We use “Accelerated Reader” school to support children in developing as readers. This is a web-based system that enables children to identify books that give them an appropriate level of challenge after they have extended beyond our banded book system (usually as they are entering Key Stage 2).
Children read at home as normal but on completing each book they complete a short quiz back in school which demonstrates their understanding of the book. Every now and again they will take an online comprehension test in school which, added to their ongoing quizzing, can change the level of book they are encouraged to read.
You can view what your child has been reading and how well they have been doing by following this link which will take you to our school’s “Home Connect” login page for Accelerated Reader. Your class teachers will have sent home the username and password – if you need this again, please let us know.
For more information on how Accelerated Reader works in general please read the GF Introductory Guide October 2018. If you have any questions, please do ask us.
New – Home Quizzing
From November 2020 you can now complete your Accelerated Reader quizzes at home!
Click here to go to the our special log-in page on the AR website (it has to be this exact link because this is the special page just for our school).
The click on the orange AR logo (not the star test one), enter your log in details and quiz away!
If you can’t remember your child’s login details, please ask your child’s teacher via the school’s adminstaff email address.
We encourage children to read their books carefully so that they can show they have understood the text. The aim is to achieve a success rate of 85% or more. Some books have a Reading Quiz and a Vocabulary Quiz – why not have a go at both?
You can also see how you’re doing against your own personal AR target. How much of the sunflower is filled in? Let your teacher know when you’ve reached your target!