Reading

Reading

For Years 2-6 we use the Accelerated Reader programme.

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 has understood what has been read.

 

Teachers may assist pupils by:

· Guiding them to books appropriate to their ability and interests

· Asking probing questions as your child reads and before quizzing

· Pairing your child with others, reading with or reading to your child.

Since they are reading books at their own reading and interest levels, most children are likely to be successful and enjoy the books and quizzes. Best of all they learn and grow at their own pace.

How can I help my child become a better reader?

As with anything, performance improves with practice. According to Renaissance Learning’s research, children who read at least 20 minutes a day with a 90% comprehension rate on AR quizzes see the greatest gains. Encourage your child to read at home, discuss books, ask questions about what they have read and visit your local library.

What is a STAR Reading test?

STAR Reading is used to determine your child’s reading level. It is a computer based reading assessment program that uses computer- adaptive technology. Questions continually adjust to your child’s responses. If the child’s response is correct, the difficulty level is increased. If the child cannot answer a question or answers incorrectly, the difficulty level is reduced. The test uses multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 10 minutes.

What is a Book Level?

Book Levels are reported using the ATOSTM readability formula and represent the difficulty of the text. The levels range from 0.5–13.5. Books are chosen based on the ZPD range recommended for each pupil by STAR Reading.

What is a Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)?

ZPD is the range of books that will challenge a child without causing frustration or loss of motivation. Your child will receive a ZPD, or reading range after taking a STAR Reading test. It is important for children to read with a high degree of comprehension and within his/her ZPD.

What are points?

Every book that has an AR Reading Practice Quiz is given a points value. AR points are based on the length of the book (number of words). Pupils earn a percentage of points according to how well they pass the quiz.

What is Interest Level?

The Interest level indicates for which age group a book is appropriate, based on the content and themes. These are recommendations only and teachers are recommended to use their professional judgement when guiding pupils.

We are Reading

 

 

Useful Dates

Feb
2
Thu
3:15 pm Y4, Y5 & Y6 Dodgeball Club
Y4, Y5 & Y6 Dodgeball Club
Feb 2 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y4, Y5 & Y6 Dodgeball Club
from Thursday 12 January and then every week until Thursday 09 February
Feb
3
Fri
3:15 pm Y4, Y5 & Y6 Football Practice
Y4, Y5 & Y6 Football Practice
Feb 3 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y4, Y5 & Y6 Football Practice
from Friday 13 January and then every week until Friday 03 February
3:15 pm Y6 Robinwood Residential Trip Me...
Y6 Robinwood Residential Trip Me...
Feb 3 @ 3:15 pm
Y6 Robinwood Residential Trip Meeting
in the Y6 classroom for all parents/carers regarding the upcoming residential trip, we look forward to seeing you there!
Feb
6
Mon
3:15 pm Y3 & Y4 Cricket Club
Y3 & Y4 Cricket Club
Feb 6 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y3 & Y4 Cricket Club
from Monday 16 January and then every week until Monday 06 February
Feb
7
Tue
all-day Spring Term Swimming
Spring Term Swimming
Feb 7 all-day
Spring Term Swimming
Year 4 will be swimming this term starting on Tuesday 03 January and every Tuesday thereafter until Tuesday 28 March
3:15 pm Choir Rehearsals
Choir Rehearsals
Feb 7 @ 3:15 pm – 3:55 pm
Choir Rehearsals
from Tuesday 13 September and then every week to the end of the academic year [excluding holidays]
3:15 pm Y1 & Y2 Mindfulness Club
Y1 & Y2 Mindfulness Club
Feb 7 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y1 & Y2 Mindfulness Club
from Tuesday 17 January and then every week until Tuesday 07 February

Contact

Oxford Road, Burnley BB11 3HP

Tel: 01282 437277

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