Accelerated Reader Program Presentation: AR Intro.pptx
What is the Accelerated Reader Program?
You read books that you choose and that you like. You are then tested (via computer) on basic comprehension.
Why do we have this program at OLMC?
We believe that …
“when children get hooked on books”, they acquire, involuntarily and without conscious effort, nearly all of the …language skills people are concerned about.” Stephen Krashen The Power of Reading
How does the program work?
- You choose a book to read. (If the novel is not from our library, you need to check the binder list to make sure that we have a test for it; also check the blocked list.)
- When the novel is finished, you obtain a completed form from the teacher and bring that form down to the library.
- When you come down to the library, you will give both the form and your picture ID to the person at the front desk. If you have returned all overdue books and settled any fines you might have, you will then sit and do the test.
- The test is a computerized, multiple choice test based entirely on your comprehension of the novel. Each test has either 10 or 20 questions, determined by the level of difficulty of the novel.
How do you obtain the points you need?
Each novel is identified as having a ‘points’ value. The number of correct answers you have will determine the points you receive. Each English course has a specific number of points that you need to obtain.
How do we provide motivation for you to participate in the program?
- It is an element of the English curriculum and worth 5% of your final grade in the course.
- Certificates and prizes are awarded to top students in various grades and levels.
- A “Readers Appreciation Award”, sponsored by the Library, is presented at Awards to the top four students who have scored the most points in the program.