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 Prizes this year include:

 

AR Prizes KG & 1st 


1 AR Test - pencil 

15 AR tests - Bookmark 

35 AR tests - Eraser

50 AR tests - Popcorn party with movie 

75 AR Tests- Sidewalk chalk and bubbles party w/ popsicle 

Top KG & 1st AR Tester- Prize (not revealed until May)

Reader of the month will be announced over the announcements 


All AR tests should be passing AR tests of 80% or better to earn a prize. AR ends May 1st, all points earned after May 1st do not count toward the media center AR goal. 




2nd & 3rd Grade AR Prizes


1 AR Test - pencil 

15 points - Bookmark 

35 points - Eraser

50 points - Book give away 

75 points- Popcorn party with movie

100 points- Candy Bar Party  

Top points in 2nd & 3rd - Prize (not revealed until May)

Reader of the month will be announced over the announcements

Student percentage 80% or better to earn a prize. AR ends May 1st, all points earned after May 1st do not count toward the media center AR goal. 

 


4th & 5th AR Prizes
 

1 AR Test - pencil 

15 points - Bookmark 

35 points - Eraser

50 points - Book give away 

100 points- Popcorn party with movie

150 points- Bottle Volcano Party 

200 points- Bingo Party with Candy Bar 

250 points- Bronze Medal 

300 points - Silver Medal 

350 points- Gold Medal 

Reader of the month will be announced over the announcements

Student percentage 80% or better to earn a prize. AR ends May 1st, all points earned after May 1st do not count toward the media center AR goal.

 

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