Saturday, July 6, 2013

AR Mini Clip-Charts and a Giveaway!

I was inspired after finding this awesome idea on Pinterest this week!  I'm always trying to think of new ways to implement Accelerated Reader in my classroom, but with limited space, keeping up with students' progress isn't the easiest thing to do. 
Some clip-charts I've seen are really big and go from ceiling to floor, and most focus on AR points.  Well, my first graders read .5-1 point books all year long.  Getting 300+ points would be almost impossible! Some feel really discouraged, and that's not the point!  I am trying to create readers who love to read.  That's why AR has to be fun! 
 So...when I can't find exactly what I'm looking for....
I make my own! 

 My clip-charts focus on "quizzes passed" rather than "points earned".  It's the way I encourage and motivate my students to read and take those AR quizzes each year! 

I included a goal sheet with the clip-charts.  It's something new I want to try out this year.  My hope is that when students set their own goals, they'll be more motivated to reach them or surpass them!  Plus, it'll give me a tool to use with parents and to help encourage students to get reading!

Each quarter, I plan to have a big "AR Stars Round-Up".  This will be a celebration for those students who have met their 9 weeks goals.  We'll do popcorn, movies, sodas, or some other really fun treat!  If that's not motivation enough...right? 

If you'd like to try these in your classroom, check out my TpT store or click on any image above to get your's!  Shop around because there will be more styles available by giveaway time!

I'm so excited about these...soooo....drum roll, please....

I'm giving away 3 mini AR clip-charts!  Here are the ways you can enter:

1.  Follow my Blog!
2.  Follow me on Pinterest!
3.  Follow my TpT Store!
4.  Follow me on Facebook!
5.  Comment and tell me: How do you implement AR in the classroom?

Comment below and mention you follow me on Pinterest, TpT, Facebook, and follow my blog to enter up to 5 times.  You can even leave a comment about how you implement AR in your classroom!

Be sure to leave your e-mail, and I'll choose a winner this Sunday at 10pm CST using a random generator.  Good luck and happy reading!



  1. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know you follow me on TpT, Pinterest, and Facebook! 3 winners will be chosen tonight at 10pm CST.

  2. Be sure to comment on this post and let me know you are following my TpT store, Facebook page, and Pinterest and you're entered into tonight's drawing!


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