Renaissance Accelerated Reader

 

What is Renaissance Accelerated Reader (AR)?

AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set targets and direct ongoing reading practice. Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.

How can I help my child become a better reader?

• Make time for them to read at home. Children need to read for at least 20 minutes every day to improve their reading ability.

• Encourage your child to read; discuss books, asking questions about what they have read; and visit your local library.

• Find suitable books for your child at www.arbookfind.co.uk. Use the Search function to look for specific titles or topics, or go to Advanced Search to browse for books within your child’s ZPD and interest level.

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