WHAT IS ACCELERATED READER (AR)?
AR is a computer programme that helps teachers to manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice once they are fluent enough and no longer require the support of decodable readers. Children pick a book at their own level and read it at their own pace and when finished, they take a short quiz on the computer - passing the quiz is an indication that the child has understood what has been read.
How can I help my child become a better reader?
According to Renaissance Learning’s research, children who read at least 20 minutes a day with a 90% comprehension rate on AR quizzes see the greatest gains.
Therefore, we recommend encouraging your child to read at home, discussing books, asking questions about what they have read and visiting your local library. We advise that children, regardless of their age, spend part, if not all, of these 20 minutes reading to an adult in order to further support their fluency and comprehension.
When your child has finished a book they should log on to Accelerated Reader and take the quiz that is linked to their book using the link below
All children in Yrs 3-6 have been given their log in details for Accelerated Reader and these are written in their reading records.
If you require any help with this then please contact your child's teacher or Mrs Bridges.