Wednesday, April 25, 2012


  My school is adopting AR next year in order to encourage students to read.  We will continue to do Reading Street next year as well.  I know that I want to add the color coded stickers to all the books in my library center so the students can easily find books on their level.  I was wondering if anyone had any tips for using AR in the classroom or could recommend any websites or other blogs about it.  Thanks!


  1. I LOVE AR! Really love it. I put a strict reading level on my kids reading and we sit goals.. first quarter 8 books second quarter ten books etc.. We are up to 14 books now! My kids can only read books in their "range" until their goal is met! Kids that meet their goals get a movie party each quarter..if you dont get your goal...then you sit in the work room and do busy work! My kids have made super improvements this year. I highly suggest you limit what they read or else kids will waste their time taking tests that they will never pass because books are too hard!! Feel free to contact me if you need any help! Good luck!

  2. I just found your blog! SUPER CAAUUUTE!!!

  3. We use AR. It's not perfect,but it does have its advantages. I like the screener (STAR test) which helps to pinpoint strugglers right off the bat and show growth (I had a lot of kids improve more than one grade level this year) I also like that it gives kids and their parents a realistic idea of what books are good fits.
    The only part I don't like is that the tests focus on small details instead of the big ideas and overriding concepts in a book.