Accelerated Reader

Accelerated reader helps teachers manage and track each pupil’s independent reading practice.  We use AR in S1, S2 and S3 . During  fortnightly library periods, pupils can pick a book a certain level and read it at their own pace. The library is organised by AR reading levels making it easier for pupils to find a book which suits them. This also allows students to challenge themselves by moving onto books in various levels.  When finished reading, there is a short quiz on the computer.  Results are recorded and shared with the teacher. Certificates are then rewarded when pupils complete various targets and levels.

Pupils will also write book-reports as part of their classroom work and homework.  Use the Reading Record pages to keep a diary of you reading. You must read for at least one hour every week and aim to finish a book each month.



All pupils start at level 1 for certification, unless told differently by the teacher, and then work through the levels. The ‘book levels’ and ‘points value’ are on the spine of each book in the library.

  1. Independent Reader Read at least three books written at 1.2 level or above and accumulate 10 points.
  2. Super Reader. Read at least three books worth at least one point each and pass the quizzes. Accumulate 5 points.
  3. Advanced Reader. Read three books worth at least two points and pass the quizzes.
  4. Star Reader. Read three books written at a 5.0 reading level or higher, worth 5 or more points each, and pass the quizzes.
  5. Classic Reader. Read three books written at a 7.0 reading level, worth 10 or more points, and pass the quizzes.



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