Success StoriesMonday, March 28, 2011
I have finally got my class reading! We have the Accelerate Reader program at our school. Students read books and take a test on the computer to earn points. The harder the book, the more points it is worth. The books my students are able to read are worth half a point. I have 13 students in my class and half are 'non-readers." My class has earned 935 AR points as of today. That means my students have read or listened to over 1800 books!! My students read so much I actually have to fuss at them for reading while I'm teaching. I have had to threaten to turn off the computers so they cannot test for an entire day if they don't stop reading long enough for me to teach a whole lesson. The students who can read, have made more progress in fluency and comprehension this year than they ever had! I hope this is a "problem" I continue to have! I love that my kids are reading!