Accelerated Reader is a program where your child reads a book on their level or of their choice or reads it with someone and then takes a short multiple choice comprehension test about the story. They earn points for passing the quiz. Each marking period your child has a personal goal set of the amount of points they should earn. In my classroom they can earn prizes for reaching goals and getting 100% on tests. This is not a grade in 2nd grade. I want them to enjoy reading and comprehend what they read. This is not a race to earn points by reading "easy" books. Books read should be what your child is able to read independently or with some support. Attached is a letter I send out each year to my students and families.