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Accelerated Reader

AR Book Finder

Need help finding books at your AR level? 

Click on AR Book Finder  to get started.

AR BookFinder


Kids reading together

What is AR?

 Students at Rio Vista participate in a school-wide reading program called Accelerated Reader.  Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer program that helps  teachers manage and monitor each child's independent reading practice. Students read books at their own individual reading levels and take computer generated comprehension quizzes to check their understanding.  The quiz results give the students and teachers the feedback they need in order to set reading goals and direct ongoing reading practice. 

AR differentiates by reading levels using the ZPD (zone of proximal development) - the range of books that will challenge a child without causing frustration.  After students' reading levels are determined, rather than being assigned books, students choose their own reading material.  As a result of being able to choose books that are interesting to them, students become more motivated to read and have more fun doing so.   

Please join us in fostering your child's love for reading! 

  • Encourage your child to read at least 20 minutes a day. 
  • Read with or to your child.
  • Ask your child questions about what he or she is reading.
  • Visit the school or public library.

AR Home Connect

Parents and students click on the icon below to connect to Accelerated Reader Home Connect, where you can keep track of AR progress.

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Rio Vista Library


Most of the books in our school library are labeled for AR.  Ask your teacher or school librarian for help. 

Click on HERE to access our library's catalog.