Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Reading Comprehension

Our public school system uses Accelerated Reader as their method of testing students on reading comprehension. AR goals tend to kick us in the pants. But they are a good way to make sure the kids are reading at their reading level and comprehending what they are reading. The schools have AR tests on most books and the kids are required to take those tests for part of their literature grade.

I don't think the AR idea is a bad one, even for homeschooled kids. I have wondered how I will know that Dawson is comprehending what he is reading. I know I can do book reports and other projects, but it would be nice to have a short quiz to throw at him at the end of a book to make sure he has actually read it!

And then I found this ... Fun Trivia.

It is a free website that has 99,000 quizzes your kids can take online! They can be based on subject, topic, book title, author, movie title, whatever!

Dawson is going to start reading The Guardians of Ga'hoole series. Guess what ... there are numerous quizzes on that series!

We will be studying Ancient Egypt. Guess what ... there are numerous quizzes on that topic!

We will be studying American History, starting with Pearl Harbor. Guess what ... there are numerous quizzes on that war!

I am so glad I found this website! Being a new homeschooler, it will be nice to have some measuring tools at my fingertips.

Go check it out!

1 comment:

  1. my oldest has read all those books they are good! :) did you know the movie comes out sept 24th or somewhere around there :)


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