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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

AR Reading and YUMMY Donuts with the Principal

R. L. Young wants our students to enjoy reading. We also want young readers to comprehend what they read. So with a program called Accelerated Reader, we achieve both. Children choose books according to their interest and independent reading ability. After reading each book, they take a quick quiz to determine if they understand what was read. There is INSTANT feedback for the child with a score and points. The beauty of this program is that it supports what the teacher is doing in the classroom. As children learn to read, they can apply reading strategies being taught. This applying of skills increases their success, as practice does to playing a sport.
The scores and points are recorded and reports can be printed for parents and teachers. 

The prize we have in place for reaching 75 points is a DONUT PARTY with the Principal. The pictures below feature students from party #3 (our largest party ever). We hope they enjoyed their donuts, but more importantly we know they are progressing in their ability to read and comprehend. 
*A special thanks to our wonderful PTO for supplying the $ for OMG Donuts and all AR prizes!

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