Our school doesn't do any kind of AR program. Kind of bums me out as both my kids would love it.
of course, as homeschoolers, we dont have an accelerated reading program, but dd is in a bookclub with other homeschool girls her age. they have meetings once a month where they have a little 'tea' type party and discuss that month's book and choose a book for the following month. they have read a very wide variety of books; everything from pony tails to the secret garden (dd's fav)
Sorry about the cl-hat
she's a tremendous reader who is always reading several books at once... she's re-read every harry potter book about 10 times and is anxiously awaiting number 5! I try to get her to read new things but she fights me ... I tried to get her to read the Secret Garden, Little Princess, C.S. Lewis series (she read the first one but hates the rest)..
She really loved the ARtemis Fowl series - so we have to get the next one - i think it's just out and Holes - as well as the Series of Unfortunate Events books.
The child reads the book, then logs into the computer program and takes a test on the book. If they get all the questions right, they get the full amount of points. If not, they get points based on the number right.
Our school uses it to get the kids to read. Some teachers make it so the kids can do it IF they want to and they award prizes based on who has the most points at the end of the year. Brooke's teacher uses it as part of their reading grade. If they get 3 points each month, they get an A for that part of the reading grade. It's not their total grade, they have to do other things too, but it's a part of it.
at the bottom they have books assigned by level -
now - do the levels go by grade?
We don't have the AR program. S&R's reading teachers do have them keep a reading log, but as far as I know there is no incentive program. Perhaps they just intervene if the child is not reading enough.
Rachel has trouble finding books she likes (and me finding books for her!) I'm really pleased that her reading teacher keeps a lot of books in the classroom that they may borrow. She's enjoyed choosing from those shelves, or reading something a friend just finished.