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Reading Counts

reading-countsScholastic Reading Counts! is an independent reading program for Grades K–12 which combines reading practice and software-based reading assessment. Instructionally flexible, mastery focused, and professionally written, SRC! is the program PROVEN to develop reading skills, help raise test scores, and motivate students to achieve reading success.

Bon Air Participation

Bon Air’s students in grades 3-5 take RC quizzes after they finish reading a book. (2nd grade students learn the RC program in the Spring.) They earn points based on the number of correct answers they earn. The RC program allows 3 tries on each quiz and 70% accuracy is required to pass a quiz. Each month, the RC points are checked by the librarian and t-shirts are awarded for students who have earned 100 RC points. A patch is awarded for each additional 100 points a student earns and is ironed on to the t-shirt. Students are recognized at each Town Hall Meeting for their hard work earning RC points.

Classroom Participation

Bon Air students in grade 3-5 have been setting monthly and quarterly goals based on earning RC points.

Home Access

Students can access their RC account from home by going to the library catalog on their dashboard and clicking the Reading Counts link. Their logon information is on a label in their homework agenda.

Books included

Visit Scholastic’s Book Expert Online – a searchable database that provides information about the books that are supported by RC quizzes. This easy-to-use database helps teachers, students, and parents locate the right title to read next. Search by title, author, grade level, Lexile® measure and other criteria and find information about titles that included annotated descriptions and key book metrics. Book Expert online is an open resource can be enjoyed by everyone!

PTA Support

The PTA funds the RC program each year. They purchase student licenses for yearly use. Many families come to the library after school or work at home to support their students participation in the program.

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