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The Kids are Still All Right, Despite What Accelerated Reader Might Say

The Kids are Still All Right, Despite What Accelerated Reader Might Say | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
It's that time of year again!  Renaissance Learning has released their annual nonsensical study and the media is gobbling it up and spitting out soundbites.  For the next few days we will read abou...
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LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Revive ‘Reading Rainbow’

LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Revive ‘Reading Rainbow’ | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
LeVar Burton wants to bring back Reading Rainbow for a whole new generation of children. The man who asked us to “take a look, it’s in a book” is launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise $1 million to bring his show back to the Web. Also read: ‘Sesame Street’ YouTube Channel Recovering After Porn Attack Burton’s Reading Rainbow campaign hopes to create a new version of the show available to any child with access to the internet. Burton also plans on offering a “classroom version” of the program for teachers and is spearheading a nonprofit that will give copies of Reading Rainbow away to low-income schools for free. The campaign offers various rewards for donating, including potentially getting to wear Burton’s famous Star Trek visor.
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TYPE A LITTLE FASTER: What I learned from kids about Accelerated Reader

TYPE A LITTLE FASTER: What I learned from kids about Accelerated Reader | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
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3 Reasons I Loathe Accelerated Reader | giftedguru.com

3 Reasons I Loathe Accelerated Reader | giftedguru.com | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
Much has been written about the problems with Accelerated Reader, and surely I am not original in my plea to schools to step away from reading for rewards.
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Positives and Negatives of the Accelerated Reading Program - Mom it Forward

Positives and Negatives of the Accelerated Reading Program - Mom it Forward | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
I am not a reading expert but recently I wrote that my younger kids each learned to read at a much earlier age than my oldest did. I opined that it likely was because the little kids had older siblings…
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Accelerated Reader: Undermining literacy while plundering library budgets

Accelerated Reader: Undermining literacy while plundering library budgets | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
A recent report about the lowering of reading scores is making news in educational circles. Sandra Stotsky, holder of the Twenty-First Century Chair in Teacher Quality in the department of educatio...
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Accelerated Reader: Instigator of Readicide

Accelerated Reader: Instigator of Readicide | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
Let me start off by saying, I am NOT attending Library School to become a Library Media Specialist. My knowledge on the topic of Accelerated Reader and other reading management systems is something...
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Education Perspectives / Reading Research & Commentary - Research

Education Perspectives / Reading Research & Commentary - Research | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
Accelerated Reader: The Data Softshoe
Susan Ohanian
"I don’t want children to see books as something to be cashed in. I hope that teachers and...
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My Son is Afraid to Read

My Son is Afraid to Read | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
My son, who I will call Cooper because that is his name, isn’t really afraid to read. He loves reading. The title of this entry is purposefully over the top because I want you to read it and because I’m willing to bet that there are many kids out there who actually are afraid to…
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Does the Accelerated Reader Program help develop Lifelong Readers?

Does the Accelerated Reader Program help develop Lifelong Readers? | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
My daughter attends an International School here in Singapore. It follows an American curriculum. She has been attending the school since first grade (she's now in middle school, 6th grade), and sh...
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How to Discourage Young Readers: Turn Books Into Numbers

How to Discourage Young Readers: Turn Books Into Numbers | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
Accelerated Reader: Learning to read can't be distilled into an easily reproduced action plan with "metrics."
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Dear Google, You Should Have Talked to Me First

Dear Google, You Should Have Talked to Me First | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
Dear Google, I wish you'd talked to teachers like me before you made that $40 million investment in Renaissance Learning. I've seen the damage Accelerated Reader can do. I witnessed it for the firs...
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The Kids are Still All Right, Despite What Accelerated Reader Might Say

The Kids are Still All Right, Despite What Accelerated Reader Might Say | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
It's that time of year again!  Renaissance Learning has released their annual nonsensical study and the media is gobbling it up and spitting out soundbites.  For the next few days we will read abou...
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Accelerated Reader: The Data Softshoe

Accelerated Reader: The Data Softshoe | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
"I don’t want children to see books as something to be cashed in. I hope that teachers and parents will think about pleasure reading, think about whether attaching points to books puts chil
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Accelerated Reader Student Software Program Review

Accelerated Reader Student Software Program Review | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
Accelerated Reader - Accelerated Reader is one of the world’s most popular reading programs. The software program, commonly referred to as AR, is designed to motivate students to read and to assess their overall understanding of the books that they are reading. The program was developed by Renaissance Learning Inc., which has several other programs closely related to the Accelerated Reader program.
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New program boosts reading in West Deptford middle school students - Gloucester County Times - NJ.com

New program boosts reading in West Deptford middle school students - Gloucester County Times - NJ.com | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
Gloucester County Times - NJ.comNew program boosts reading in West Deptford middle school studentsGloucester County Times - NJ.comA new program launched by two teachers at West Deptford Middle School challenged students to read 40 books over the...

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FEELING FOREIGN: A writer's life in Colombia: Accelerated Readers (AR) = Arbitrary Ridiculousness

FEELING FOREIGN: A writer's life in Colombia: Accelerated Readers (AR) = Arbitrary Ridiculousness | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
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Accelerated Reader Frustrations

Accelerated Reader Frustrations | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
The middle school in my district uses Accelerated Reader.  Students are leveled and each level is responsible for attaining a specific number of points each marking period.  For example, Level A st...
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Evolving English Teacher: You Lost Me at Accelerated Reader, NPR

Evolving English Teacher: You Lost Me at Accelerated Reader, NPR | Reading Program Research | Scoop.it
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