“I really like being able to come and choose my own books in my number (book band)” - Kiera Y2
“The books are actually really exciting and there’s a wide range in each section. I chose one the other day that didn’t look that exciting but I’m reading it now and it is really good. The quizzes are good fun.” - Joshua Y4
“I love the new books. Barbara Catchpole’s ‘Pig’ series is really funny. I read the first and scored ten out of ten. I’m reading the second one.” Katie Y6
The results we’ve seen:
Progress does depend on children’s commitment to the scheme and ownership of their reading. With this in mind, we continue to encourage support from parents & Carers with regular reading at home.
In each year group there are real success stories with children excelling the Accelerated Reader Targets and many progressing 1 or 2 years in their reading ages in just one school term.
We’re keen to develop the ‘Accelerated Reader Library’ and the one to one support for children who need extra help with reading. We are currently seeking extra funding to extend the resources we have and the School’s love for reading…watch this space!
Since April 2015, we have been developing our use of the ‘Accelerated Reader’ computerised reading scheme, in Years 2-6. The scheme has been designed to engage children in reading through quality books, online quizzes and immediate feedback on performance.
How it works:
At the start of each half term, children complete a test which gives them a ‘book band’. Children can choose from a range of books within their band to fit their interest age and reading level. They also receive reading targets.
Having finished a book, individuals complete a comprehension quiz based on the story or information they have read. Quizzes are either 5 or 10 questions long.
As soon as the quiz is complete, the system provides immediate feedback on quiz scores and progress towards their target.