Scholastic
Reading Counts

 
FAQ'S
WHAT IS THE SCHOLASTIC READING COUNTS PROGRAM?
Scholastic Reading Counts is a program designed to encourage self-paced, independent reading. It is very similar to the Accelerated Reader program your child may have participated in previously.

Although many of the quizzes available are for our school library books, the listing is NOT limited to our school library selection. Quizzes may be available for books from my classroom library, the public library, or your child's home library.

Click the "SEARCH" link below, to go directly to Scholastic's Reading Counts Search page, to see if a book you'd like to read has a Reading Counts quiz available. The quiz listing may be searched by book title, book author, genre, etc. and will be updated with new quizzes on a monthly basis. Happy Reading!
MY CHILD READ A BOOK. NOW WHAT?
Once your child has completed reading a book he/she has selected, a multiple-choice quiz is taken on our classroom computers. Time is provided EVERY day in our classroom to take quizzes.
    * Points are earned based on your child's quiz score.
    * Point goals are set in our classroom each marking period.
    * Letters will be sent home by me to families to explain this.
MY CHILD IS REPEATEDLY FAILING QUIZZES. WHY MIGHT THIS HAPPEN?
A number of factors may influence your child's success on a Reading Counts quiz:
* Was the book level too challenging?
* Was there a long period of time between when your child completed reading the book and when the quiz was taken?
* Did your child read too quickly?
* Did your child try to take the Reading Counts quiz based on the movie version of the book?
* Did your child complete the reading of the book?

HOW DO I DETERMINE IF A BOOK LEVEL IS TOO CHALLENGING FOR MY CHILD?
Children have been asked to use the "five-finger guide" to decide if a book is too challenging:
* Children should read the first 2 pages of the book selected. Each time he/she comes to a word he/she doesn't understand or can't pronounce, a finger is held up. If, at the end of the first two pages, 5 fingers are up, the book level is too challenging.
MY CHILD READ A BOOK, BUT THE QUIZ IS NOT AVAILABLE.
Scholastic has over 55,000 quizzes available and continues to add about 200 new quizzes each month. Continue to check the Scholastic Search page for titles you'd like or consider contacting Scholastic directly with a quiz title suggestion.
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This page was last updated: July 20, 2013
Book Adventure is very similar to our Reading Counts program. It is online and registration is free!
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about the program.
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and Pike County Public Library
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We don't have access to 6,829 Scholastic Reading Counts quizzes anymore...
We now have access to over 55,000 Scholastic Reading Counts quizzes!!

Thanks to the generosity and careful planning of our library staff, technology department, administrators, and school Board of Directors, we now have access to over 55,000 Scholastic Reading Counts quizzes!! And, Scholastic adds approximately 200 new quizzes each month. Access to all new quizzes will be available for our students as well.
Want to Check the School Library?
Our school library card catalog is now available online.
Click HERE to search the school library catalog!

OK... You've found books you'd like to read that have Book Adventure quizzes available for them. Visit the Pike County Library online to check for book availability in any of the library branches.

Click HERE to visit the library web site, type the author or title in the Search box at the top right of the screen and you can:
* see if any of the public library's 3 branches has any copies of the book you'd like to read
      * see if the book you'd like to read is available/ or if it's checked out, when it's due back
* place a book on "Hold" and select a library branch location for pick-up

Check the "Calendar" section of the "What's Happening" link to find great activities sponsored by the library through the summer!

For example:
Tween Scene
06/30/2009 • 2-3pm
Imagine, Create, Participate! Write a graphic novel, try your hand at the artwork of famous children’s book illustrators, play theatre games, tye dye T-shirts, and other book-related activities. Plus, keep track of your summer reading at home and win prizes! For ages 9-11. Registration begins in person June 4 from 6-8pm, and by phone or in person June 5 until filled.