Montgomery Middle’s Accelerated Reader program helps students improve their reading skills and build a life-long habit of reading. Students select and read an Accelerated Reader book, monitor reading progress, complete a reading log page, and then take a quiz to show they read the book with understanding. Passing scores earn the students points towards their reading goal. Each student has a semester reading goal that is part of the advisory and English grades. Students are provided with incentives and rewards to help motivate them to read.
AR Links for Parents and Students:
If you check out a book from MoM's library, it will be labeled with AR book level and points. But what if you want to choose a book outside of our library? Our school now has access to over 116,000 AR quizzes. If you like to buy your own books or check out books from the public library and you want to know if an AR quiz is available, you can check the AR Book Finder. If you type in a title and get the message “No results found” that means there is no quiz available for your book. Available quizzes will list AR points and level.
Parents, click on the links below for more information on how you can support your child's AR progress:
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I lose my ID card?
Each student receives an ID card which needs to be brought to school everyday. If lost, you can get one free replacement at the library. The ID also serves as the library card, and should be presented for all library transactions, after school extra-curricular activities and events. A replacement fee of $2 is charged for any lost ID card that is needed for an extra-curricular activity.
No, this is considered cheating and there are consequences for cheaters!!
Can I take an AR quiz on a book for which I saw the movie?
AR quizzes are written for the book versions which are always different and therefore you will fail the quiz. If you fail a quiz you will not be allowed to retake it even if you do eventually read the book.
What is my AR point goal and/or my reading zone (ZPD)?
These are based on the results of you Star reading test. See your English teacher or Mrs. Alvarez for your individualized point goal and ZPD.
Tips for AR success
-Write small summaries at the end of each chapter on a post-it note or in notability.
-Check out a shorter/lower level book.
-Review the plot with a friend.
-Look back through the book the day before you test.
-Use sentence starters to help you fill out the log book.
-Reach each book in two weeks or less so you don't forget what happens!
-Use post-it notes to set daily reading goals (you have to reach the post-it note by the end of the day).
-Read 20 pages each day!
-Find what you like to read, then it won't seem like a chore...see me for book recommendations!!!
Grade Day: Students who have an A in AR on any progress report/report card day will receive a treat at the ASB during lunch (1st Progress Report, 30% required, 2nd 60% required, and 90% for the final report card.
AR Store (at end of Semesters 1 and 2): Students who reach their goal by the cut-off date, can use their points to buy items at the AR Store (e.g. MOM spirit items, holiday themed prizes, candy, school supplies). Items will range in “cost” 5-75 points.
AR Stars: Students nominated by their English teacher will be announced on KMMI each week, and have delivered to them a reading certificate, In-N-Out certificate, “Star Reader” Pencil, and candy. May be for top students, most improved, or Saturday School AR accomplishments.
AR Student of the Week: One student each week will be nominated by their advisory teacher to visit the library during advisory for "Maker Space Thursdays". Activities to select from include: snap circuit boards, mini bots, button making, origami, K’Nex building, and various arts and crafts as well as board games.
AR Hall of Fame: Students who earn 300+ points in a school year receive an AR Star t-shirt and certificate, and their picture stays on our library window FOREVER...
Other incentives offered throughout the year for participation in activities for: Banned Books Week, Teen Read Week, CA Young Reader Nominated Books, Read Across America, etc.