• Accelerated Reader (AR) is a program designed to bolster reading comprehension skills for students in the second through fifth grades. At Brooks students use a Web-based version of AR, a gift from our generous PTA. To encourage students to meet their yearly reading goals, the PTA also provides quarterly and yearly incentives:
    • Quarterly stores where students can spend their points on fun items;
    • End-of-the-year Party for all students who meet their reading goals; and
    • Annual AR Field Trip to Barnes and Noble for 2nd grade students who reach 100 points, for 3rd grade students who reach 125 points, for 4th grade students who reach 150 points, and for 5th grade students who reach 175 points.

    Here are some great resources for parents to help their children meet their goals:

    •  To see if a book is AR, please visit arbookfind.com.
    •  To see your student's AR record for the year, please refer to the Renaissance Home Connect letter sent home at the beginning of the school year.  Follow this link to access your child's account using his/her AR user name and password:    Students cannot take AR tests at home.
    • To practice answering AR-style questions, visit bookadventure.com.

     AR helps students develop the habit of reading and ultimately the love of reading!

    teacher with three children holding prizes