ACCELERATED READER

This is a computer programme that we use to assess pupils’ comprehension ability and reading ages. Pupils select an appropriate book, read it and then complete a quiz. A report is produced outlining the pupil’s quiz score. Over time, pupils read more difficult books and improve their comprehension ability.

 

How is progress tracked and measured?

 

  • Teachers will use `Student Records` to observe pupils’ quiz scores and what they have read

  • STAR tests (reading tests) are completed four times a year and generate reading ages

 

How do we, in school, support reading and literacy?

 

  • Our year twelve students assist the teachers in `Accelerated Reader` lessons

  • Tutor Time delivers aspects of literacy

  • Tutors and teachers track pupils’ progress and check Quiz Trackers

 

How can I help my child at home?

 

  • Ensure that they are reading intently daily (ideally for twenty minutes)

  • Converse with your child about what they have read asking: what has happened?  What does that sentence imply? Summarise what you have read

  • Log in to `Home Connect` regularly to observe your child’s quiz scores and what they have been reading

Contact Ms Maher or Ms Davies if you require any further help.

KEY TERMS

Quiz Tracker:

In the pupil’s diary, you will find a record of the quizzes taken and passed, the title of books read, the book’s difficulty and the date of the quiz

ZPD

This is the `reading range`: this means that the books are suitable for your child to read at a particular time based on the STAR test’s result

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