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Beginning August 29, 2016, Reading to Brag About will phase out Accelerated Reader, which is set to expire on October 31, 2016.  Accelerated Reader content (at bottom of this page) will remain on this page until the subscription expires.
 
The primary components of Reading to Brag About are:
 
  1. A minimum number of nightly at-home minutes that students read are entered onto their Reading to Brag About log.  Any other at-school reading can also be entered to provide credit toward brag tags.
  2. A wide array of brag tags that students can receive based on their personal reading interests, reading habits, and reading goals.
  3. A school-wide reading celebration that is attended at the end of each quarter by students who log at least 40 entries of At-Home reading that meet the minimum number of minutes for their grade level.  
    (K and 1st: 15 minutes/night --- 2nd and 3rd:  20 minutes/night --- 4th and 5th:  30 minutes/night. 
Reading to Brag About is designed to increase the number of positive interactions kids have with text and reading and to increase the amount of time students spend practicing reading.  Students are encouraged to use the Five Finger Rule to select the text (book, eBook, etc.) that they want to read.  All types of reading count:  read to, read with, and read independently. 
 
The logs explicitly state that minutes of reading cannot be banked from one day to the next.  Examples:
 
When students read and log less than the minimum number of minutes for their grade level, they cannot lump two or more entries together to make one entry.  
 
When students read and log more than the minimum number of minutes for their grade level, they cannot bank those minutes to offset another day when they read less than the minimum amount of minutes or do not read at all.
 
A minimum number of minutes counting for an entry encourages kids to develop a daily habit of reading outside of school and deters students from procrastinating with regard to completing required nightly reading and trying to make it all up at the end of the quarter. 
 
The 40 entries of At-Home reading per quarter requirement was developed based on 40 being at least 18 days less than all the days, including weekends and holidays that span any of the four quarters of the school year.
 
For example:  Quarter 1 begins on Monday, August 29 and ends on Wednesday, October 26.  Even though there are 42 days that the kids are in school, there are also 16 out of school days (Labor Day holiday and weekends) within the quarter that kids could opt to read.   With all of the four quarters ranging from 41 to 43 days of school, not including weekends, workdays, and holidays, if a student completes his or her minimum reading each school night, he or she will easily log the number of entries required to attend the quarterly incentive. 
 
 
 
 
 
Brag Tags that students are eligible for include:

5 of the same genre (awarded each time new genre goal is reached)

5 of the same theme (awarded each time new theme goal is reached)

5 by the same author (awarded each time new author goal is reached)

5 with the same illustrator (awarded each time new illustrator goal is reached)

5 by minority authors (awarded each time new minority author goal is reached)

5 with same geological setting (awarded each time new setting goal is reached)
--relative or specific locations are acceptable (on a beach or New York City)

Genrefied Reader (EOY Awards recognition)--has earned the genre brag tag for all 12 genres (60 titles)

Themerific Reader (EOY Awards recognition)--has earned the theme brag tag for all 9 themes (45 titles)

Diversified Reader --has read 3 folktales from 6 of the 7 continents (18 traditional literature titles total)

Graphic Reader--has read 10 graphic novels from at least 5 graphic novel series

Electro Reader-- has read 10 or more eBooks from any of our three main sources of eBooks: OverDrive, NCWiseOWL eBooks, Destiny.

Award Winning Reader--has read 5 or more titles that are from the same of any of the following ALA Award Winners--this tag can be earned multiple times for Newbery, Caldecott, Batchelder, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpre, Geisel, Schneider Family, Sibert, Stonewall, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Winners

Well Rounded Reader brag tag (EOY Awards recognition)--student earns Genrefied Reader, Themerific Reader, Diversified Reader, Graphic Reader, and Electro Reader brag tags. (143 titles)

5-Star Reader brag tag (EOY Awards recognition if achieved during each of the 4 quarters)--awarded when student completes 5 out of the first 6 brag tags. (100 titles)

Reader turned Author brag tag (EOY Awards recognition)--student or student group not to exceed 4 students publishes book of any genre, theme, or format and has his/her/their copy added to Huntsville’s Destiny catalog for other students to read.  This brag tag will not be awarded for whole class book projects.

Author of the Month brag tag (EOY Awards recognition)--awarded to students who earn a different author tag for 8 of the 9 months that we are in school (August to September-May to Memorial Day) (40-45 titles).

Illustrator of the Month brag tag (EOY Awards recognition)--awarded to students who earn a different illustrator tag for 8 of the 9 months that we are in school (August to September-May to Memorial Day) (40 to 45 titles).

Award Winner of the Month brag tag (EOY Awards recognition)--awarded to students who earn a different award winner tag for 8 of the 9 months that we are in school (August to September-May to Memorial Day) (40 to 45 titles).

Every 50 pages read, up to 100, then every 100 pages read.

Every 10 titles read

100 books brag tag (EOY Awards recognition)

200 books brag tag (EOY Awards recognition)

300 books brag tag (EOY Awards recognition)

400 books brag tag (EOY Awards recognition)

500 books brag tag (EOY Awards recognition)

10 hours of reading

Anything over 100 hours of reading (EOY Awards recognition) 6,000 minutes--max. minimum required for all 4 quarters is 5,040 for a 4th or 5th grader who logs 30 minutes for every school night)

Anything over 500 hours of reading (EOY Awards recognition)

100 pages read

500 pages read

1000 pages read

5000 pages read (EOY Awards recognition)

10,000 pages read (EOY Awards recognition)

EOY Awards will also include:

Most minutes per grade

Most minutes per school 
 
To see the Brag Tags that have already been designed, please click here. Additional Brag Tags will be added as students earn them.  In some cases, the first student to earn the Brag Tag will get to create it:)
 
 

Please click on the following links to access documents, lists, and forms that may provide you information about your child's A.R. participation.
 
Documents
--These are the guidelines teachers use to consistently determine which students are
able to read books above their grade level during their participation in A.R.
 
--These are the levels of certification that students advance through during their
participation in A.R.
 
Lists
**We are no longer publishing comprehensive lists of quizzes by title, author, and book level.**
**Because students can use their Book Shelf, we no longer provide students in grade 3 and above with a list of quizzes they have already taken.  Parents may, however, request that their child's comprehensive student record by emailed to them. 

Information regarding our conversion to Renaissance Place and access to Home Connect:
  • Students have been using Renaissance Place for quizzing since November 29, 2010.

Renaissance Place, accessible only at school, allows students access to over 100,000 quizzes, including vocabulary quizzes, literacy skills quizzes, voice enabled quizzes, and Spanish quizzes in addition to the reading practice quizzes that students are already used to taking.

Home Connect, accessible wherever there is internet, allows parents and students access to Book Finder for the purpose of checking levels and points for books that students would like to read for A.R. participation.  

Parents and students can also use this direct link to  AR BookFinder to check the level and points for books.

 
Honors Lists
 
 
 
 

 

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