Accelerated Reader
    Accelerated Reader is a program that allows students to read books at their "just right" level.  After reading an AR book, students can go online and take a quiz about their book.  It is a way to promote a love of reading, while also helping to track comprehension and encouraging reading on-level books.
    Renaissance Home Connect:  This is a great way to be involved in your child's learning and to encourage them to meet their reading goals!  If you would like to see what your child is reading independently at school, how they are doing on AR quizzes, and how close they are to achieving their goals, you can log in to the Renaissance Home Connect page with your child's username and password from school.  Please feel free to email me with any questions.  
    Please click on this link to go to the AR Home Connect page:  http://hosted323.renlearn.com/9689/homeconnect/ 
    AR BookFinder:  It is important that students are reading books at the right level at home.  To see a list of books that are great for your child to be reading at home, please go to ARbookfind.com and click on the "Advanced Search" tab.  Next, enter in their ATOS range and interest level (Middle Grades 4 - 8).  You can also use this site to check whether a book they are interested in reading is at the appropriate level for them!  
    Please click on this link to go to the AR BookFinder page: http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx