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Reward or Punishment

I have been a special educator for over 25 years. I have seen quite the gamut of reading incentive programs in that amount of time. Teachers have tried several different strategies and programs to make readers out of students who really didn’t love reading.

One program that is being used today and has been used for most of my teaching career is Accelerated Reader (AR). This program is managed by Renaissance and I believe when this program is done in the way the company advertises and the program founders intended it is a wonderful program.