Accelerated Reader news

 Literacy  Comments Off on Accelerated Reader news
Dec 182013

Have you logged on to the Home Connect website yet?
Did you know you can log on to a website called Home Connect to see your child’s reading results and progress? It’s very simple to do…

Click on the link above and simply enter your child’s username and password (all children should know this) and you will be able to:
■review results on AR quizzes taken in school
■view the number of books read, words read and quizzes passed
■see a virtual bookshelf showing the books your child has read

You will also see a link to ‘E-Mail Setup’ at the top of the page that gives you the chance to sign up to receive an e-mail every time your child takes a quiz to share the results with you instantly!

Is there a book at home that you’d like to check to see if it’s on AR?

Go to the link below and type in the title of your book, e.g. ‘Matilda’ and search. If it is there you will see the front cover of the book and information beside it.

Once your child has read the book, make sure they remember to take the quiz in school! With a couple of weeks over Christmas, there’s sure to be plenty of time to catch up with some reading!

Accelerated Reader

 ICT, Literacy, Term 2  Comments Off on Accelerated Reader
Oct 232013

Doing an Accelerated Reader quiz on the class PC.

As you all know, we use a reading program called “Accelerated Reader” in school.
When we read a book, either in class in our reading group, or at home in our own time, we can then take a quiz on the computer to test our understanding.
Almost all the books we read are already on the program’s database, so as we take more quizzes, the program keeps records of all our scores. It also notes the number of words we have read each year- and we get special certificates once we have read more than 1 million words! Accelerated Reading is fun!
In addition, parents can keep track of their own child’s progress via the homelink of Accelerated Reader. It’s even possible to set up an email alert, so that each time your child takes a quiz, you receive an alert at home to let you see the quiz they have done, along with their score.