Students Excel with the Accelerated Reader Program
Posted on January 12, 2018
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 questions.
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.