Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

Groucho Marx

North Scituate Middle School Summer Reading

Accelerated Reader

In order to help students maintain their reading skills, Scituate Middle School is continuing with its Accelerated Reader Program. The system offers over 100,000 titles from which to choose. Students can log on to www.arbookfind.com to search for available titles. When searching for titles on this site, disregard the ATOS level, and focus on the Interest level.

Helpful hints for selecting books:

  1. Encourage your child to select books appropriate for both interest and ability. Our goal is to foster an appreciation of reading – we do not want students to be frustrated. For struggling or reluctant readers, several lower level, high interest books are more beneficial than one difficult book.
  2. Use the “Five Finger Rule” – if you child finds five (5) unfamiliar words on any randomly chosen page, the book is not appropriate at this time.
  3. Once you child finds a book they enjoy, search for books by the same author or with similar content.
  4. It is recommended that you preview the content of you child’s book choices.



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