SSYRA Books, Battle of the Books Club and Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is a reading program that allows students to take quizzes at school on the books after they have read them. Click here to see how students take quizzes. Students are encouraged to make their goal by passing with an 80% or greater average, making their points goal and reading books on their level. If a student makes their AR goal they will receive 5 points for their house. To check on your child's progress and receive email alerts go to Renaissance Home Connect at

SSYRA JR (Grades K – 2)

Kindergarten, First and Second grade students are invited to participate in the Sunshine State Young Readers Junior program. Fifteen books are selected; 10 picture books and 5 easy chapter books. Students / classes who have read three or more books may vote for their favorite in the spring. Either the classroom teachers, Mrs. Michael, can read the books to whole classes as well. Mrs. Michael will provide lessons for some of the SSYRA Jr picture books. After a student has read one of the SSYRA Jr. books they can take an accelerated reader quiz. Mrs. Sunshine will award a book charm each Monday to students who pass the SSYRA book quiz.

Sunshine State Young Readers (SSYRA)

Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 can participate in the statewide Sunshine State Young Readers program. Each year 15 current fiction books are selected for the program. Students who read three books can vote in the spring for their favorite.

After a student has read the SSYRA book they may take an accelerated reader quiz. If the quiz is passed they will receive a lace link necklace and book charm. SSYRA readers will also receive rewards throughout the year.

Battle of the Books Club

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 are encouraged to participate in the SSYRA Battle of the Books Club. At the beginning of the year, an invitation will go out to all 3rd – 5th graders. They will be responsible for locating their own copy of each of the SSYRA books from our library, the public library, or a bookstore. As students read the books they will write questions for the books. From these questions we will begin to quiz each other on the material from each book. As we get closer to the competition we will narrow down the students based on books read and knowledge of the books. About a month before the competition we will have a traveling team and the supporting team. The traveling team made up of 6 students will compete in late spring against other schools in East Orange County and the supporting team will help the traveling team prepare for the battle.