Lorraine Nagai - Accelerated Reading Program

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Ms. Nagai spoke at the July 19th meeting of the Rotary Club of Kapaa regarding the Accelerated Reading Program. The Rotary Club of Kapaa via its Youth and Community Services committees has chosen to adopt the 24 classrooms of Kindergarden through 2nd grade at Kapaa Elementary School. By raising $15,000 the Rotary Club will be providing 5 specially formatted Accelerated Reading books for each of the 500 students being serviced through this innovative reading instruvtion system

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Lorraine Nagai - Accelerated Reading Program

  1. 1. ACCELERATED READING Book Room
  2. 2. Prepare students for • success in school • success in the workplace • success in life Get out of NCLB Restructuring Increase Student Achievement
  3. 3. A system for providing  on-level books for students to read independently.  a balance of fiction and non- fiction titles to address the new Common Core State Standards  a system for assessing reading fluency and comprehension
  4. 4. Current Resources Are Inadequate readability too high for beginning readers low on non-fiction books not leveled books designed to teach reading collections limited in range of readability School Library Classroom Library
  5. 5. Importance of On-Level High Interest Books ZPDRange of Difficulty
  6. 6. Can easily do independently Much too difficult Possible with some help ZPD bored challenged frustrated The Zone of Proximal Development
  7. 7. $7.34
  8. 8. $6.25
  9. 9. $5.84
  10. 10. $6.26
  11. 11. $5.36 - $7.19
  12. 12. $7.19
  13. 13. 500 students in grades K-2 x 5 books per student 2,500 books in circulation x $6 average cost per book $15,000 minimum Current investment is about $15,000 personal library PTSA School Funds
  14. 14. FAQ Why so many books? choice range of interests range of reading levels Why K-2? appropriate books not currently available 3-5 can search for and read library books Why books & not passages or ebooks? availability passages are used for instruction
  15. 15. Computerized assessment determines child’s Zone of Proximal Development Child reads from The Accelerated Reading Book Room Collection Child’s Independent Reading Level is identified Child takes Online Comprehension Quiz PROCESS
  16. 16. Computerized assessment determines child’s Zone of Proximal Development Child reads from The Accelerated Reading Book Room Collection Child’s Independent Reading Level is identified Child takes Online Comprehension Quiz PROCESS
  17. 17. Computerized assessment determines child’s Zone of Proximal Development Child reads from The Accelerated Reading Book Room Collection Child’s Independent Reading Level is identified Child takes Online Comprehension Quiz PROCESS
  18. 18. Computerized assessment determines child’s Zone of Proximal Development Child reads from The Accelerated Reading Book Room Collection Child’s Independent Reading Level is identified Child takes Online Comprehension Quiz PROCESS
  19. 19. Mahalo for Caring!

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