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    • Accelerated ReaderAccelerated Reader TrainingTraining August 2013August 2013
    • How AR Works • Student selects and reads a book • Student takes AR Reading Practice Quiz • Computer adds quiz results to database; student gives report to teacher • Students accumulate points • Students MUST have Internet permission to use AR
    • Login - Teachers • Go to https://hosted82.renlearn.com/ • Login as Teacher/Administrator • Login using your first and last name ex. denisesumida • Password sharks1 • er reports available
    • Key AR Reports for Teachers • TOPS - Three Opportunites to Praise the Student – Should be printed out after each quiz taken – Keep in folder? • Diagnostic Report – Run weekly (recommended) • Tons of other reports available
    • ZPD from STAR test • Zone of Proximal Development • Scores above 85% on quizzes means reading in right “ZONE” • ZPD is a wide range, start at low end • Use the Goal Setting Chart to help determine the ZPD of students • Nonfiction books should be 0.5-1.0 below the ZPD • STAR test will be administered quarterly during computer appointments
    • Taking AR Quizzes • Should be done 1-2 days after child has finished the book • Library will be available for quiz taking from 8:00-9:00 M, T, Th, F • Students may also take quizzes on your classroom computers or NEO2s • Students should not take the quizzes at home
    • How do students take the quizzes? • Go to https://hosted82.renlearn.com/ • Login as Student • Login using student login Can use “Forgot Your User Name” option • Password “sharks” • Under Accelerated Reader – Start Working • Type in quiz number OR title of book • Choose “Read to”, “Read with” or “Read Independently” • TOPS report printed automatically to default printer
    • NEO2 Wireless Machines • Each classroom in grades 2-6 has NEO2s • Students can take AR quizzes at their desks, no wires • Make sure receiver is plugged in with green light (computer turned on, not sleeping, wait 3 min once plugged in) • Turn on - Press “applets” - Scroll to Accelerated Reader - Choose server - Login and password - Must have quiz number and login • Automatically prints TOPS report to default printer * *Also has word processing processing capabilities
    • Clearing Lockouts • Student accounts are locked out if they login incorrectly 3 times • Under Renaissance Place tab, click on Personnel, Students, and Parents • Click on Clear Locked Students • Click on blue “clear” next to student’s name Or you can email Denise
    • Problems you may encounter • In the beginning, most problems occur because book is too high in ZPD range and/or too long • Student may need instruction and guidance on book selection • Graphic organizers for students when reading?
    • AR Goal Setting • Point Goals • Book-Level Goals • PHES Incentives
    • New Students • Linda will add new students to your class • Denise will prepare introductory AR packet for each student
    • So what do I do next? • Students should choose books at the lower end of the ZPD – ex. ZPD range 1.9-2.8 – Student choose books in 1.9-2.2 range • When they pass 3 quizzes with 85% or better then move them up the ZPD – Try the 2.3-2.6 range • If they fail 3 quizzes in a row, move them down – 1.6-1.8 range
    • Schoolwide AR Incentives • Based on Points • For example – Clifford the Big Red Dog is 0.5 pts – Magic Treehouse is 1.0 pts – Double Fudge is 5.0 pts • PHES Program – Various School Supplies 5 pts - 38860 words 1 pt - 5,245 words .5 pts - 250 words
    • PHES Program Gr 2-4 • 1 Pencil – 2 Clifford Books or – 1 Magic Treehouse • 1 Bookmark – 20 Clifford Books or – 10 Magic Treehouse books • Recognition in Parent Newsletter – 30 Clifford Books or – 15 Magic Treehouse books
    • PHES Program Gr 5-6 (amounts are doubled) • 1 Pencil – 4 Amber Brown Books or – 2 Sign of Beaver • 1 Bookmark – 8 Amber Brown books or – 4 Sign of Beaver books • Recognition in Parent Newsletter – 12 Amber Brown books – 6 Sign of Beaver
    • Future Session • Many more features of AR available • Advanced Topics with AR Trainer on September 19th – Goal Setting for Students – Using STAR reports
    • AR Student Folders • Student Reading Log • TOPS reports from quizzes • Student reading plan/goals