Stephanie Noyes
Accelerated Reader (A.R.)


Accelerated Reader Expectations for 3rd Grade

1) Students are encouraged to choose a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.

2) In most cases, students will have one night to read a fiction book and two nights to read a non-fiction book. The number of days for chapter books will be determined by teachers and is based according to length and difficulty of the books. 

3) Students are to read each book (except chapter books) three times each night.  Therefore, if students have a fiction book, they are to read the book at least three times before testing on it.  For students who have non-fiction books, they are to read the book at least six times before testing on it.  Every student will be expected to test on Monday (unless they have a long chapter book and it has been approved by the teacher).

4)  Students must obtain at least 5 scores of 100% and maintain a reasonable average (85% or higher) in order to move up a level.  Teachers will move students up by writing a note in the A.R. log and in their assignment books.

5) If students are at a 3.0 or higher A.R. level, they must also read and pass a chapter book test with a 70% or higher to be considered ready to move up a level.

6) If students have 4 scores of 100% in fiction/non-fiction books and 1 score of 70% in chapter book at level 3.0 and higher, they will still need to earn one more 100% in another book (fiction, non-fiction, chapter) to reach the total of 5 perfect scores.

7) Scores of 60% or lower will result in loss of recess to read a new A.R. book. 


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