The fourth - sixth grade students at the Bellevue Campus are excelling in their extra-curricular reading with the use
of the Accelerated Reading Program. After reading a book of their choice from
Mrs. Strickland’s classroom library of over 400 books, student’s comprehension is assessed by means of a computer-based
quiz that tests general knowledge of the book in a multiple choice format of 10
Students are competing for classroom rewards in a reading contest
that ends at the end of the first semester.
The computer keeps track not only of the comprehension questions
answered correctly, but also even the exact number of individual words each
student has read thus far. Points are
awarded based on the number of questions answered correctly as well as the
difficulty of the book read.
Extra-curricular reading is one of the activities emphasized for the
students when they finish their regular curriculum assignments. Because excellent readers become excellent
students, Mrs. Strickland is so pleased to see the children eager to read and
participate in the AR program.