Accelerated Reader BASICS AND BEST PRACTICES. What is Accelerated Reader?. Since 1986, it has been a widely used tool across the United States to motivate and monitor student’s reading. Today it is used in over 60,000 schools by over 500,000 teachers and educators.
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The purpose of the Accelerated Reader program is to encourage students to select appropriate books for their reading level and increase their reading level while enjoying themselves.
Any program needs to be properly implemented and monitored in order to succeed. Anything less results in disappointment.
The Library is equipped with AR books, designated with labels that include Reading Level and points for each book.
In September every student is assessed using the STAR Reading Test during the computer lab time.
Teachers receive 2 copies of the STAR report; (1 for parent & 1 for teachers record)
Goals are set using the ZPD and the Goal-Setting Chart.
Students are required to memorize their ZPD.
Using the ZPD range-students check out designated library books that fall within their range.
*It is important to remain within the range. Going below the range will not result in improvement. Students going above their ZPD range should be monitored.
6. Student reads the book.
7. Once the student finishes reading the book, he/she takes a quiz on the computer in the classroom or library.
Independent readability level range.
TWI-Read To, Read With or Read Independently
InterventionHow does it work?
Suggested 60 minutes a day.
Read To: Read aloud
Read With: Alternate reading, choral or echo reading, book buddy, etc.
Read Independently: Allow children time to read on their own
Look at your daily schedule
Implement a DEAR time
Before the bell rings. (last 15 minutes of school day)
Before or after lunch time (10 minutes)
Before school starts, while students wait for teacher to arrive.
Use mini-lesson to practice reading.
Encourage students to read when they finish their work.TWI-Read To, Read With or Read Independently
When do I TWI?
responsible for their actions.
STUDENT RECORD REPORT
You can choose to leave these off the report, also.
DIAGNOSTIC REPORT report
Last bit of advice:
Familiarize yourself with the Accelerated Reading Program
Teachers + students+ Librarians+ staff+ parent = SUCCESS