Success! (Follow-up to AR Frustrations)

Well, after venting about AR, I downloaded the list of AR tests our middle school owns.  I then went through the entire list, marking books that I thought would appeal to my former student.  I came up with a list of 10 or so books, each one worth at least 10 points.  I typed up recommendations and sent the email to my student (with crossed fingers!).  

She just emailed me back.  It was a success!  First of all, she can’t wait to read Wintergirls once she is done with her AR points. But in order to earn her 30 AR points, she will be reading Catherine, Called Birdy and Locked in Time. I just opened this email, which made me smile. :)

great choices! catherine called birdy im going to try and read along with locked in time! both books sound ahhhmazing!  thxs sooo much!

Crisis averted!  Plus a non-AR recommendation for later.  :)

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6 Responses

  1. What a devoted teacher! You rock!

  2. You are SO! good. I thought of you this morning when I saw some other venting about AR on a list serve. Enjoy a liittle extra Edys, I say!

  3. My husband is a teacher and they have AR at their school too. Most of the books he reads aloud and as a class weren’t on the AR tests, so he just made up the tests and put them on AR. Anytime he comes across that, he just writes his own test and puts it on there.

  4. I was just checking the latest additions to AR tests. Wintergirls test is now available. It is UG (Upper Grade Interest Level), 4.1 reading level and 9 points. I don’t know if you former student’s school still buys individual tests or subscribes to Renaissance Place. If it is Renaissance Place, the test is there and waiting for her to take.

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