In my classroom we use a "racing" theme to encourage reading and motivate for Accelerated Reader. This product is a one hundreds chart that allows students to record their 100% scores and track their own progress. This tool can be used to set individual as well as whole group reading goals. I feel strongly that, if used correctly, A.R. can be a very valuable tool in teaching young children how to read as well as instilling a love for reading. A little healthy competition and well managed incentive program will make Accelerated Reader worth your while and strongly motivate student to READ! In my classroom we are "RACING TOWARDS OUR GOALS"!