An integral part of encouraging our students to read for pleasure, is Accelerated Reader. This is a computer program that helps teachers to monitor students’ independent reading practice.
Students are assessed at the start of the year (using STAR Reading Test) and based on their level achieved; students are helped to select a reading book from the LRC. They then read it at their own pace. When finished, students take a short quiz on a computer – passing the quiz is an indication that they understood what was read. Accelerated Reader gives both children and teachers immediate feedback based on the quiz results. The teacher can then use the results to help set targets and direct ongoing reading practice.
The main benefit of taking part in the Accelerated Reader scheme is that, with as little as 20 minutes reading per day, will allow them access to over 1.8 million words. Studies have also shown that regular consistent use of AR can increase a child’s reading age significantly. Please help us to ensure that your child gains the full benefits of this scheme by supervising their reading. Twenty minutes of reading can be an enjoyable experience and it can make a huge difference.
You can view your child’s reading history and progress by following the link below and using their username and password.
If you would like to help your child to select another book on the scheme at their level from school or home, please visit the Accelerated Reader Book finder catalogue (which has over 22,000 books listed) at:
If you have any further questions about how we use Accelerated Reader in school please contact:
- Learning Resource Centre Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
- English Department link for AR email@example.com
- Head of English Department firstname.lastname@example.org