I teach third grade and we use the Accelerated Reading Program as a supplement to the Harcourt Reading Series. There is no class time offered for students to do AR reading unless they finish their class work and use that time to read. I require each student to read 20 minutes each evening as homework. Our schedule is set into four 9-week blocks and each nine-weeks students have been required to earn 15 AR points to meet their goal for the nine-weeks. Students who meet their goal participate in an afternoon of fun celebrating their reading success. We have played Putt-Putt Golf, made Gingerbread Houses, and watched a movie. This last nine-weeks I stipulated that as a class everyone would be required to read only chapter books for AR. Students were also required to earn 5 points every two weeks. As a group we are reading chapter books that students are able to test on during our read aloud time, basically using it as a lit. study. These points also count toward the 5 point goal. I have a parent that is upset that I have stipulated that the students can only read chapter books. Is this a poor method of getting students to read chapter books? I know that one fourth grade teacher only allows them to read 1-point books or higher when they enter fourth grade. The rest of my class is doing fairly well and I am quickly able to identify who is and isn't doing their nightly reading. Please give me some feedback on this.