Book Fair: October 7th-16th - Daily in the Library
K-1: One Book
2nd: Two Books
3rd - 5th: Three Books (One Nonfiction)
All books checked out in 3rd-5th grade are AR until they meet their goal for the nine weeks.
Second through fifth graders must bring their library folder in order to check out at any time. (The library provides the folders)
October 7-16 - Daily in the Library
Family Night - October 10 - 5-8 pm
Brrrreakfast and Books - October 8 - 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Brrrreakfast and Books - October 15 - 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Brrrreakfast and Books - October 16 - 7:30 am - 8:45 am
Reading Renaissance is a set of teaching techniques to individualize and promote reading growth through extensive amounts of reading practice. To insure that each child is practicing his/her appropriate level, the students are given the STAR Reading Assessment Test, which determines their ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development). The ZPD is the recreational reading level at which reading will promote maximal development. Teachers and students set individual goals which are monitored daily. Skills may be taught through power lessons using trade books. Motivational techniques are used to recognize achievement and encourage continual reading growth.
The Renaissance Process:
Supports all areas of the curriculum
Improves test scores
Boosts excitement while reading
Improves reading comprehension
Grades: level, accuracy, points
Clubs: points, series
Incentives: prizes, certificates, parties, class rewards
Logs: teachers review daily
Computers: tests, scores, records
Family Reading Night
Themes: within classroom
The faculty at South wants AR to be a positive experience for your child. We work very hard to help your child achieve success in this program. Each student will meet success if parents, students, and teachers work together. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
Find out more about Reading Renaissance and AR360 here.
Check to see if your book has an Accelerated Reader quiz, the level, and the points at
At South each year approximately 55 students are chosen to be library helpers. These helpers must be well behaved, perform well academically and be able make up class work they miss due to their library helper position. There are both open check out helpers and class helpers.
Class helpers bring their classes’ library books back to the library ten minutes before their class is scheduled to arrive. They check in books, shelve books and run errands as needed.
Open check out helpers assist during open check out times. These students collect library books from the classroom, check in and out books, shelve books and run errands as needed. They are a vital part of our library program at South Elementary. They learn to be responsible and show a strong work ethic.
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