Loreto Secondary School
St Michael's

Accelerated Reader

Loreto Navan Accelerated Reader Programme

To take a Star Reader Test click here

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As part of our school literacy development we have introduced the Accelerated Reader Programme for all 1st year students. This is a reading programme tailored for each student aimed at improving their literacy and encouraging them to read.

Aims of the programme

  • Improve literacy and comprehension skills.
  • Develop a love of reading.
  • Increase students reading age.

How it works

  • Students take an online reading test called a Star Reading Test. This gives a reading age for students and identifies the zone of proximal development (zpd) which guides students to read books targeted at their ability individual ability and allowing them to develop as readers.
  • The ZPD Levels are numbered and colour coded, making it easy to identify which books to choose from.
  • When a student has read a book, they then complete a short online quiz.
  • Each quiz allows us to track a student’s progress and helps to improve student’s literacy.
  • Students will receive a report on the quiz showing them ow well they have done. Their teacher will also receive a report, that will enable them to assist students in further reading choices.
  • Students earn points from their quizzes, and they can earn rewards.

Parents role

  • Encourage your daughter to spend approximately 20 minutes reading each evening.
  • Encourage paired reading for reluctant readers.
  • Show an interest in your daughters reading – ask what she is reading, who is the author, what her opinion is of the plot etc.
  • Read a book yourself – or read the same book, so you can compare your opinions.
  • Encourage your daughter to use the school library and reading room. The library is open every day for the first half hour of lunch.
  • Students will need to have their AR book in their bag at all times. Please encourage them to read and return books on time for the system to work.
Oct 26
2020
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Nov 02
2020
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Dec 23
2020
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Jan 28
2021
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