Accelerated Reader (AR) is not yet available. As a result, my class has no AR goal for the first quarter. Instead I will model for students how to utilize graphic organizers to frame information they’ll use when preparing book reviews next quarter. They may critique any books they are currently reading. Hopefully the freedom to select their own reading material will foster a genuine “love of reading” given the increasingly limited selection of AR books now available to the majority of fourth grade readers.