Reading for Pleasure and developing reading comprehension skills are valued highly at Hazel Oak. With this in mind we have adopted the Accelerated Reader system to encourage, develop and monitor pupils’ reading.
We launched Accelerated Reader in September 2017 to coincide with the official opening of our in new School Library; pupil engagement in Reading and progress has been significant.
The Accelerated Reader program is a simple and effective way of helping pupils to choose books that are at the appropriate level for them. Pupils read independently and take a Quiz on their school iPad to check comprehension. There are Quizzes available for thousands of books! The program calculates how many words a pupil has read and teachers monitor progress, advising when it is time to move up a level.
We already have a pupil who has read over 1 million words since September!