To develop a love of reading in our school, St Anne’s has implemented Accelerated Reader, a reading programme which closely monitors children’s reading performance, their progress and informs teachers of any targets or areas to focus on. This is child-led; children can choose the book they wish to read, depending on the ZPD level set from the STAR reading test. These tests are to be completed by every child in each half term and the first week of school in September.
Our children develop reading skills most effectively when they read appropriately challenging books – difficult enough to keep them engaged but not so difficult that they become frustrated. This is their ‘Zone of Proximal Development’ (ZPD)
AR gives children significantly greater choice in levelled books and quizzes than any comparable reading programme.
Over 27,000 reading practice quizzes are available on books from over 300 publishers and imprints. Independent of any publishing interests and suitable for students of primary and secondary age, AR ensures that there are plenty of books to interest every reader available on the programme.
Research-based recommendations underpin the best practices for AR implementation. The importance of daily personalised reading practice cannot be overstated. Recent studies indicate that when students spend 25 minutes a day reading suitably challenging books which they successfully comprehend (demonstrated by achieving 90% or more on the reading practice quiz), then they will achieve optimal reading age growth. This is the power of personalised practice.
Your child’s username and passwords can be found in reading records
For log-on enquiries, they should see their class teacher.
Discover suitable books here: http://www.arbookfind.co.uk/
Log into the server here: https://ukhosted39.renlearn.co.uk/2246662/
Track your child’s progress here: https://ukhosted39.renlearn.co.uk/2246662/HomeConnect
Frequently Asked Questions: https://help.renlearn.co.uk/HC/HCParentGuideEnglish
For more information please view our AR Parent Guide on the link below
This guide is designed to answer your questions about helping your child learn to read and Accelerated Reader. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.