The following is an excerpt from the Reading Counts website which explains what the program is and what it will do for our students:
Surrounding students with a wide variety of leveled literature and nonfiction texts in the classroom, in the school library, and at home is a great start to creating lifelong readers. With Scholastic Reading Counts your students have a Lexile-based independent reading program that tracks their success on the books they read, in and out of school. This technology-based program creates a personalized and engaging learning environment that ensures independent reading accountability. Scholastic Reading Counts is designed to accomplish the following goals-
- Motivate students with suggested reading choices that match their interests and reading levels.
- Empower educators and parents with reports and actionable data at the student and school level.
- Reinforces comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency skills.