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Old 10-13-2009, 06:18 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone have access to the Acc. Reader program at home? or anything like it?
This questions builds into my next which is what access to the public school programs are homeschooler allowed? It would seem that if you have access to the special needs services that maybe they will give you access to that as well?
Another mention that they were allowed access to the curriculum too.

Acc. Reader would be expensive to order on you own YIKES.
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Some of this will vary state to state and district to district. It's often easier to just use leveled readers at whatever level your child needs.
My district allows homeschoolers to use curricula to a certain extent, but it comes with strings attached. And I think that's pretty typical.

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There is a program called BookAdventure that's run by Sylvan (? I think). It's free and uses the same sort of system as AR - read the book, take the quiz, get points based on difficulty and pick out prize after x number of points are gained.
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What exactly is this program and do you even need it? I just take my kids to the library every week or two, and have them pick out books that interest them. If the book is too hard, they'll abandon it; if it's too easy they'll enjoy it quickly but still want more, and if it's "just right" they'll want to take out a whole bunch of books just like it. This system works as well for my 8th grader who takes out books from the adult section as it does for my 3rd grader who's reading on about a 2nd grade level.

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I could see it being helpful for finding things just outside your kid's comfort level. Things that are right on the edge of being to hard.

I can't see buying it for that purpose though.
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our libraries have list of the AR books for each school in their area. You might want to ask your library if they do that as well.
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There is a program called BookAdventure that's run by Sylvan (? I think). It's free and uses the same sort of system as AR - read the book, take the quiz, get points based on difficulty and pick out prize after x number of points are gained.
i love this site lilygrace. i had visited it before when my dd wasn't reading well enough to even utilize it ....then i forgot about it. but now it will come in very handy for her & i know she'll enjoy it as well!!!

thanks for sharing!

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There is a program called BookAdventure that's run by Sylvan (? I think). It's free and uses the same sort of system as AR - read the book, take the quiz, get points based on difficulty and pick out prize after x number of points are gained.
Wow, thanks for that! The kids will LOVE that!!

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