As part of Wellacre Academy's continued commitment to raising literacy across the curriculum, your son has been enrolled onto the Accelerated Reading programme.
Accelerated Reader increases reading progress through the provision of age-appropriate and ability-appropriate books, which are supported by comprehension quizzes to check your sons understanding of the books he is reading. Every student in Year 7, 8 and 9 is enrolled onto the programme in order to support reading progress and to stop reading gaps opening at this crucial time in their education.
Your son has already taken the initial Accelerated Reader test and a ZPD score has been issued to ensure every student selects the correct level of book. At the end of each book they read the students will take a quiz to check their comprehension.
As part of the programme, we expect your son to have their Accelerated Reader book with them every day for use during DEAR time (Drop Everything and Read), and for reading at the start of lessons. We understand that your son may have his own books that he wants to read for Accelerated Reader and this is fine, providing they are the correct book level (ZPD) and have an Accelerated Reader quiz to with them.
For further information please read: PARENT GUIDE TO AR
AR Book Find
AR bookfind.co.uk is a useful website that will enable your son and yourselves to search for books and check if they are on the Accelerated Reader Program. The website will also provide information on the ZPD level of the book and will also provide information on other authors and book titles that may be of interest to your son.
You can find this information for the book at: www.arbookfind.co.uk
For further information please read: AR BOOKFINDER PARENT GUIDE
Quizzing from Home
As part of your son's homework schedule we recommend that he reads aloud to you for twenty minutes, three times a week and we would appreciate your support with their reading. If your son has completed a book and is ready to quiz, he is able to do so via the Accelerated Reader website. He will need to logon to AR via the student intranet portal, which can be found on the Wellacre Website. He will then be asked to enter the details of the book that he would like to quiz on and then will complete it. Please ensure your son records the book detail in his homework planner (Reading Log on page 17).
Home Connect improves the school-to-home connection by allowing you to view your son's reading practice and progress made towards his targets. As parents you will be able to specify up to six email addresses to receive automatic updates on your son's progress.
You will be able to log in to Home Connect via the following link: HOME CONNECT