RES students to take part in national reading challenge

Students at Rockdale Elementary are preparing to take part in “Read The Most From Coast To Coast,” on Friday, March 2, Dr. Seuss’s Birthday.

“Read The Most From Coast To Coast,” a nat iona l reading event set for March 2, challenges students to shatter the national one- day record for Accelerated ReaderTM Quiz- taking.

Accelerated Reader, a reading management sof tware program for K-12 schools, helps educators measure and improve reading comprehension levels.

“Students read a book at the appropriate level and then take a quiz on a computer,” said Audrey Pelzel, R ES reading specialist. “ The quiz assesses general comprehension of the book just read. Ac celerated Reader scores the quiz, monitors results, generates reports, and provides a platform to manage individual reading practice.”

“Read The Most From Coast To Coast” enables students to take part in a shared reading adventure, and, at the same t i me , s how t he w orld t he y understood what they’ve read.

All students who take part in this nationwide challenge will be eligible to receive a Certificate of National Participation.

The one- day record for Accelerated Reader Quiz-taking is wel l above 2 million quizzes. On March 2, educators will be able to see the progress toward the national goal at

“ We’re excited about the event,” Sandee Calame, elementary principal said. “We expect to see many happy faces when the national AR quiz goal is shattered.”

For more information about Read The Most From Coast To Coast, contact the school office at 430-6030 or Audrey Pelzel at 430-6042.

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