In my classroom we use a "racing" theme to encourage reading and motivate for Accelerated Reader. This file is a A.R. reading log to use with the program and correlates with the theme in my classroom. I have found that, if used correctly, A.R. can be a very valuable tool in teaching children how to read and instilling a love for reading. I also have an incentive one hundreds chart that correlates with the theme too. A little healthy competition and well managed program will make Accelerated Reader worth your while and strongly motivate students to READ! In my class we are "RACING TOWARDS OUR GOALS"!