Motivating Students with the Right Reading Goals

Run time: 45:30

Educators often set goals for struggling readers. But should we be setting goals for every reader? And if so, how do we know we’re setting the right goals?

Join educator Christina Ostrander for answers to these and other key questions about goal-setting in Renaissance Accelerated Reader®. You’ll discover best practices for:

  • Setting the right goals for every student
  • Monitoring progress throughout the school year
  • Motivating students to read more—both fiction and nonfiction
  • Making success visible to students and their parents

You’ll also see new features that will help you set goals quickly and accurately.

Whether you’re new to Accelerated Reader or have been using the program for years, you’re sure to learn practical tips for boosting your students’ reading growth—and for helping them become confident, lifelong readers.


Christina Ostrander

Christina Ostrander is a grade 4 teacher in the Grand Blanc (MI) School District. She is a long-time user of Accelerated Reader and a member of the Renaissance Royals™ community.

Lisa Lysne

Lisa Lysne is Senior Product Marketing Manager for Literacy at Renaissance. In this role, she works with educators around the US to support Accelerated Reader best practices.