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Grade 5 Accelerated Reader Syllabus

Instructor:  Rachel Miller                                                             Room:  E118
Contact Time:  8:50-9:30 am, M-F                                             School Phone:  918-478-2465
Email:  r_miller@fortgibsontigers.org                                      Website: www. fortgibsontigers.org     

Course Description: 
Students will be required to read self-chosen, appropriate leveled A.R. books to meet point goal, average percent correct (80%) goal, non-fiction test (2) goal, and average reading level goal each trimester.

Fort Gibson Schools has been a state leader in transitioning to a more relevant and rigorous form of instruction.  In this course the following will be expected:

  • Reading: Students will use active reading strategies to read various texts. 
  • Speaking: Students will express his/her original thought verbally in a clear and concise manner.
  • Reasoning: Students will analyze charts, graphs, or diagrams and make inferences about the data.
  • Writing: Students will express their original thoughts in writing through quick writes and/or formal writing.

Students will be taught using the following category of techniques

  • Quadrant A-Students will know key ideas and details from a text.
  • Quadrant B-Students will apply knowledge from multiple sources to explain, write, or speak about a subject knowledgeably.
  • Quadrant C-Students will compare and contrast events, ideas, concepts, or information from multiple texts.
  • Quadrant D-Students will debate different points of view on topics from multiple texts.

Class Expectations:
To be a successful school takes the cooperation of all involved.  A handbook will be provided to each student that explains the most pertinent information and rules that each student should know.  A more detailed policy book is available for view in our library.  Specific expectations for our classroom include:

  • Bring pencil, books, and all needed materials to class every day.
  • Be in your seat when the tardy bell rings.
  • Keep hands, feet, books, and objects to yourself.
  • No profanity, rude gestures, cruel teasing or put-downs.
  • Follow directions.

Required Materials:        

  • Pencil
  • AR Goal Log
  • AR Reading Log
  • 1-2 appropriate leveled books 
  • Tablet/Laptop

Grading Policy:
Each student is assigned a new A.R. goal at the beginning of each trimester based on STAR tests and other criteria. Students will be given a test grade at the end of each trimester based on meeting their assigned A.R. point goal, average percent correct (80%) goal, two passed A.R. tests over non-fiction books, and average reading level goal.  

Students will read approximately 15 to 30 minutes daily at school.  Therefore, meeting their A.R. goal will require students to read 5 days each week, 15 to 30 minutes nightly.  Students’ goal progress will be monitored throughout the quarter.  If a student is not on track to meeting their goal, he/she may be required to miss recess to give additional time to read and attempt to get back on track. 

Make-up Work:

  • No A.R. test can be credited to a student’s grade once that quarter has ended.
  • Even if a student is absent, they are required to read in order to reach goals. 


Progress Reports will be sent out on the fourth and eight week of each trimester.


Report Cards will be sent out at the end of each trimester.


Parent Teacher Conferences will be as follows:

  • October 15 and October 16 from 4-7pm
  • March 11 and March 12 from 4-7pm