Presentation on theme: "Renaissance Accelerated Reader"— Presentation transcript:
1Renaissance Accelerated Reader Introduction to ARRenaissance Accelerated Reader
2What is AR?Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer-based program that allows students to read books and test their knowledge using the available quizzes in the schools’ computers.
3The Purpose of ARThe purpose of Accelerated Reader is to encourage students to select appropriate books for their reading level and increase their reading level while enjoying themselves.
4Using the ProgramStudents are accessed using the STAR Reading Test at the beginning of the school yearSTAR report is sent to parents, and a copy is kept at schoolTeacher & student review ZPD range and set the student’s goals for the first six weeksStudents select books within their ZPD, either from the library or teacher’s roomStudent reads the book in class and at homeStudent logs reading each day on AR LogTeacher signs off when book is complete, and the student then tests
5AR GuidelinesStudents will have a Points Goal each six weeks; based on the STAR test and a 30 minute per day reading schedule.Students will meet with teacher to set goals outside of the points requirement.Students may change their book choice two times during a grading period. After that, you will read what I assign.Students will bring AR book to class everyday. Being unprepared for class is a Level One Offense, and will result in STEPS.AR time is for reading! Get in, get settled, and get to work.I will check your Reading Log several times per week. If they are not current, correct, and progressing we will need to conference.I must see you reading it and sign off on your book before you can test. NO log, NO book, NO test!
6How will Mrs. Easterling monitor my reading? Review Reading Log on a regular basisQuestion you about your bookReading Responses during the weekMonitor quiz takingTOPS Report printed weekly
8AR Reminders Bring AR book everyday Log your reading Read within your ZPDSelect books carefully – read the back cover, ask the librarian and your teacher for suggestionsTake home TOPS report each week to have signedRead at home, and come prepared to answer higher level questions related to your reading