(Available for Home Use During the 2020 Continuous Learning Plan)
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Accelerated Reader Overview
AR Home Connect
Dots on Library Books
AR Wall of Fame
(if there is a quiz available)
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:
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
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:
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
The dot means that our school has an Accelerated Reader quiz for that book and the color refers to its book level. A white dot in the middle of a colored dot allows our students to know that it is the lower part of that reading level.
AR WALL OF FAME
Our AR Wall of Fame in the hallway outside the McKinley and Jefferson Elementary Library Media Centers allows 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 and Lincoln Elementary Wall of Fame, their name is moved for accumulated points of 10, 25, 75, 100 and so forth.
Students in first and second grade who earn 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.
Students in third and fourth grade are awarded medals at the end of the year awards assembly for meeting three of the four quarters with 85% comprehension and 100% of their point goals.
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
... 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
... Bycroft, Jessy Coffield, Holly Jerome, Christine Tholen and Tammy Prather, librarian for McKinley and Jefferson elementary schools, Nikki Peters, ...
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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
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