Accelerated Reader Training Aug 2010
How AR Works <ul><li>Student selects and reads a book </li></ul><ul><li>Student takes AR Reading Practice Quiz </li></ul><...
Login - Teachers <ul><li>Go to https://hosted82.renlearn.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Login as Teacher/Administrator </li></ul><...
Key AR Reports for Teachers <ul><li>TOPS - Three Opportunites to Praise the Student </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should be printe...
ZPD from STAR test <ul><li>Zone of Proximal Development </li></ul><ul><li>Scores above 85% on quizzes means reading in rig...
Taking AR Quizzes <ul><li>Should be done 1-2 days after child has finished the book </li></ul><ul><li>Library will be avai...
How do students take the quizzes? <ul><li>Go to  https://hosted82.renlearn.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Login as Student </li></...
Clearing Lockouts <ul><li>Student accounts are locked out if they login incorrectly 3 times </li></ul><ul><li>Under Renais...
Problems you may encounter <ul><li>In the beginning, most problems occur because book is too high in ZPD range and/or too ...
AR Goal Setting <ul><li>Point Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Book-Level Goals </li></ul><ul><li>PHES Incentives </li></ul>
AR Student Folders <ul><li>Student Reading Log </li></ul><ul><li>TOPS reports from quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Student readi...
New Students <ul><li>Linda will add new students to your class </li></ul><ul><li>Denise will prepare introductory AR packe...
So what do I do next? <ul><li>Students should choose books at the lower end of the ZPD  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. ZPD rang...
Schoolwide AR Incentives <ul><li>Based on Points </li></ul><ul><li>For example </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clifford the Big Red ...
PHES Program Gr 2-4 <ul><li>1 Pencil  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Clifford Books or  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Magic Treeh...
PHES Program Gr 5-6  (amounts are doubled) <ul><li>1 Pencil  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Amber Brown Books or </li></ul></ul><...
Future Session <ul><li>Many more features of AR available </li></ul><ul><li>Use of NEO2s  </li></ul><ul><li>Working with v...
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Accelerated Reader Teacher Training

  1. 1. Accelerated Reader Training Aug 2010
  2. 2. How AR Works <ul><li>Student selects and reads a book </li></ul><ul><li>Student takes AR Reading Practice Quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Computer adds quiz results to database; student gives report to teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Students accumulate points </li></ul><ul><li>Students MUST have Internet permission to use AR </li></ul>
  3. 3. Login - Teachers <ul><li>Go to https://hosted82.renlearn.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Login as Teacher/Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Login using your first and last name </li></ul><ul><li>ex. denisesumida </li></ul><ul><li>Password sharks1 </li></ul><ul><li>er reports available </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key AR Reports for Teachers <ul><li>TOPS - Three Opportunites to Praise the Student </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Should be printed out after each quiz taken </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep in folder? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic Report </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Run weekly (recommended) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tons of other reports available </li></ul>
  5. 5. ZPD from STAR test <ul><li>Zone of Proximal Development </li></ul><ul><li>Scores above 85% on quizzes means reading in right “ZONE” </li></ul><ul><li>ZPD is a wide range, start at low end </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Goal Setting Chart to help determine the ZPD of students </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction books should be 0.5-1.0 below the ZPD </li></ul><ul><li>STAR test will be administered quarterly during computer appointments </li></ul>
  6. 6. Taking AR Quizzes <ul><li>Should be done 1-2 days after child has finished the book </li></ul><ul><li>Library will be available for quiz taking from 8:15-9:00 </li></ul><ul><li>Students may also take quizzes on your classroom computers or NEO2s </li></ul><ul><li>Students should not take the quizzes at home </li></ul>
  7. 7. How do students take the quizzes? <ul><li>Go to https://hosted82.renlearn.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Login as Student </li></ul><ul><li>Login using student login </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can use “Find User Name” option </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Password “sharks” </li></ul><ul><li>Click Take a Quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Click Reading Practice Quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Type in quiz number or title of book </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Read to”, “Read with” or “Read Independently” </li></ul><ul><li>TOPS report printed automatically to default printer </li></ul>
  8. 8. Clearing Lockouts <ul><li>Student accounts are locked out if they login incorrectly 3 times </li></ul><ul><li>Under Renaissance Place tab, click on Personnel, Students, and Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Clear Locked Students </li></ul><ul><li>Click on blue “clear” next to student’s name </li></ul>Or you can email Denise
  9. 9. Problems you may encounter <ul><li>In the beginning, most problems occur because book is too high in ZPD range and/or too long </li></ul><ul><li>Student may need instruction and guidance on book selection </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic organizers for students when reading? </li></ul>
  10. 10. AR Goal Setting <ul><li>Point Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Book-Level Goals </li></ul><ul><li>PHES Incentives </li></ul>
  11. 11. AR Student Folders <ul><li>Student Reading Log </li></ul><ul><li>TOPS reports from quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Student reading plan/goals </li></ul>
  12. 12. New Students <ul><li>Linda will add new students to your class </li></ul><ul><li>Denise will prepare introductory AR packet for each student </li></ul>
  13. 13. So what do I do next? <ul><li>Students should choose books at the lower end of the ZPD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ex. ZPD range 1.9-2.8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student choose books in 1.9-2.2 range </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When they pass 3 quizzes with 85% or better then move them up the ZPD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Try the 2.3-2.6 range </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If they fail 3 quizzes in a row, move them down </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.6-1.8 range </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Schoolwide AR Incentives <ul><li>Based on Points </li></ul><ul><li>For example </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clifford the Big Red Dog is 0.5 pts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magic Treehouse is 1.0 pts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double Fudge is 5.0 pts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PHES Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No AR tickets for ice pops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only school supplies </li></ul></ul></ul>5 pts - 38860 words 1 pt - 5,245 words .5 pts - 250 words
  15. 15. PHES Program Gr 2-4 <ul><li>1 Pencil </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Clifford Books or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Magic Treehouse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 Bookmark </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20 Clifford Books or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Magic Treehouse books </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 PHES folder and recognition in Parent Newsletter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 Clifford Books or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 Magic Treehouse books </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. PHES Program Gr 5-6 (amounts are doubled) <ul><li>1 Pencil </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Amber Brown Books or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Sign of Beaver </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 Bookmark </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 Amber Brown books or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Sign of Beaver books </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PHES folder and recognition in Parent Newsletter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 Amber Brown books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Sign of Beaver </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Future Session <ul><li>Many more features of AR available </li></ul><ul><li>Use of NEO2s </li></ul><ul><li>Working with volunteers to label classroom libraries </li></ul>

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