15th September 2023

This academic year we have introduced an accelerated reader program for all of our 1st year students. The aim of this program is to encourage students to read independently.  The program allows students to quiz on books pitched at their individual reading ability as determined by an online Star Reading assessment that determines the level of book that they read. Our teachers will direct students in their selection of books within that level to read. The students will read for 15 minutes four days per week and can read during lunchtime in Book Club, once per week. Within 24 hours of reading a book students should complete a quiz to check for understanding.  This is an online quiz that can be done on PC, laptop, iPad etc. They gain points by passing quizzes. After a period of time the students take a new Star Reading assessment.  They will then be given a new, usually higher, level of books to read.  We look forward to working with our 1st years on this program throughout the year. Further information can be found at:  https://www.renaissance.com/products/accelerated-reader/

‘I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn most’ – Margaret Atwood