Accelerated reader is a reading programme that children start using when they have completed our Read Write Inc phonics programme. Children are assessed using an online comprehension Star Reader assessment. Following this they are given a level which indicates which books they should be reading in order to practice their reading skills and learn new vocabulary and grammar. They quiz on every book they read. Our target is for children to achieve at 85% on each quiz and children who get 100% get a reward! When children have successfully quizzed on a number of books they are reassessed using Star Reader and can then move up a level.
Parents and Carers can get instant updates on their child’s quiz progress by signing up to the AR link. They will know when their child has quizzed and what score they achieved.
Children read at different levels and can make progress at different rates but they are all capable of making progress using Accelerated Reader. We want children to be aware of their level and push themselves on to move up through groups. we have found that the competitive nature of some children and particularly boys works well with Accelerated Reader.
The full guides to AR can be viewed below.