Accelerated Reader Information

Accelerated Reader Information

Students are required to read books and take AR test to accumulate a total of 20 points for each nine week grading period. At the end of the year, there will be an AR field trip for the students who reach a total of 100 points. That is an additional 20 points to the required 80 points for the year. Remind your child to work toward that goal from the very beginning.

          Students will be given opportunities to visit the school library. In addition to checking out books from the school library, pupils have access to hundreds of AR books in the classrooms.  Books can be read at home and then tested on the following day at school.  Children are allowed time at the computers as soon as they enter the classroom and throughout the day for taking AR tests.   Depending on the length of the book, tests provide five to ten questions with multiple choice answers. To check a book for AR points, you can visit www.arbookfind.com . If a book does not have a test, students must have teacher approval to use another form of reporting on the book. Non-AR books need to be approved prior to the student reading it.

     Each child will have access to their AR profile for tracking progress by points and test scores.  Book levels will be assigned to help students find appropriate level books to check-out when visiting the school library or selecting books at home to read. 

     Snuggling up with a good book and listening to a child read is a pleasure for both parent and child.  I hope that all students will become life-long readers and read for enjoyment. If you have any questions about our Accelerated Reader program, feel free to email me at mnelson@valley.k12.ar.us

Mrs. Nelson