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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The MORE you read, the BETTER you read!

We believe that the MORE our students read, the BETTER they read. To encourage this, our school participates in the Accelerated Reader Program. This web based program allows students to find tests on thousands of books.

We ask each student to stay within their most comfortable reading range, which is determined by taking the STAR test. The STAR test is administered in the fall, winter, and spring to measure progress over the school year.

As students progress in the Accelerated Reading program, they are rewarded at specific milestones if the comprehension level is 85% or higher. This bulletin board, so carefully and cleverly decorated by Ms. Porter, an instructional assistant at Young, and student teacher, Tanesha Braxton-Collins, illustrates the various prize levels.

10 points....tigerpaw tattoo

25 points... treat bag

40 points...1st grade earns AR Field Trip

50 booklet

75 points....Party with the Principal/2nd grade earns AR Field Trip

100 points..3rd-6th grade earns AR Field Trip/AR KEY and LANYARD

150 points..AR Bookbag

200 points..AR T-Shirt

300 points..Gift Card

400 points...2 free movie passes + snack $

500 points...Lunch with the Superintendent and Principal (OFF CAMPUS!)

BIGGEST REWARD....Being a GREAT reader!!

You can keep a close watch on the progress of your child by visiting the AR HOME CONNECT site (click here)and logging in using your child's AR login and password. You can even register to receive an email each time your child takes a test.

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