Tips for AR
- The book should be within the child's ZPD (find
out what ZPD means).
- The book should be interesting to the child.
- While reading the book, the student should be constantly asking
themselves questions to make sure they understand what is being read. If the
student does not understand, go back and reread.
- Don't rush through a book.
- After a child is finished with the book, they should
be able to answer these questions without looking back at the book:
- What is the title of the book?
- Who were the main characters?
- What was the setting? (When? Where?)
- What was the problem in the book?
- How did the characters solve the problem?
- What happened at the beginning of the book?
- What happened in the middle book?
- What happened at the end of the book?
- If you can't answer these questions without looking at the
book, consider rereading the book, or rereading the first couple of pages
in each chapter.
- If the child is reading a picture book, take a picture walk
through the book. On each page the student should be able to retell the story
in their own words while looking at the pictures.
- While taking the test, students should double check the answer they have
selected is the correct answer.
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