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Accelerated Reader (AR)
AR is a program Copperview will put into place to help our students become better readers as well as instilling a life long love of reading. This program monitors each student's reading level, appropriate books, as well as their comprehension. Students have a goal set each quarter for the number of points they must earn (according to their reading ability).
Students can earn points towards their goal by taking an "AR test" about the AR book they read. Each book is labeled with an AR reading level and a number of points it is worth. For example a book labeled AR 3.5 PTS 1 means the book's level is for a student reading on a 3rd grade level about the 5 month and the book is worth 1 point towards their goal.
The 1st quarter goals for all 3rd grade students have been set between 5 and 15 points each (depending on each student's ability). Students should be taking about 1 to 2 tests a week in order to reach their goal.
You can monitor their progress with the Home Connect tool (information below). Students can also track their progress in their AR folders at school.
Your child is using a computer software program called Renaissance Place at school. This program has a special feature called Home Connect. Home Connect is a fun, easy-to-use, easy-to-understand web-based interface that allows your student, you, and the teacher to share in the educational experience by viewing progress in certain Renaissance Place programs while outside of school.
You can view Home Connect from any computer with an Internet connection using these browsers:
• Internet Explorer® 6.02 or later
• Firefox® 1.5 or later
• Safari™ 2.0.3 or later
To log in to Home Connect
In Home Connect you can also:
• Click Email Setup to sign up to receive emails showing your student's
• Click Help to get answers to your questions about Home Connect.
Please contact me if you have questions or have problems log-in in to Home Connect(students should know their log in names and passwords). I highly support this program and feel this is GREAT way to promote reading as well as help our students be the best readers they can be. Thank you for your support.
Last Modified: Sunday, Jun. 10, 2012
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