Please encourage reading always. Research shows that the more students read, the higher vocabulary they attain, and their test scores will usually rise.
Students will reach the third level for their grade level much easier and without stress if they continue to read throughout the year. If they reach each level by the end of each trimester, it will be easier to attain the next level during the following trimester. This also helps the students to work on their independent reading skills and fluency in reading throughout the year, as well as assist each student raise their reading levels.
Remember to make sure your child spends time reading each night. Students can read whatever they want for their 30 minutes of reading a night, but please make sure they are continuing to read AR books as well. Encourage your child to do his/her best this year. Remember to make sure your child also logs in the 30 minutes (or more) of nightly reading in the agenda book since that is a homework requirement for class.
Each grade level has its own point goals. When students reach each level of points, they will receive these awards:
First level – silver “Accelerated Reader” pencil
Second level – gold “Super Reader” pencil
Third level – special pencil AND assembly (students that have not reached this level will not be allowed to attend the assembly)
1st Grade: 2nd/3rd Grade: 4th Grade: 5th/6th Grade
First level: 2 pts. 5 pts. 15 pts. 20 pts.
Second level: 4 pts. 10 pts. 30 pts. 40 pts.
Third level: 6 pts. 15 pts. 45 pts. 60 pts.