Travis Elementary's Supplemental Reading Program
Reads a Book
choose their own books and read at their own pace.
Takes a Quiz
has more than 50,000 Reading Practice quizzes help motivate and
monitor increased reading practice.
the student and teacher get immediate, individualized constructive
feedback to direct ongoing reading practice. normal
of all reading instruction is to help students become lifelong learners
who love to read. Accelerated Reader is a motivational program for individual
student reading practice. Each first through sixth grade student at
Travis Elementary is given a test at the beginning of the year to determine
the most effective range for him/her to practice reading.
ZPD range, or Zone of Proximal Development, is a reading range of books
that will challenge a student without causing frustration or loss of
motivation. It is the level of difficulty from which a student should
be able to read independently for long periods of time. During the reading
time, both fluency and endurance are improved. As the year progresses,
teachers monitor student progress, adjusting ZPD ranges as needed.
enjoy taking tests, accumulating points, and earning certificates. Earning
certificates will also allow them to receive recognition at assemblies
during the school year. We are excited with the reading progress our
students are making! Please call if we can answer any questions about
this program for you.
Reader Books are listed by Title and Reading Level. Books checked out
from the school library each have a reading level and point value assigned
to them. Books can also be read from own your home library, or can be
checked out from any public library.
or Browse the Accelerated Reader Book lists.
Help Build Our Library
you to help build and improve our Accelerated Reading program.Our library
is very small and we need more books, and quizzes to go with the books.
We offer you three (3) different ways to assist. Please remember that
all donations are tax deductible.
A list of books that we do not have will be available. Select any title;
pay for the book, and it will be placed in our library showing you as
the donor. Books are $10.00 each
Many books could become an AR book Ü non-fiction books, mystery books,
beloved and cherished books if only we had a quiz to go with them. Purchase
a quiz for $2.00, and any age student can use the quiz.
We are seeking any used children's books that you no longer need. All
books will be gladly accepted
for our library and classrooms. Bring in any fiction or non-fiction
book and help our library grow!
What are the certification
goals are based on the following five levels:
Reader: Read three books independently at a 1.2 level and pass quizzes
with a minimum of 80% accuracy level on one's own. Accumulate ten points.
These points include the points earned for the three books. The rest
of the ten points may include Read To and Read With books. Must be passed
once for all grades.
Reader: Have Independent Reader certification. Read three books
worth at least one point each and pass the quizzes with a minimum of
80% accuracy. Accumulate five points. These points include the points
earned for the three one-point quizzes. Grades K-3 will achieve this
goal 10 times - Grades 4-6 will achieve this goal 5 times.
Reader: Have Super Reader certification. Read three books worth
at least two points each and pass the quizzes with a minimum of 80%
accuracy. Grades K-2 will achieve this goal 10 times - Grades 3-6 will
achieve this goal 5 times.
Reader: Read three books at a 5.0 reading level or higher worth
five or more points each, and pass the quizzes with a minimum of 80%
accuracy. Grades 3-6 will achieve this goal 10 times.
Reader: Read three books at a 7.0 reading level or higher worth
ten or more points each, and pass the quizzes with a minimum of 80%
accuracy. Grades 4-6 will achieve this goal 5 times.
Readers at the AR Assembly on February 7, 2001
Take a Sample Test
Practice quizzes are the foundation of the Accelerated Reader Program.
They measure comprehension and are motivational because they ensure
a successful, positive experience if the student has read a book at
the proper reading level. Quizzes help teachers motivate and monitor
on this link to try a sample quiz for yourself:http://www.renlearn.com/ar/arquizzes/htm/default.htm#quizzes