FDES students read ‘From Coast to Coast’
Published 11:02 am Thursday, May 17, 2012
Special to The Signal
Students at Fort Deposit Elementary took part in “Read the Most from Coast to Coast” recently on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. This was a culmination of Read Across America Week activities.
Students helped set a new national record for the number of Accelerated Reader Quizzes taken in one day.
The one-day record students were challenged to top was 2,177,586.
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Students from coast to coast joined in the challenge and succeeded in setting a new record.
“The new record for the number of Accelerated Reader Quizzes taken in one day is 3,581,992,” said Melanie Sharpless, library media specialist. “Students were excited to be a part of this shared challenge. They enjoyed seeing their quizzes counted among the national results on the live quiz counter.”
The nation’s most widely-used reading management software program for K12 schools, Accelerated Reader helps teachers motivate students to read, measure progress, and improve reading levels. Students read a book at the appropriate level and then take a quiz that assesses comprehension of the book just read.
Accelerated Reader scores the quiz, monitors results, generates reports, and provides a platform to manage individual reading practice.
“Read the Most From Coast to Coast enabled students to take part in a shared reading adventure,” said Melanie Sharpless, library media specialist. “Students were thrilled when the one-day AR Quiz record was shattered.”
As a way to recognize students for their efforts in setting this national record, all students at Fort Deposit Elementary who took part are receiving a certificate of participation.