Accelerated Reader (AR) at Home
All students in first, second, third, and fourth grades will participate in the Accelerated Reader program. The program involves reading books and then taking a computerized test for comprehension. Points are then cashed in for prizes during the school year in the Reading Room.
Accelerated reader books are available in the Reading Room and at the Ventnor Public Library. Accelerated Reader tests can only be taken at the VECC. We now have every available Accelerated Reader test.
Click the above link to access Accelerated Reader (AR) from Home.
User Name - 1st letter of student’s first name, followed by the first 4 letters of student’s last name - Example (iread)
Password – Student ID number
To Check for Computer Compatibility for AR:
You can log in to Renaissance Home Connect (AR) from any computer with an Internet connection and compatible browser. For a list of compatible browsers, type the following URL in any browser:
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books
In the Reading Room Library, third and fourth graders have started a motivational reading program (contest) called Battle of the Books. This state-wide program has been conducted by school librarians in New Jersey since 1986, and has proven itself to be a fun and effective way to promote reading.
The students have been placed in groups with an average of five students. Each group is responsible for reading the same ten books. Each student is responsible for reading four books, so that each book will be read by two different group members. Students are then encouraged to read all ten books.
Homeroom “battles” will take place at the end of May.
One group will win from each homeroom. These groups will then compete against each other in the auditorium. The third and fourth grade championships will take place on Monday, June 3rd.
The children will prepare for their battles by reading, discussing their books, filling out “memory jogger forms,” participating in mock battles, taking Accelerated Reader tests, etc. The questions are all phrased in the same way: In what book …? The answer is always given as the title and author of the book. Each group has a captain, who monitors the group’s reading progress, and a spokesperson, who will give the answer for the group.
The three top teams in each grade will receive bookstore gift certificates. Group members of the first place team will each get a $15 gift certificate, second place $10 gift certificates, and third place $5 gift certificates.
The second contest is for the third and fourth grade homerooms that read the most books and complete the most number of book reports. They will be rewarded with a pizza party. In addition, students who read all 10 books will get to spend an extra 10 points at the AR store.
Thank you in advance for your support of this beneficial program.
Additional Books + Book Reports are Available at the Ventnor Public Library
Battle of the Books 2019
Aliens for Breakfast by Jonathan Etra and Stephanie Spinner
A Ballad of the Civil War by Mary Stolz
Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David A. Adler
Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year by Bill Harley
The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
Earthquake Terror by Peg Kehret
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying by Barbara Park
Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka
The School Mouse by Dick King Smith
End of the Year Book Return
All library books need to be returned to the Reading Room in June. The replacement cost for lost books is on the overdue notice. Report cards will be released when obligations are met. Refunds are issued for books that are subsequently found.