I would like your support in encouraging your child to read at least 15 minutes every night. Each student will participate in the Accelerated Reader program. Each student will also have 15-20 minutes (SSR time) at school to read. Once a book is finished, they will be allowed to take a test over that book. Remember that some books are not on the AR program. Please check first to make sure they are. I have set up requirements for each grade level for the amount of points each month they must earn in order to be rewarded for their hard work.
5th graders-12 points each nine weeks (4 quarters in a year)
6th graders-16 points each nine weeks (4 quarters in a year)
AR points will be tracked on an AR tracker in my classroom. If students meet their points each nine weeks, they will receive a reward from me and a Pizza Hut pizza certificate for a mini pizza.
If a student reaches their goal at the end of the school year, they will be able to participate in a reward party in May.
Accelerated Reader will also be part of their reading grade each quarter, so it is important for each student to complete their AR points. For example if a 5th grader received 8/12 points for the first nine weeks, they will receive a 67% for their AR points in reading for the first nine weeks grade.