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Accelerated Reader is a system used in increasing numbers of schools in the UK and around the world to promote children’s reading skills and enjoyment.
How does it work?
Children are assessed to determine their reading ability, and can then choose from a range of recommended titles at their reading level. Once they have finished a book, they complete a simple quiz to check that they have read and understood it, and then are given a further list of recommended titles to choose from.
What are the benefits?
Children can build their reading skills and stamina, and are not put off by books that are too basic or too demanding for them. They also have fun completing quizzes and earning points along the way towards individual or class targets. Struggling readers are well supported, and high achievers are encouraged to read books that really engage and challenge them. Teachers can track children’s progress book by book, and tailor recommendations to a child’s individual needs. Above all, children are highly motivated and inspired by successful reading.
Usborne books with Accelerated Reader quizzes
Accelerated Reader quizzes are available for over 400 Usborne books, including Beginners, fiction reads, True Stories and Classics Retold. Covering a wide range of subjects and levels, more titles are being added all the time!
Click on the links to download lists for each age range.
- LY (Lower Years) Usborne books
- MY (Middle Years) Usborne books
- UY (Upper Years) Usborne books
- Spreadsheet showing all Usborne books for which Accelerated Reader quizzes are available
If your school does not participate in the Accelerated Reader programme, why not recommend it?