I want to set up a new way to establish reading goals for my students this semester. We use AR (Accelerated Reader) at my school. We used to base everything on points. All students had to get so many points per nine weeks. Next, we moved to each student had an individual point goal based on their reading level for the nine weeks. NOW students only need to achieve 85% comprehension on their tests to get an A. That doesn't seem fair to me because a student could get away with reading only one, very small book for a nine weeks and get an A.
SO, I want to establish a new system to encourage students to read and hold them accountable. How do you accomplish this in your classroom? Looking forward to hearing from my fellow Language Arts teachers. Thanks!