A.R. Book Finder

A.R. TOP TEN LIST

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see Parent Guides and the A.R. (Accelerated Reader) Program for each teacher's classroom. 

CONGRATULATIONS!!

The following students have earned Accelerated Reader points by reading books, then taking and passing tests on the computer.  As a reference, Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is worth three A.R. points, while Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is worth 71 A.R. points. Each quarter, the top ten students have earned the most points out of all the students in the school.

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Congratulations to seventh grader, Arianna Walker, who obliterated the reading record in 2014-2015 with an astounding 1012.9 total A.R. points.

She was presented the Top Shelf Reading Award! 

The previous title-holder of the most points read in one school year was Jazmin Fleener in 2013-2014 with 867.4 points.  The very first Top Shelf Reading Award recipient was Christopher Arnold in 2011-2012 with 819.8 points.  Before Arnold's accomplishment, the highest number of points earned at Central City in one year was 390.8 in 2008-2009.   


Resources for Success!

Click on the attachments below.

The Parent's Guide to Accelerated Reader - provides a complete reference to Accelerated Reader and explains how to help your students become stronger readers.

The Parent's Guide to AR BookFinder - for those parents who want to help their children choose books, or want to help their children learn how to choose the right books for themselves.  BookFinder provides parents with the opportunity to search for titles at the appropriate levels. 

The Parent's Guide to Renaissance Home Connect - parents can log onto Renaissance Home Connect to get instant updates on their student's reading progress.

 



Second Quarter (2016-2017) :

1.  Zackary Dagley -  8th Grade  -  261.4  Points  

2.  Sarah Clark -  8th Grade  -  206.1 Points

3.  Beth Kendall  -  7th Grade  -  114.0 Points  

4.  Quinn McKinzie -  8th Grade  -  112.7 Points

5.  Brendan Franklin   -  8th Grade  -  109.2 Points

6.  Hannah Kennedy   -  7th Grade  -  108.6 Points

7.  Orian Switzler-Swenson  -  7th Grade  -  73.6 Points  

8.  Makensie Pearson  -  6th Grade  -  72.9 Points  

9.  Cayden Lusch  -  6th Grade  -  66.6 Points

10.  Kaylen Dale  -  8th Grade  -  65.9 Points


First Quarter (2016-2017) :

1.  Zackary Dagley -  8th Grade  -  232.0 Points  

2.  Sarah Clark -  8th Grade  -  126.9 Points

3.  Hannah Kennedy  -  7th Grade  -  76.9 Points

4.  Quinn McKinzie  -  8th Grade  -  73.8 Points 

5.  Kaylen Dale  -  8th Grade  -  68.5 Points

6.  Makensie Pearson -  6th Grade  -  62.0 Points  

7. Beth Kendall -  7th Grade  -  46.5 Points

8.  Lacey Mays -  8th Grade  -  35.7 Points

9.  Kyle Rollinson -  8th Grade  -  35.0 Points 

10.  Kingston Fletcher -  3rd Grade  -  30.4 Points  


TOP READERS IN THE ENTIRE SCHOOL FOR 2015-2016:

1. Arielle Savin -  7th Grade  -  613.4 Points

2.  Arianna Walker  -  8th Grade  -  495.0 Points

3.  Amber McClain  -  8th Grade  -  493.0 Points

4.  Luis Flores -  7th Grade  -  366.6 Points

5.  Hannah Kennedy -  6th Grade  -  335.1 Points

6.  Brendan Joy  -  5th Grade  -  261.5 Points

7.  Ian Justice -  5th Grade  -  199.3 Points

8.  Tessa Eldridge -  8th Grade  -  189.0 Points

9.  Beth Kendall -  6th Grade  -  176.8 Points

10.  Makensie Pearson  -  5th Grade  -  173.4 Points 


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TOP GRADE-LEVEL READERS FOR 2015-2016:

Kindergarten  -  McKenna VanDeveer -  36.1 Points

First Grade  -  Elcie Cullip  -  87.2 Points

Second Grade  -  Tyler Holzhauer  -  70.7 Points

Third Grade  -  Jayden Cushman  -  70.1 Points

Fourth Grade  -  Melody Finley  -  94.3 Points

Fifth Grade  -  Brendan Joy  -  261.5 Points 

Sixth Grade  -  Hannah Kennedy -  335.1 Points

Seventh Grade  -  Arielle Savin  -  613.4 Points

Eighth Grade  -  Arianna Walker  -  495.0 Points  

Miss Speiser's Class  -  Levi Seals  -  15.4 Points

Mrs. Ward's Class  -  Braydin McDonal  -  45.8 Points


Accelerated Reader Requirements for each teacher

Kindergarten Mrs. Beasley Mrs. Lankford  Ms. TaylorNo A.R. Points are required.  Students may read A.R. books and take the tests in order to earn points for the A.R. Store.

K-4 Cross-Cat. Ms. Speiser

This year, for AR, my class will be using it as part of their reading comprehension grade. We read the story 3 days in our class and ask questions. After reading the story for 3 days, they will take an AR test individually and their score will be recorded in the grade book. I will start with a goal of 3 points and then move it up as the year continues.

   1st Grade   Mrs. Bozett Mrs. Schaubert

1st Grade is required to read 5 Books in September and 10 Books during the rest of the months.  IEP students only need to read 5 Books per month.   All students are encouraged to read as many Books as they can.  We do not take grades on AR or AR Tests.  We use AR as an incentive program where students can earn AR Points to use at the AR Store.  Our focus is on both reading fluency and reading comprehension.  Students will frequently be given the opportunity to retake an AR test if they have failded the 1st time.  Students are asked to retake failed tests because we want them to comprehend what they have read.  Having them retake a failed test and passing it gives them a chance to show us that they now understand the story.
 2nd Grade   Mrs. CappsNo A.R. Points are required.  Students may read A.R. books and take the tests in order to earn points for the A.R. Store.  I do use the AR Tests for the stories that are in the student's Reading Book and I use these scores as part of their Reading Grade.

   3rd Grade   Mrs.Johnannes  Ms. Crouse

There are no required AR Points in 3rd Grade - but our reading stories are for both Grades and for AR.  The AR points are counted as part of the student's Reading Grade. Books that students pick-out and read during AR time/free time are for their benefit and they count for points at the AR store.  We would like to see the kids read a book a week if possible.  We understand that Chapter books may take longer.

4th  Grade  Mrs.Schulte

8 pts. are required for the 1st. qt., 10pts. for the 2nd and 3rd qts. and 8 pts. for the 4th qt.  Books do not have to be 4th grade level. The students should be reading books based on their STAR test generated level. Each student has their Reading Range written in their planner. As we take the STAR Reading test throughout the year (Benchmarks), their Reading Range SHOULD increase. The student will get the "new" Reading Range written in their planner. I encourage students to read in the middle of their Reading Range so that they are challenging themselves to increase their range and to not always stay on the low end of the range and not start at the high end either.  I take each student's total points at the end of the quarter and  assign it a letter grade which will in turn be calculated as a number and then doubled like a Test score given in other subjects. That "test score" will be added in with the rest of their Reading grades for the quarter. So, based on the above ( AR Points then count as ONE test grade) per quarter.
   5th Grade    Mrs. StarrI require 10 pts. per quarter.  The 10 pts. are a combination of independent reading, teacher read aloud and classroom group reading.  The 10 pts. are worth a double test grade each quarter.
   Jr. High     Mr. MartinI require 10 A.R. points each quarter.  The 10 pts. are equivalent to 1 test grade per quarter.
    Jr. High       Mr. SloatI do not require A.R. points for my classroom.  However, I do encourage my students to participate in the program.  I do encourage students to read Historical and Scientific literature that may interest them.  Their AR points are tracked through their Reading Teachers.
Jr. High Mrs. Martin For AR....6th, 7th, and 8th grades...I require 10 points for the first quarter and 15 for the rest of the quarters.  I count AR as a 100 point test grade for each quarter.  
       Jr. High        Ms. JohnsonI require 15 pts per quarter.  These points cannot be from stories in our reading book.  7.5 points are due at mid-term, all 15 by the end of the quarter.  I have 6th graders only.
5-8 Cross Cat. Mrs. WardIn my class, AR is extra reading. It does not factor into the student's reading grade. The students and I decide at what point they get incentives.