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Accelerated Reader
What is Accelerated Reader?
Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers encourage and monitor students' reading. Your child picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. Your student may also listen to a book. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. AR gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.
Student Goals
At Sagamore, students are expected to earn a certain number of points each semester. Their goals, by grade level, are:
Kindergarten -- 5 points
First Grade -- 10 points
Second Grade -- 20 points
Third Grade -- 30 Points
Fourth Grade -- 40 points
Fifth Grade -- 50 points
What books are AR books?
Many fiction and nonfiction books have tests written for them. One way to find out if a book has a test is to search for it using
AR Bookfinder
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