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We are Hoppy about Reading!

Students at Port Barre Elementary are very involved in the Accelerated Reader Program. Read below to find out how this program is beneficial to teachers, parents and students.
What is it?  Accelerated Reader is a program which Port Barre Elementary uses to enrich our reading program. To motivate our students to read, they are rewarded for reading books and then taking a computerized test on what they have read.  Each book test passed is worth a certain number of points, based on length and reading level. 
 
Why should my child participate?  Your child will benefit from Accelerated Reader in many ways.  First and foremost,  reading comprehension scores have been proven to improve with AR.  Secondly, it has also been shown that the more a child reads, the more his/her reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills improve.  Last, but not least, students are rewarded with incentives for certain numbers of points and are treated to a very special program at the end of the year.
 
Who is it for?   Accelerated Reader is designed for use by all students, regardless of reading ability.  There are thousands of AR tests available, at all levels.
 
How do we find out what books have AR tests and what points they are worth? 
Check the link below to find the AR books we have in our school library. You may find some of these books in your own collection or at another library. Your child may read these at home and bring them to school to take a test.