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Accelerated Reader

This is an online tool which helps school manage and monitor children’s independent reading. Children are able to take a short ‘quiz’ on books that they have read. Passing the quiz gives an indication whether a child has understood what they have read.

It is introduced to children in Year Two, and is used as a tool to assess and engage the children. It allows children to be set a level (ZPD) of reading book that is appropriate, yet challenging. We use Accelerated Reader to closely monitor what children are – or are not – reading. This enables us to be able to work and talk to all children about their reading – suggesting new books, giving encouragement or supporting parents. We are able to use the points system embedded within it to motivate children to read and reward children for doing so.


Accelerated Reader quiz link