Media Center News
January 23, 2015
In looking at AR, here's a few numbers I thought I would share.
* To date, KMMS students have read and tested on 10,134 AR books this school year.
*That's a total of 173,677,127 words!
Remember that when taking AR, students should strive to have an overall average percent correct of 85. Only 65% of our students are achieving this- 71% in 8th grade, and 59% in 7th grade. Please discuss books and articles with students before you send them to test, and closely monitor those that are below 85 by looking at AR reports weekly. Once a students drops below 85 it is very difficult to bring their score back up. Students will often wait until the last minute to try and correct this, or will stop reading altogether. I will be more than happy to help conference with students or help students find books to read that will bring them success.
A good example of this is a student in Mrs. Clinard's reading WIN group. He took no tests the first nine weeks of school. With Mrs. Clinard's help and encouragement to just get him started with some books that I sent for her to use in the room, he not only exceeded his point goal for the second nine weeks, but he was reading at 40 Lexile points higher than his range, with 85.3% correct! All but one of the books he tested on were read independently. Not only did he see success with second nine weeks, but he has already taken a few tests for third nine weeks!
I know that in a smaller WIN group, Mrs. Clinard has an advantage that not everyone has. However, once they begin to succeed, not all, but most will run with this on their own. We have several students that did not test second nine weeks. Let me know if you would like some books to help get them started!
NEW BOOK FOR TEACHERS IN THE LIBRARY!
We have a few new student magazines that were added this year. Teen Ink, Girls Life, and ESPN have been hits! Any time you are looking for a reward, you are more than welcome to send students for some couch and magazine time in the library.
Monday, Feb. 2nd, 8am to Friday, Feb. 6th, 2pm
KMMS Media Center
Our Online fair will open tomorrow, January 24, and will end on February 13. Remember these items will be shipped free of charge to the school. See the link below to enter the school online fair.
School Spelling Bee
Friday, Feb. 13th, 9am
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Please note the date and time of the spelling bee, as the media center will be closed during that time.