All Year 7, 8 & 9 students participate in Accelerated Reader. Based upon an assessment, called the STAR Reading Test, the students are given their reading age and a ZPD which guides them to a range of books which are suitable for their understanding and will develop their reading skills. All students are given a reading card which shows their reading age and ZPD. They are also given a zipped A4 wallet to keep their library book in.
The Library has a really excellent selection of books at each level and students are encouraged to choose books for themselves. Time is allocated at the start of every lesson for five minutes reading and there is also opportunity for reading during form time.
Once a book is completed the students need to do a quiz which can be accessed by using a computer in school or at home:
At home find it on the Manshead School website > quick links >AR
We recommend that students should read for at least 15 minutes per day at home. The Accelerated Reader book that each student should have in their bag is ideal for this, but reading any book is good.
If you have any questions about Accelerated Reader please speak to your child’s English teacher, Form Tutor or myself. A guide to Accelerated Reader is available below for download.
Mrs Lowther & Mrs Hopkins