Why I hate the Accelerated Reader Program

Recently, a mother came up to the desk with her third-grade daughter.  The daughter had selected a book about horses that she seemed very eager to read.  The mother asked me if it was on the Accelerated Reader list.  It was not.  “Well,” she said, “there’s no point in my daughter reading this book if she can’t get points for it.” The child was then made to put the book back on the shelf.  Need I say more… Continue reading “Why I hate the Accelerated Reader Program”