ReadingAt Long Sutton Primary School we believe that it is important to help children develop a life-long love of reading. It is also essential that they develop good comprehension skills in reading, enabling them to develop their learning in other areas of the curriculum and extend their knowledge and understanding of the English language.

We have decided that Accelerated Reader is a good way to motivate and inspire children to read for pleasure whilst at the same time giving them opportunities to develop their comprehension skills.

Accelerated Reader supports the teaching of reading by helping us to monitor children’s progress and highlight the next steps in their learning. It gives children the opportunity to choose from a wide range of books at their reading level and also gives them extra incentives in the form of points and rewards.

In School:
ReadingChildren will have a taught Guided Reading session once a week with their teacher. On each of the other days they will have at least 20 minutes sustained, quiet, independent reading time. The younger children will read individually to an adult at least once a week. Children will also be taught reading strategies through English lessons and will have many opportunities to practise their skills across the whole curriculum.

At Home:
The school expects that all children will read daily. It is essential that the younger children read to an adult for a sustained period and that the older children read for at least 20 minutes at a time either to themselves or to an adult. Research proves that reading for less than 20 minutes does not help improve reading, so we ask that children do have this block of daily reading time. We would also encourage you to read books (other than their reading book) to your child as often as possible.

Ways to support you child reading at home

Accelerated Reader

Our KS2 children use Accelerated Reader to support their reading.


What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?

AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set targets and direct on-going reading practice. Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.

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