A parent’s guide to Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360®

Parent Guide Accelerated Reader

Q: What is Accelerated Reader 360?

A: Accelerated Reader 360 is the most effective reading practice software available. Your child will use it to complete close reading activities built into nonfiction articles that their teacher assigns, choose their own independent reading books, and take short reading comprehension quizzes. Accelerated Reader 360 helps your child work toward personalized reading goals and grow!

Q: What do teachers do with Accelerated Reader 360?

A: Teachers use Accelerated Reader 360 to monitor independent reading practice and assign close reading skills practice. They receive data that tells them how reading skills are improving, so they know when students need extra help.

Q: What does Accelerated Reader 360 do for my child?

A: Accelerated Reader 360 engages students in independent and close reading practice. This means that your child will choose their own books based on their own unique interests. Your child’s teacher will also assign nonfiction articles with built-in skill practice activities. Your child will complete short reading comprehension quizzes to check that they understood what they read, and monitor their own reading progress.

Your child’s teacher can choose to offer Renaissance Home Connect provide you with direct communication about your child’s progress, including when they’ve finished a quiz and how they did.

Q: Can we use Accelerated Reader 360 at home?

A: No, Accelerated Reader 360 is only available at school. However, your child will most likely need to spend some time at home reading their independent practice books. Did you know that research shows students achieve the most growth when they spent 30 minutes daily reading?

Q: How can I help my child with Accelerated Reader 360?

A: Just like learning an instrument or sport, your child needs practice to become a better reader. Encourage your child to spend time reading books they enjoy, and to challenge themselves to meet their personal goals.

Q: Where do I go if I have questions?

A: Your child’s teacher is the best source of additional information about your child’s progress with Accelerated Reader 360. Renaissance is committed to protecting student privacy and will not share data with anyone outside your child’s authorized school staff.

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