All students in years 7, 8 and 9 are participating in a programme to improve their literacy skills and inspire them to enjoy reading.
Accelerated Reader is a programme aimed at motivating students to read by guiding them to books suitable for their reading level. Students work at their individual level, developing confidence and becoming independent readers
After reading each book, students take a quiz to determine their comprehension of the text. The quizzes inform the teaching staff about areas for development within individual students’ reading and students receive merits as the progress through the programme.
What can you do to help your child?
- Encourage them to read for about 20 minutes each day
- Remind them that they should have their books and reading record cards every day
- Help them with difficult vocabulary
- Ask questions about the stories they are reading
- Encourage them to take care of their books and take responsibility for their reading progress
What is Home Connect?
Home Connect is a tool that connects the school and home to keep you informed of your child’s progress in Accelerated Reader. Just log in with the Accelerated Reader user name and password your child uses in school to access the programme.
Home Connect can be found here.
Accelerated Reader Book Finder
Accelerated Reader Book Finder is a website which allows you to check to see if a book is available on the programme and shows you quiz numbers for each book. This gives your child the opportunity to read their own books at home and complete Accelerated Reader quizzes on them in school.
Accelerated Reader Book Finder can be found here.
For further information on the programme, please click here.