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Travis Elementary's Supplemental Reading Program

Student Reads a Book

Students choose their own books and read at their own pace.

Student Takes a Quiz

AR has more than 50,000 Reading Practice quizzes help motivate and monitor increased reading practice.

Immediate Feedback

Both the student and teacher get immediate, individualized constructive feedback to direct ongoing reading practice. normal

The goal 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.

This 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.

Students 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.

Book Listings

All Accelerated 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.

Search or Browse the Accelerated Reader Book lists.

Help Build Our Library

We invite 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.

1. ADOPT-A-BOOK: 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

2. ADOPT-A-QUIZ: Many books could become an AR book 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.

3. DONATE-A-BOOK: 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 levels?

Certification goals are based on the following five levels:

Independent 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.

Super 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.

Advanced 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.

Star 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.

Classic 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.

Independent Readers at the AR Assembly on February 7, 2001

Take a Sample Test

Reading 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 reading practice.

Click on this link to try a sample quiz for yourself:http://www.renlearn.com/ar/arquizzes/htm/default.htm#quizzes