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Accelerated Reader (AR)

Students at St. Francis of Assisi School have the opportunity to use Accelerated Reader (AR) from Kindergarten through Eighth grade.  AR goals and expectations are set according to the grade and developmental level as well as the reading level of students.  We believe that AR supports student learning in the following ways:
  • Fosters love of reading
  • Builds reading and learning skills, including fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, goal setting and responsibility
  • Provides exposure to fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Support curriculum objectives
  • Differentiates reading for students at all levels
  • Tracking progress as levels increase
 
Faculty established school goals and outcomes for use of Accelerated Reader at St. Francis of Assisi.  They are:
  • Build reading and responsibility skill set
  • Foster love of reading
  • Exposure to fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Support curriculum objectives
  • Check for comprehension, vocabulary, and language arts skill set
  • Balance expectations with homework expectations and reading level
  • Consistency of expectation by grade level
  • Differentiates reading for students at all levels
  • Tracking progress as levels increase
  • Improve student motivation toward reading goals
  • Longitudinal records of growth
 

 

AR MATRIX

 

Grade

1st Trimester

2nd Trimester

3rd Trimester

K

No requirements

No requirements

No requirements

1

No requirements

No requirements

No requirements

2

5

5

7

3

Customized for each student based on 20 minutes of reading/night & ZPD

Customized for each student based on 20 minutes of reading/night & ZPD

Customized for each student based on 20 minutes of reading/night & ZPD

4

15

15

15

5

Customized for each student based on STAR Reading score & ZPD

Customized for each student based on STAR Reading score & ZPD

Customized for each student based on STAR Reading score & ZPD

6

20

20

20

7

20

20

20

8

1 book report per trimester

1 book report per trimester

1 book report per trimester