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1 Getting the Most Out of Your AR September 24, 2009

2 Agenda Post-Seminar Discussion Today’s Goal Picking a Group Proof is in the Pudding Out Next Meeting Date

3 How has AR changed at your school since the seminar? What needs to happen next at your school to start the AR Revolution! What would you like to see change?

4 Our Goal for Today is to… We must educate our –Administrators –Teachers –Students –Parents

5 Pick a Camp

6 Ways to Communicate Presentation- SampleSample Handout or Brochure –Brochure 1,Brochure 1 –Brochure 2Brochure 2 Lesson or workshop- Power LessonsPower Lessons Website or blog –http://www.mediamatterslcss.blogspot.com /http://www.mediamatterslcss.blogspot.com / Other…

7 Administrators and Teachers Why is change needed? How do I set Individualized goals? (pg. 69)How do I set Individualized goals? Book level, Interest level, Point value How do points measure? Where do I find the Goal Setting Chart? How do I find time for daily reading? How can the reading log be ticket to test? How do I do status of the class How do I keep on top of doing status of the class? 85% and higher How do I use the report in AR to help my students? How do I help struggling readers? Other…

8 Parents Help children select appropriate books –Use AR Book FinderUse AR Book Finder –How do I use AR Book Finder?How do I use AR Book Finder? –Use DestinyUse Destiny Track child’s progress toward their goal –Home ConnectHome Connect –TOPS ReportTOPS Report Read to your child Listen to your child read Other…

9 Resources for Students Getting Results with Accelerated Reader –What is my ZPD? pg. 7, –What is my goal? pg –When am I ready to take a quiz? –How do I use my reading log? pg. 47 –How do I use my reading log? pg. 26, pg.47 –How do I take a quiz? pg. 24 –How do I read my TOPS report? pg. 29 How do I read my TOPS report? –I will be reminded of my success by… pg. 40 “Summary of Guided Independent Reading” –Why is 85% important? pg. 8-9 –85% and higher85% and higher –Why do boys not do as well as girls in AR? pg. 7, 14 Destiny –How do I locate books with the online catalog using my ZPD? AR BookFinder –When I am home or in the public library, how do I find books that have quizzes? How do I select appropriate books that interest me? How can I track my success?

10 Tools to Improve Guided Reading Getting Results with Accelerated Reader What should guided reading look like? pg. 6, How do I celebrate my students’ success? pg RCW- Bookmarks, pg. 84 Design a way to create a self- sufficient center for your activities.Design a way to create a self- sufficient center for your activities. Locate as many different resources as you can that can be used as independent reading responses to literature. –Here is an example of an online resource center for activities- organizers.htmhttp://www.sanchezclass.com/reading-graphic- organizers.htm –Create an annotated list of the resources and hyperlink. Save this list in the AR folder in the Media public folder.

11 Back

12 Story Map Story Pyramid Story Web Somebody Wanted But So Sequencing Pick an activity to complete to check your comprehension! Refer back to your book for help. Back

13 Implementation at your school Please collect 3 artifacts from your school that will illustrate how teachers and students are using AR with fidelity. Possible examples are: –Video of Status of the Class –Sample student reading log –Photo of classroom center –Diagnostic Report pre and post –Teacher testimony –Photo illustrating that student success is visible We will post these samples to the blog. Please have a digital copy to share at our next meeting.

14 Do you need another hand or have a question? I am happy to help!


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