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How to help your child access Accelerated Reader


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What Is Accelerated Reader?

Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his or her own level and reads it at his or her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) Accelerated Reader gives children, teachers and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher and librarian then use to help your child set
targets and direct ongoing reading practice.

Children using Accelerated Reader choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them. Teachers will help your child choose books at an appropriate readability level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that your child can pass the quiz and experience success.

If your child does not do well on the quiz, the teacher may help your child:

  • Choose another book that is more appropriate.
  • Ask more probing questions as your child reads and before your child takes a quiz.
  • Pair your child with another pupil.
  • Have the book read to your child.

In most cases, children really enjoy taking the quizzes. Since they are reading books at their reading and interest levels, they are likely to be successful. This is satisfying for most children. Best of all, they learn and grow at their own pace.

There are many things you can do to help your child become a better reader:

  • Read with your child.
  • Start a home library.
  • Ask questions about the books your child has read.

When you make learning a family affair, there’s no limit to the success your child can
achieve! Selecting the right books for your child to read is easier than ever.

Visit to access Accelerated Reader Bookfinder.

With just a few clicks, you can search for titles at the appropriate level that your child will
find interesting and enjoyable.

Find Books and Create Book Lists in Seconds!

Quick Search
To use the Quick Search tab in Accelerated Reader Bookfinder:
1. Go to
2. Click the Quick Search tab (on the top of the page).
3. Type a book title, author, topic or quiz number into the blank
4. Click Search.
5. To narrow the results, select any of the options on the left of
the screen under Refine Your Search. You can continue to
refine your search until you get your desired results.
6. To create a book list from the titles you have found, click Add to
AR BookBag below the description of any book you want to add
to your list

AR BookBag

The AR BookBag is a place to create your own book list. This list
can be printed and taken to the library or bookshop. It cannot be
saved in Accelerated Reader Bookfinder. However, you can save
the list (a PDF file) to your computer’s hard drive.

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder Help

For information about specific features of Accelerated Reader
Bookfinder, click Help in the upper-right corner.