Reading Counts

Reading Counts in Our School!


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

  1. Students select books from a collection of hundreds of titles.
  2. Students read the books at their own pace.
  3. Students take short quizzes on the computer to verify comprehension

About the Reading Counts Quiz


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.

Taking Quizzes
Updated September 2017


Students can take quizzes:                                  

  • In the library:
    • During their class library time
    • 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 ; – )