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Mrs. Rachel Pedigo » AR INFORMATION


Dear First Grade Parents,

We will start ACCELERATED READER (AR) PROGRAM in October, 2019.
Students will be required to read and test on two books every week. We will visit the library twice a week. Ms. Cristina and myself will help and guide the students in checking out books. Students will check out the books, read the books at home, and complete the entries at home. (with parents’ assistance)
The A.R. Program helps develop fluency and comprehension. This is a great program for your child because it motivates children to read at home.
This is mandatory for all students and will be a part of the Reading grade on the next report card. The goal of this program is for your child to read every night to increase comprehension and enjoy reading.
A journal entry includes the following: **THIS MUST BE DONE AT HOME. I will be checking everyday if the AR entry is completed.
Quiz Number: (this number can be found on the books)
Score: (after students take the test their score will show)
Summary: (this includes five to seven complete sentences about the story)
Parents can select books from the AR list link provided on St. Josephs School web site
I am going to do the first book with my students, I will read the story, we will discuss the story, and I’ll help them fill out the entry for their first AR test.

Students will bring their AR Journal to school every day in order to take a test on the books they read at home.
****Without the AR Journal filled out completely and clearly students will not test****
**Students will need a medium size tote bag to put their library books. Students will not be allowed to check out books without their tote bag.
I will allow my students to borrow books from our classroom the first two weeks if necessary.
It is very important to return books before students check out new books. Students and parents can go to the library and exchange books before school if necessary (library is open every morning from 7:30 to 8:00 am). Please pick out easy and enjoyable books that your child can read and understand. If you have any questions, please let me know.
All of our library books are on the AR list. AR books need to be read at home.
Please help your child succeed in AR.

Thank you and God Bless,
Mrs. Pedigo