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Accelerated Reader Program

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AR Wall of Fame

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Reading Successes

ACCELERATED READER

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The Accelerated Reader Program is a computer program that manages student reading practice by allowing students to take a reading comprehension quiz on a book that was read with them, read to them, or read independently.

"AR’s advanced technology helps us:

  • Make essential reading practice more effective for every student.
  • Personalize reading practice to each student’s current level.
  • Manage all reading activities including read toread with, and read independently.
  • Assess students’ reading with four types of quizzes: Reading Practice, Vocabulary Practice, Literacy Skills, and Textbook Quizzes.
  • Build a lifelong love of reading and learning." (From Renlearn.com)

But the reason we use Accelerated Reader at McKinley & Jefferson Elementary is to bring the joy of reading to every student. "We have seen, over and over again, that once students experience the magic of reading, they willingly and happily read. In fact, you can’t stop them from reading, and their reading skills grow dramatically. That’s why, at its heart, AR is not about the quizzes, the points, or the technology. It’s about turning kids on to books! "  (From Getting Results with AR)

 


 

AR HOME CONNECT

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You can view your student’s daily progress with Accelerated Reader at any time simply by clicking on Renaissance Home Connect.

Home Connect is a fun, easy-to-use, easy-to-understand web-based interface that allows your child, you, and the teacher to share in the educational experience by viewing progress in the Accelerated Reader program while outside of school.

In Home Connect you can:

  • See progress toward reading goals.
  • Conduct book searches using AR Bookfinder
  • Review results on AR quizzes
  • View number of books read, words read, and quizzes passed
  • Click Email Setup to sign up to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results.
  • Click Help to get answers to your questions about Home Connect

Parents Guide to AR Home Connect

Sharing the joy of learning with your children by seeing how they’re doing in AR and helping them find new books will make their reading practice more effective.

 


 

DOTS ON LIBRARY BOOKS

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The dot means that our school has an Accelerated Reader quiz for that book and the color refers to its book level.

  • Lime Green ~ 6.0-and up
  • Orange ~ 5.0-5.9
  • Green ~ 4.0-4.9
  • Yellow ~ 3.0-3.9
  • Red ~ 2.0-2.9
  • Blue ~ 1.0-1.9
  • Pink ~ 0.4-0.9

 


 

AR WALL OF FAME

WALL OF FAME

Our AR Wall of Fame in the hallway outside the McKinley and Jefferson Elementary Library Media Centers allow students to see their progress as they read books, pass quizzes, and earn points throughout the current school year.

On the McKinley Wall of Fame, their name is moved for accumulated points of 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50. Students earning 50 AR Points points will receive a medal at the awards assembly at the end of the year

On the Jefferson Wall of Fame, their name is moved for accumulated points of 10, 25, 75, 100 and so forth.  Students earning 100 points will have their picture taken and hung on the library wall near the Wall of Fame and will receive a medal at the awards assembly at the end of the year.

 


 

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A NEED TO READ

The libraries at Iola’s elementary schools probably don’t sound like the libraries from generations past. You won’t find a stern librarian admonishing children with a hushed “Shhhh!” or students afraid to speak above a whisper. ...

Register Staff - 11/15/2018 - 4:17pm

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STUDENTS SPEAK OUT IN FAVOR OF OUTGOING TEACHER

... to motivate students to read. They also praised librarian Tammy Prather and library para Mona Melvin for their efforts to encourage young ...

Iolaregister1 - 03/12/2019 - 1:07pm

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SCHOOL LIBRARIES GET BOOST FROM PTO FUNDRAISERS

... Bycroft, Jessy Coffield, Holly Jerome, Christine Tholen and Tammy Prather, librarian for McKinley and Jefferson elementary schools, Nikki Peters, ...

yAgUBtOo1T - 04/18/2018 - 3:26pm

 
 

McKinley Elementary ~ Kindergarten

McKinley Students read 10,111+ books earning 4,634 Accelerated Reader Points

Read 2,564,545 Words

69 Students made it to the 50 Point Club

The library checked in and out 11,480 books

2018-2019 READING SUCCESSES

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We love to read and to be read to!

Jefferson Elementary ~ 1st & 2nd Grade

92 Students in 2nd met the Caldecott Challenge

Jefferson Students read 45,149+ books earning 21,153.7 Accelerated Reader Points

Read 27,353,588 Words

131 Students in 1st through 2nd grade made it to the 100 Point Club

Most of our students met or exceeded their AR Point Goals

The library checked in and out 38,893 books

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