Ten Great Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension

Help! My Child Keeps Failing AR Tests!

Here are tips for parents and teachers to help kids do better on Accelerated Reader Tests and general reading comprehension.

Some great tips and resources for parents (or to send home to parents) on helping kids to pass those Accelerated Reader Tests (or any other online reading program like A-Z Kids). Free resources and printables from Heidi Songs

Help! My Child Keeps Failing AR Tests!

My child keeps failing AR tests! Includes a PDF of the suggestions to share with parents.

Accelerated Reader Student Tracking Sheet

Accelerated Reader Student Tracking Sheet

The page is designed for the students to keep track of each time they take an AR test. Students color in a square every time they pass an AR test and watch their progress grow.

AR Monster...when they get a 100 on AR test, "feed" the AR Monster with their name on a slip of paper. At end of week draw a name for prize box.

when they get a 100 on AR test, "feed" the AR Monster with their name on a slip of paper. At end of week draw a name for prize box. Could do this for reading counts

AR - Accelerated Reader Level and Goal Bookmarks Our librarian was the inspiration for these bookmarks.  She noticed that students forgot their levels and goals while at the library choosing new books.  These handy bookmarks travel easily to the library or computer lab.

Accelerated Reader Level and Goal Bookmarks for the Year

AR - Accelerated Reader Level and Goal Bookmarks Our librarian was the inspiration for these bookmarks. She noticed that students forgot their levels and goals while at the library choosing new books. These handy bookmarks travel easily to the library o

Roll & Retell:  Fun way to discuss a story.  Link goes to PDF printable on Google Drive.  Thanks Fun-in-First blog!

With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. Using the dice to decide the open ended question will keep the students interested and thinking about the literature elements.

Accelerated Reader Punch Cards and Log In Cards(monster theme log in cards not included, available in my store)~ Give a punch on the card for every 100% on an AR Test.~Great MOTIVATORS for students. Earn a treasure for every ten punches filled on the card.

Accelerated Reader Punch Cards & Log In Card Bundle

Accelerated Reader Punch Cards and Log In Cards (monster theme log in cards not included, available in my store) ~ Give a punch on the card for every on an AR Test. ~Great MOTIVATORS for students. Earn a treasure for every ten punches filled on the card.

I have spent the last semester of school trying to juggle all of this Accelerated Reader testing that my kids are doing! I will say that it is not ...

Owl Themed AR Test Management I'm printing these off ASAP! AR can be so frustrating to keep up with, this is a great idea!

Thats So Second Grade AR!!!! Will have to adapt something like this next year!! Could be good for taking Journeys assessments...when they are ready they can test.

Thats So Second Grade AR! Will have to adapt something like this next year! Could be good for taking Journeys assessments& they are ready they can test.

Reading Incentive: We're Reading to Build a Snowman Bulletin Board @Jayme Blackstone

Reading Incentive: We're Reading to Build a Snowman Bulletin Board. As students read books, they add a slip of paper to the snowman. When all the pink paper gets covered, class earns a treat. Could adapt this for returning books on time?

AR Test Sign Up...I love the idea of giving students the responsibility to tell me when they are ready for a test an AR Test.

We have Reader's Workshop for thirty minutes daily. The kids love reading books that THEY choose. I work hard to match kids up w.

AR Chart - has worked well for years. Student moves clip down to take a test!

AR Chart - has worked well for years. Student moves clip down to take a test! Could change AR to RC for reading counts tests!

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