AR Reading. No, that isn't reading for Arkansans. AR Reading is accelerated reading and is a term used in the public school system to evaluate the reading levels of children in elementary and middle school. Because AR Reading was not in use when I attended public school, and because very little information was provided when my children attended public school, I used Google...
According to the online genius: "The Accelerated Reader program is a computerized program that tests reading comprehension. Students select books on their reading level, read independently, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level."
Well, isn't that special?!
Enter the greatest online reading comprehension program ever! And it's... wait for it... FREE!
Readtheory.org is a fabulous site full of seemingly endless reading passages and assessments for children and adults. You register for free, and you can access thousands upon thousands of reading passages and assessments that allow you to evaluate your reading level. What's better than FREE? Well, let me tell you!
Readtheory.org is a computerized webpage that allows your child to begin reading at the lowest level, or they can choose to read by grade level. Based on their performance, the passages will either increase or decrease in difficulty. Should they score low, the next passage will drop down a level. Should they do well, the next passage will increase a level.
The site also has reports to show you, the parent and teacher, exactly what level they are reading on and in three target areas of where they are having trouble based on ELA Common Core Standards: Integration of Knowledge, Key Ideas & Details, and Craft & Structure. The reports also show you where they are in progression for grade level and lexile level. You can see daily work on the quiz records, and you can view what they read and the questions should you want to review or incorporate them into your own daily lesson plans.
I cannot say enough about this wonderful asset to our homeschool! Visit www.readtheory.org today and start tracking your child's reading level!
Until next time,