• Accelerated Reader
    If you would like to Access 
    Accelerated Readers page, please click on the icon below.

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    AR Book Finder
    Need help finding books 
    at your AR level?  Click on AR Book Finder to get started.
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    What is AR?
    Students at Kamala participate in a school-wide reading program called Accelerated Reader (AR).  AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor each child's independent reading practice. Students read books (from the library, myON,   Storia, etc.) at their own individual reading levels and take comprehension quizzes to check their understanding on their iPad.  The quiz results give the students and teachers the feedback they need in order to set reading goals and direct ongoing reading practice; the school-wide goal for these comprehension quizzes is 80%. 

    AR differentiates by reading levels using the ZPD (zone of proximal development) - the range of books that will challenge a child without causing frustration.  After students' reading levels are determined, Kamala students can choose their own reading material (from the library, e-books, etc.).  To assist with this process, students can visit www.arbookfind.com, which will show students interesting books within their reading range.  As a result of being able to choose books that are interesting to them, students become more motivated to read and have more fun doing so.    

    Parents can support student use of AR by: 

    • Read with/ to your child.
    • Encourage your student to read at least 20 minutes a day. 
    • Ask your child questions about what he or she is reading.
    • Visit the school or public library.
  • Home Connect
    Parents and students click 
    on the icon below to connect to Accelerated Reader Home Connect, where you can keep track of AR progress.
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    Kamala Library
    Most of the books in our school library 
    are labeled for AR. Ask your teacher or school librarian for help. Click on the Icon to accessthe library's catalog.

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