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Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader

We want our students to develop a lifelong love for reading at Sunset Park!

Accelerated Reader is a computer-based reading program aimed to motivate students to set and meet reading goals. This program allows students to read a book and take a computerized comprehension test while at school. Points are awarded for each test the student masters. Prizes are awarded for these accumulated points.

This program is for all students in grades KG-5. Kindergarten scholars are introduced to the AR program once they have developed fluency with basic sight words (usually about 100 words).

Click here to search for AR titles:
AR bookfind

Each student will be given a point goal and a book level goal for each nine weeks. This goal is based on test scores, class work, and teacher observation. Student's must maintain an average of 80% correct on the tests taken.

AR Rewards this year include:

KG, 1st & 2

5 pts. – Book Mark

15 pts. – Pencil & brag tag

30 pts. - Pick from treasure box & brag tag

50 pts. - Pick from treasure box, brag tag, Popsicle party & bronze medal (Announcements shout out)

75 pts. - Pick from treasure box, brag tag, popcorn/movie party & silver medal

(Announcement shout out)

100 pts. –Pick from treasure box, free book, brag tag, gold medal & Pizza Party

(Announcements shout out)

(Students will be awarded for AR during Media time at the end of each month)

(Parties for 50, 75 & 100 pts. will be awarded at the end of the year)

(Student’s overall average of 80% must be evident to win prizes above)

Last day for AR is May 1st at 3:30

 

3rd, 4th & 5th

5pts. - Pencil

10 pts. - Book Mark

30 pts. - Brag tag

50 pts. - Pick from treasure box & brag tag

75 pts. - Pick from treasure box & brag tag

100 pts. - Pick from treasure box & brag tag

150 pts. - Pick from treasure box, bronze medal, brag tag & Popsicle Party

250 pts. - Pick from treasure box, silver medal, brag tag & Popcorn/Movie Party

350 pts. - Pick from treasure box, brag tag, gold medal, free book & Pizza Party

773 pts. - Lunch with Mr. Gangwisch & Trophy

Can you beat last year’s AR record of 773 pts.?

(Students will be awarded for AR during Media at the end of each month)

(Parties will be awarded at the end of the year)

(Student’s overall average of 80% must be evident to win prizes above)

Last day for AR is May 1st at 3:30

 

For more information, please view the parent handout.

Here are some additional documents from Renaissance Learning:

A parent's guide to Accelerated Reader - questions and answers

A parent's guide to accelerated readers - questions and answers Spanish

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