Second grade teacher’s savvy use of software helps students be more proficient readers
by Ariana Cherry
While reading can open up doors to virtually any type of world, it also can lead down a path to a rewarding future. Arthur Elementary School second grade teacher, Kirsten Perkins, is instilling the passion of reading and helping her students set goals that will help them excel in the future by using a program known as Renaissance Learning, a cloud-based educational software based in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin that is used for benchmark testing and supplementary reading assessment. Another subsection of the software, widely known as The Accelerated Reader Program, is also implemented by the school. By using Renaissance Learning, teachers can personalize reading habits and monitor students’ comprehension to optimize growth.