Accelerated Reader is a program that is highly used at the school I teach at. I have used Accelerated Reader in many ways but this year I am changing it up a little. The first change I am making is the students are going to be setting individual nine weeks goals. Each student will be responsible for reaching their goal that is tailored to their reading needs. Secondly, I am going to make sure that the students are NOT using their books during their AR test. You know you have those couple students that always try to sneak a peek. Or those students that didn’t even read the book and are trying to take a test on it! Finally, I am going to make sure that when they take their test that they mark the correct way they read their book, either independently, with someone, or the book was read to them. This will really help me keep track if they are having comprehension problems where the breakdown begins. If you use Accelerated Reader in your classroom what are some of the things that you implement?
I have made two different posters that will be hung next to my classroom computers.
This first sign is attached to a basket where they will place their book in before they take their test to insure they are not using it while they take the test.