Making our students better readers is an important goal at O.W.
Erlewine. To help us achieve our goal we have implemented
Scholastic’s Reading Counts reading program. Scholastic
Reading Counts is a computer based reading motivation and
management program that helps encourage and monitor independent
reading to turn kids into avid readers, boost reading ability and
raise test scores.
Here’s How it Works
Students select books from a collection of hundreds of
Students read the books at their own pace.
Students take short quizzes on the computer to verify
Reading Counts! randomly selects 10 questions from a bank of
20,so each quiz is unique. Students may take a quiz more
than once, if necessary, with different questions each
time. Seven or more correct of the 10 questions are needed
to pass the quiz and earn the points for each quiz book.
Reading Counts! instantly acknowledges success with
a congratulation screen, personalized with the
student’s name. With many different screens, students are
eager to find out which one they’ll get! Students who pass
their Quiz are asked to give their feedback in the Read-O-Meter.
During lunch recess (with a pass from their teacher)
On Thursday evenings between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Some classrooms also allow time for quizzes
Quizzes can only be taken on school-network computers,
although the books can be read anywhere ; – )
The program keeps track of many different aspects.
It records which quizzes are taken, the number of attempts and
correct answers, the frequency of students taking quizzes, and
other important information. In addition, it is a wonderful
test-taking practice for students, especially for tests where
students must read a passage and then answer questions.
Where to find Quiz Titles
An alphabetical list of quiz books is in the school library
and on the O.W. Erlewine library web page. New quizzes
are added each year.