Readers who earned membership in the next Accelerated Reader Club during the month of January, were treated to a special storytelling event in the library on February 5. Pirate Eric and his parrot, Bob, from Charleston Pirate Tours shared many fascinating facts about the life and times of pirates in Charleston. We learned that Blackbeard was a pirate for only two years and never fatally harmed anyone, pirates didn't actually walk the plank, and "AAAARRRGGGGHH!" actually came from a movie.
Accelerated Reader is a program used at James Simons to measure reading comprehension. Students can earn membership in clubs by reading and taking computerized quizzes. Teachers can use the data to monitor students' reading.