The Accelerated Reader Program works by identifying a child’s ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) which is essentially a selection of books that will not only match their ability, but will also challenge them and develop their vocabulary. Each child in Y3-6 has sat a short online comprehension test in order to determine their ZPD. Using the outcomes of these tests, children will be directed to choose books from the class library that fall within this range and when they have ﬁnished the book, they will take a short, electronic quiz that assesses their understanding of what they have read. This enables us as teachers to have meaningful discussions about a child’s reading: what they have learnt and how we can help them to develop. It also enables us to closely monitor individual reading progress and ensure that children are selecting books that are challenging enough to meet their individual needs.
At Elburton Primary School, we want pupils to appreciate how valuable and rewarding reading can be and dedicated time is built into our curriculum for independent reading.
To access a parents guide on the scheme please click on the link below.
You can help your child choose books that are both interesting and enjoyable with AR Book Finder.
We have attached a guide to this for your information.