Accelerated Reader

New Reading Goals will be set for August 5th-9th. We have 6 AR periods of approximately 5-6 weeks long for the entire year.

In addition to AR classroom testing, students can also take AR tests before school on Wednesdays 7:20-8:00 in my classroom and enjoy AR (Our) Classroom Cafe

Students in our class will be given their STAR Reading test results the first week of school so they will know their their GE Reading level, IRL(instructional reading level), along with their ZPD Reading Range and Personalized Reading Goals and documentation will be sent home. Also, every student in our class will have daily access to our Classroom Library so they should have a book to read at all times. In addition to having access to our Class Library anytime they need, we will also be going to our School Library on a weekly basis. Please be sure your child is taking at least 2 AR tests a week and scoring at least 85% or higher on each quiz taken. Let's get all those boats Sailing and heading toward Treasure Island.

To determine a Book's reading level and points click on AR Book Find

Click on the following link for the New Book Adventure Program- you can take Practice AR Tests at home:

ACCELERATED READER INCENTIVES 2019-2020

Goal #1 August 5h – September 13th (6 weeks)

Prize: Dog tag and Pick your treat

Goal #2 September 16th - October 25th (6 weeks)

Prize: Dog tag and Pick your treat

Goal #3 October 28th – December 20th(6 weeks)

Prize: Dog tag and Pick your treat

Goal #4 January 6th – February 14th(6 weeks)

Prize: Dog tag and Pick your treat

Goal #5 February 17th – March 27th(6 weeks)

Prize: Dog tag and Pick your treat

Goal #6 March 30th-May 11th (5 weeks)

Prize: Dog tag and Pick your treat

Students who reach their AR goals for all 6 periods (all year long) and have an average percent correct of 85% or higher will also earn an AR medal and be invited to Special AR Field trip at the end of the year to John's Incredible which will include an all you can eat pizza buffet and $5 play card.

Important AR Practice Sites and Sample AR Quizzes- click the links below:

Use the following Links to get Book Reviews on books your children are reading:

Important AR Links for Parents click the links below:

Parent Resources Link

Parents Take an AR Sample Quiz

Parent's Guide to AR

Parent's Guide to AR 360Parent's Guide to STAR Assessments

Parent Resources for AR

To determine if your child's book is an AR book and find out the book reading level (RL) and/or points-click on the following link:

http://www.arbookfind.com/

To Receive an automatic E-mail every time your child takes an AR Test just Sign up for Home Connect, click on the following link; AR Home Connect

Students user name is first name, last initial(or entire last name) and password is first name initial and last name initial. Ie: User Name Johns or Johnsmith and password is js

Find a book that isn't in AR, then click on the following link to request that it be added in AR and Quiz be written:

Suggest AR Quiz

Reading Resources:

Beverly Cleary Books

Humphrey Series

Flat Stanley Series by Jeff Brown- the originals

Flat Stanley Worldwide Adventures

Related Series: Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures, Flat Stanley - I Can Read! Level 2

Geronimo Stilton Series

Junie B. Jones Series (careful as she's a little sassy)

The Boxcar Children Series by Gertrude Warner

I Survived Series

The BFG

The Chocolate Touch

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

American Girl Series- higher 4th-5th grade levels

Strategies for Reading

Annotation helps Reading Comprehension

Highlighting rulesJunie B. Jones Activity Book sign up for Junie B Jones and Magic Tree house Newsletter News

Making Reading Fun

Brain Development

HelpStrategies for Struggling Readers

Early signs of Reading issues

Reading Problems

Boy Readers

Early Chapter Books for Boys

2nd and 3rd Grade Chapter Books1st-3rd Chapter Books

9 ways to motivate students to read.pdf

9 ways to motivate students to read.pdf

Below are some links for recommended Chapter Books for 2nd Grade:

http://www.readbrightly.com/9-superb-chapter-books-second-graders/

http://thisreadingmama.com/beginning-chapter-books-series/http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2014/08/top-25-chapter-book-series-for-1st-2nd.html

ScholarsChoice_ReadingAtHome_Printable.pdf