Accelerated Reader/ Read to Succeed

Accelerated Reader/  Read to Succeed

Your child will be participating in two reading programs this year:  Accelerated Reader and Read to Succeed. 

Accelerated Reader is a program that will have every student yearning to read books.  It will have them eagerly practicing their reading at a high level of comprehension and proudly displaying their reading achievements and doing better in all subjects.  Here at West Elementary, AR will be set up based on a point system as well as a "Club".  As students read books and pass tests, they will earn points and advance through the different levels of Clubs.  The point and Club system for 1st grade are as follows:

ClubNumber of PointsPrize
1st Club3 button with sticker
2nd Club8 sticker
3rd Club15 sticker
*4th Club25Mugs ‘N Movies/ sticker
5th Club35 sticker
*6th Club45½ day at Beach Bash/ sticker
*7th Club60All day at Beach Bash with pizza/ sticker
*Bonus Club160+Pella Surprise

Read to Succeed is a reading program designed to help build your child's fluency and comprehension.  Fluency is the ability to read accurately and with expression.  Comprehension is the ability to understand what you have read.  Your child will be expected to read for a minimum of 15 minutes each night.  Both of these programs are being intertwined to allow students to be the most successful.  Follow the steps below to ensure success:

Step 1:  Sit with two to five books in a quiet area.

Step 2:  Read consecutively for fifteen minutes.  NO INTERRUPTIONS!

Step 3:  Choose ONE book and discuss it thoroughly (i.e. characters, setting, sequence of events, etc.).

Step 4:  The next day your child should take an AR test on the computer in the classroom if s/he comprehended the book read.