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Reading Counts Information
      

Why Reading Counts?


Answer: Students learn to read best by reading more often. Because reading is the basis for all subject areas, it is important that students  become good readers and  develop a love for reading. Now more than  ever students need to be spending more time reading.  A student who reads  increases their vocabulary, and improves reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, writing and all other academic areas.  "Reading Counts motivates students to read more.  It brings together books, computer based quizzes, achievement goals and regular reports for teachers, students and their parents.



    What is a Lexile Score?
           Answer: A lexile is a reading level determined by analyzing text and
      determining its difficulty based on vocabulary and sentence structure.  A reader’s lexile ability can be determined by testing and then the reader’s
lexile ability and the lexile level of reading materials can then be   matched to the reader.  Students will be tested by the Scholastic Reading
Inventory.  The score for the test is given as a lexile. The lexile indicates the level at which your child reads.  Students will be encouraged to read books on their lexile level and reading level.  A Third Gradetudent reading at grade level will have a lexile score on or above level 500.  However, when a student is reading for pleasure they should be allowed to choose to read any material they wish at any level.  When a child selects a book because they are interested in it, they should be  encouraged to pursue that interest.  We will allow our students to do this. Most of these are available in our library. Each student is required required to complete at least one cquiz a month.  All the stories in our reader have quizzes available. Please ask your child how he or she is doing. The website for Scholastic is at the
bottom of the page.
  
 
      What is a Reading Counts Quiz like?
           Answer: The majority of RC quizzes consist of 10-12 questions in a
      variety of formats. The questions are designed to be an audit of the book,
      making students accountable for what they read. Quiz questions ask 
      readers about the characters, setting, and plot, as well as other details
      and ideas that are important to the story. The quizzes are literal 
      comprehension quizzes.  They are designed to be fair. The quizzes are
      written in a way that makes it easy for students to succeed if they READ.
      If a child has read and understood the book, he/she should be able to pass
      the quiz, encouraging the child to keep reading other books and  passing
      quizzes. At the end of each quiz, students may rate the book they read and
      check their own RC Student Progress Report.






~Some Suggestions~

Angels Don’t Know Karate

Artic Hunter 

All the “Arthur” Books

Baseballs Greatest Hits

Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Beezus and Romona

The Berenstain Bear Books

Bink Rules

 Bravo, Amelia Bedelia
and oth
er books by Peggy Parish


  
     

Buster Books  (Marc Brown)

The Cam Jansen Series

Christmas in Camelot

Catwings Returns

Dingoes at Dinnertime and other books by Mary Pope Osborne

Dinosaurs Walked Here

Double Fudge and other Judy Bloom Books

The Encyclopedia Brown Series

Esparanza Rising

Evil Queen Tut – Pyramids

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Flat Stanley

Henry and Mudge and other books by Cynthia Rylant

Beverly Cleary’s Books

How Much Is That Guinea Pig

The Hundred Dresses


Hunting for Gold

The Hundred Penny Box

Laura Joffe’s Books –
If You Give A Moose A Muffin

History Books by various authors –
 
If You Lived in Colonial Times, If You Lived Among the Sioux..

All Junie B Jones Books

Lions and Tigers and Leopards

The “Little ‘ Series by John Peterson

Magic School Bus books

    

Robert Munsch’s Books

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

My Rotten Red-headed Older Brother

Gertrude Chandler’s Mystery Books

The Nate the Great Books

One Morning in Maine

The Other Dog  

Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale


A Pony in Trouble

The Pony to the Rescue

Quarter from the Tooth Fairy

The Rainbow Fish

Romona Quinby, Age 8 and other Romona books

The Runaway Bunny

The Seventh Crystal

Smokey Night

Snail Mail No More

Solids, Liquids and Gases

St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning

Stregnona

Summer Reading is Killing Me

Swimmy

Thunder Cake

Patricia Reilly ‘s Books

Tomie dePaola’s Books

The Treasure

 

A Tree Is Nice

The Tortoise and the Hare

Umbrella

Crow Boy

What Do You Say, Dear?

When Lightening Comes in A Jar



Hunting for Gold

The Hundred Penny Box

Laura Joffe’s Books – If You Give A Moose A Muffin

History Books by various authors
If You Lived in Colonial Times,
 If You Lived Among the Sioux…..

All Junie B Jones Books

Lions and Tigers and Leopards

The “Little ‘ Series by John Peterson

Magic School Bus books

     

Robert Munsch’s Books

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

My Rotten Red-headed Older Brother

Gertrude Chandler’s Mystery Books

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<>One Morning in Maine

The Other Dog  

Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale


A Pony in Trouble

The Pony to the Rescue

Quarter from the Tooth Fairy 

The Rainbow Fish

Romona Quinby,
Age 8
and other Romona books

The Runaway Bunny

The Seventh Crystal

Smokey Night

A Tree Is Nice

The Tortoise and the Hare

Umbrella

Crow Boy

What Do You Say, Dear?

When Lightening Comes in A Jar

Wild, Wild Wolves

Will and Orv

Yours Truly, Goldilocks

Zap! I’m a Mind Reader



More Reading  Suggestions

Molly's Pilgrim

Be A Perfect Person in Just Theee Days

A Tale of Unfortunate Events The Bad Beginning

James and the Giant Peach

Harrry Potter

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Chalk Box Kid

How Many Days to America

The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates

Charlotte's Web

All Newberry Award Winners


http://www.scholastic.com/

 




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