Groveland Elementary School participates in the Accelerated Reader (AR) reading program.
Many of the fiction and nonfiction books in our library have an accompanying AR test that will be read by students in order to help them reach their reading goals.
To find out if a particular book has an AR test, simply click the link, AR Book Finder, or type www.arbookfind.com into your computer browser. Use the link to check the titles in your home collection, as well. You just might have AR books at home!!
AR Book Find ! Spot the DOT!
Colored stickers indicate AR books in our media center. Each colored dots represents a particular reading level so that our readers can read independently and with success. Students reading 'on level' is not enforced, but is encouraged to help students read and comprehend with success. Our goal is to ensure that students love reading and that books on their topics of interest are available to them.
Identification stickers are placed inside the front cover of each AR book. Stickers display the test number, reading level, and available points.
Groveland's Color Guide Indicator Chart for AR Book Levels:
To discover if a book title has an Accelerated Reader quiz to go along with it, click on the following link, http://www.arbookfind.com.
ARBookFind is a terrific tool to find AR quiz information.
Student reading levels are determined by their teacher and/or the computerized STAR Reading Test scores. The STAR Reading test is designed to identify the independent and instructional levels for your child so that s/he can read and achieve confidence and reading success.
If you or your child doesn't know their reading level, please contact your child's teacher or our media center.
The books for which we have AR tests are identified in two ways.
1. An "AR level" color coded sticker is located on the spine.
2. There is a sticker located on the inside front book cover. It shows the maximum number of points that can be earned when taking the AR test, the book title and level, and the quiz number.
If you visit the Marion Baysinger Memorial Libraryin Groveland, look at the books' spines: they also have indicated which books are Groveland Elementary AR books. Also note that AR tests CANNOT be taken at the library or your home, only at your child's school.
If you have any questions about our AR system, you can contact your child's teacher or Mrs. Shirley, our Media Specialist. We are happy to assist you in every way possible to guide your child to success in reading!
Remember to attend our Family Reading Nights on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Our library is open from 5:00-7:00 pm for this free event. Your child can read and take AR tests, participate in crafts and activities, and enjoy a special storytime bimonthly. Refreshments will be served as we celebrate reading. Hope to see you there!