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CMS Accelerated Reader Policy & Resources

Accelerated Reader Program

   CMS has adopted the Accelerated Reader program as part of our comprehensive literacy program. The only way to become really good at understanding what we read is through practice.  Reading is a skill, and it is up to us to practice and perfect that skill. The only way to get better at reading is to READ! Students should be reading independently at least 20 minutes per day at home.

What is Accelerated Reader? AR is a program used to motivate students to increase their reading & vocabulary comprehension and guide them to independent reading. AR is the world’s most popular reading program, used in nearly 60,000 schools. There is a proven link between strong reading skills and academic success – great readers make great students!

Due to the constraints of quarantine, CMS has altered how we utilize our AR program. ELA teachers may choose to offer bonus points to each student for AR progress. The choice is up to each individual ELA teacher so check with your teacher for specific details. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to serving the CMS family and motivating students to become lifelong readers!