Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader (AR) Program

The Accelerated Reader (AR) Program provides teachers and children a fun and exciting way to promote reading at home and in the classroom. The kids love to watch their progress and teachers often involve the students in setting AR point goals for the year.


To view a complete list of which books have AR quizzes, go to AR BookFinder Program. If you would like to see which books we have in our school library, go to Destiny, our online card catalog, and click on our school.

Accelerated Reader Resources


Accelerated Reader Program

Library Media Center

  • Media Center Hours | Circulation Policy | Gift Policy | Activities | Mission Statement
    Accelerated Reader (AR) Program | Sunshine Book Bowl Team | Book Fairs | Shady Hill Morning Show
    Sunshine State Young Readers'' Award | FRA Children''s Book Award | Quick Links
    Accelerated Reader Book Finder and Quiz List | Destiny Online Card Catalog | Find it Fast


    WHAT'S NEW IN THE MEDIA CENTER

     


     

    MEDIA CENTER HOURS


    7:20am - 7:35am.........M-Fri
    7:45am - 2:05pm.........School Hours
    2:00pm - 2:30pm.........Tues. & Thur. (with an adult)


    MEDIA CENTER STAFF

    • DEBBIE PACE-MEDIA SPECIALIST

    We feel that the library media center is the heart of the school and we work together to provide an atmosphere that is inviting to students, parents, faculty and staff. We hope to instill a lifelong love of reading in our students and an appreciation for all genres of reading.

     

    MISSION STATEMENT


    The Shady Hill Elementary Library Media Center will strive to provide opportunities to assist students, faculty and parents in becoming effective users of information in order to evaluate the information and be critical thinkers and collaborative learners. This mission is accomplished by:

    1. Providing daily opportunities to access materials and resources
    2. Providing instruction to students in a variety of formats
    3. Collaborating with teachers to integrate information skills with classroom curriculum

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    CIRCULATION POLICY

    1. Students in Kindergarten may check out 1 item at a time with a signed permission slip.
    2. Students in 1st and 2nd grade may check out 1 item at a time.
    3. Students in 3rd-5th grade may check out 2 items at a time.
    4. All books are due back one week from the date of checkout. Books may be renewed once unless there is a request for the book.
    5. There are no fines for overdue materials, however, students may not checkout additional items until the overdue ones are returned or paid for. If a book is returned damaged the cost must be paid before continuing to check out materials.
    6. Reference materials may not be checked out.


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    GIFT POLICY


    Gifts are always appreciated. They may be added to the Media Center collection, given to teachers, or used as incentives/prizes.

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    SHADY HILL MORNING SHOW


    The Shady Hill Morning Show is our school news show that the fifth graders produce. They broadcast the pledge, lunchroom tips, and the weather. Fifth graders with good grades, a GREAT attitude, and ability to follow directions will have the opportunity to participate.


    If your class is doing something special, let Ms. Pace or any news crew member know, and we will try to feature your class on the show!

    Tune in at 7:45...Channel 4 on Shady Hill TV.


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    SUNSHINE BOOK BOWL TEAM


    Students in grades 3 through 5 can qualify to try out for the Shady Hill Book Bowl team by reading and passing Accelerated Reader (AR) tests on 10 or more Sunshine books. The five member team will compete with other schools in the county on knowledge relating to the chosen fifteen books. Shady Hill has done very well in the past, and we are proud of all our Book Bowl teams!


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    BOOK FAIRS

    We host a Fall and Spring Book Fair


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    SUNSHINE STATE YOUNG READERS' AWARD


    The Sunshine State Young Readers' Award program presents a choice of fifteen books chosen each year by a committee of Florida librarians. They are chosen for their quality and appeal, and represent some of the best in children's literature today. Students in grades 3 through 5 are encouraged to read at least three of the books, so they can vote for their favorite. Every year, the author of the book with the most statewide votes is presented with the Sunshine State Young Readers' Award.


    All of the titles are on Accelerated Reader (AR). If students read 10, they may try out for the Book Bowl Team.

    Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Program
    Grades 3-5


    Sunshine State Books 3rd-5th

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    QUICK LINKS

     

     

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FRA Children’s Book Award titles for 2014-2015