thank You!

Questions and Discussion


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