Accelerated Reader is a reading program that I use for independent reading. Each trimester, I set a goal point value for the class. Each student that meets the goal at the end of the trimester, will receive a prize. Students read books independently, then take a comprehension quiz on the AR program and receive points for how many questions they answered correctly. I have seen the program increase an interest in reading and in reading comprehension, especially on our standardized testing.
The goal for the first trimester is 25 points.