• Accelerated Reader

What is Accelerated Reader?

Accelerated Reader is a customised reading programme that meets the needs of individual students. Students are given their personalised Reading Range – their ‘Zone of Proximal Development’ – this enables students to find a book which is appropriate to their reading level. Teachers encourage students to read a variety of books to develop their literacy skills and help them to meet the challenges of life in the 21st century.

Children use in-school Accelerated Reader time and 25 minutes of daily home reading time to support their development of reading fluency and comprehension.   Students have access to the library at various times throughout the school day so that they can choose their books, read and take a computerised quiz on their chosen book. These quizzes give the children instant feedback on their progress, including a percentage of questions correct, termly targets and overall word count.

 

What is Home Connect?

Login here to view your child's progress

Accelerated Reader Home Connect improves the school-to-home connection by allowing parents and children to log into a website and view each child’s reading practice and progress towards targets.  Access to online results promotes discussion between parents and children, which motivates children and can make their reading practice even more effective.  In addition, parents can specify up to six email addresses to receive automatic updates on their child’s reading progress.

If your child is using Accelerated Reader, they should have brought home login details to allow you to access your child’s progress pages. Please find information about the website below:

My Overall Progress

Renaissance Home Connect gives parents and children a snapshot of the child’s Accelerated Reader progress, including average percentage correct on quizzes, number of points earned and an approximate ATOS book level.

my progress

My Bookshelf

Parents and children can see all the books the child has read. Clicking on a book shows details such as the book level, word count, points and more.

bookshelf