ar-bookfinder

Book Details

The Book Details page provides more detailed information about a book or article than what you saw in a list of titles. Here you can perform the same actions you could from the list view.

Viewing the Book Details

Follow these steps to open a book details page.

  1. From any list of book and article titles in the search results, AR BookBag or teacher list, select the title or the cover image to open the book details page.
  2. In addition to the information you saw in the list of book titles, on this page you will see:
    • Accelerated Reader quiz availability (displays because your school has access to all available Accelerated Reader quizzes)
    • book availability (if your school has the book)
    • word count
    • any topic/subtopic this book is in
    • any series this book is part of
    • a table of publisher information

Actions you can take

Additional Details shown

Accelerated Reader Points

Book Availability

  • Accelerated Reader Book Availability is displayed if (1) your school used Accelerated Reader Bookguide to enable this feature and (2) you are using a keycode.
  • The location of the book and the number of available copies are shown. Example: Mrs. Doe's Classroom / 3.

Quiz Types

  • Reading Practice quizzes were designed to indicate whether a student has read and understands a book on a basic level. Reading Practice Quizzes are intended to be motivating and form the foundation of Accelerated Reader.

    The books can be Read To or Read With the student or can be Read Independently.

    In Accelerated Reader Bookfinder, article quizzes are identified as Reading Practice.

  • Vocabulary Practice Quizzes measure a student's command of vocabulary words encountered while reading. They are designed to reinforce vocabulary acquisition, assist with individualizing vocabulary instruction and generate student interest in words through authentic, in-context literature experiences.

    Vocabulary words are identified by finding words that are at or above the average reading level of the text, appear in the book at least twice, are significant to the book's meaning and are interesting or useful in everyday conversation.

    Quizzes include 5, 10 or 15 words from a particular book as well as review words from previously read books.

  • Literacy Skills Quizzes help monitor student growth in the comprehension and literacy skills that are most often assessed on high-stake tests.

    These quizzes measure specific skills in the context of a whole book.

    Literacy Skills Quizzes are supplemental and are to be taken only occasionally and in far fewer numbers than Reading Practice Quizzes. They have no motivational aim.

    Students should not take a Literacy Skills Quiz unless they have first passed the Reading Practice Quiz. If the student does not understand a book well enough to pass the Reading Practice Quiz, their score on the Literacy Skills Quiz will not be meaningful.

  • Recorded Voice Quizzes are Reading Practice Quizzes designed for emergent and beginning readers. When taking Recorded Voice Quizzes, students use the speakers on the computer (or headphones) to listen to a professional recording of each quiz question and the answer choices. Because students hear the words as they appear on the screen, they can take the quizzes independently.

Star Rating

  • When students finish taking an Accelerated Reader Reading Practice quiz for a book, they may vote to say how they liked the book. The rating is calculated from all student votes (nationwide) for the past twelve months. It is updated weekly.
  • Possible star ratings are: 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5 and 4 stars. If the book has not been rated, this field will say "Not yet rated".

Publisher

  • ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It is a distinctive number assigned to a book.