Accelerated Reading

13th January 2017
 Accelerated Reader is a computer package which allows pupil to undertake quizzes to assess their comprehension. Pupils are able to earn rewards for these quizzes. The programme assesses the pupil’s current reading level and suggests a selection of books from which they should choose. This means that reading practice is at the correct challenge to ensure maximum impact and progress. We are trialling the use of Accelerated Reader within school and it will be used as follows:
Y5 and Y6 will read Accelerated Reader books all the time and complete quizzes as soon as they finish them.
Y2, 3 and 4 will take home an Accelerated Reader book every few books and will complete quizzes on these.
The rest of the time they will continue with the Oxford Reading Tree.
EYFS and Y1 will continue with the Oxford Reading Tree with some free choice books sent home for sharing with their parents every couple of weeks.
Our Year 5 and 6 pupils have already started with this scheme and their first impressions are very positive. They enjoy choosing the books and are becoming very competitive over their quizzes and word counts!