At Broadway, we encourage children to read a range of fiction genres and also explore a variety of non-fiction texts both in and out of school. We challenge our children to read 5 times per week at home. We believe that reading is the cornerstone of learning and we place great importance upon developing our children as passionate and confident lifelong readers. We intend to create fluent readers who have an appreciation and a love of reading.
Every child is encouraged to read 5 times per week and record this in their home reading journal. These are checked weekly by their class teacher. All children who have read 5 times per week are placed into a prize draw which takes place during our celebration assembly every Friday afternoon. A class winner is selected and they then receive a prize.
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computer-based management system that helps teachers manage and monitor our children’s independent reading practice and progress.
Your child picks a book at their own level and reads it at their own pace. When finished, your child takes a short book-based quiz within the AR system. Passing the quiz (with a score of 85% or more) is an indication that your child understood what was read. The children receive certificates and prizes to celebrate their achievements.
AR gives children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results which the teacher then uses to help set your child targets and goals and to direct ongoing reading practice and book choice.
The children take a STAR Assessment to establish their book level. Their STAR level is tested every term to see how they have progressed.
Why are we using Accelerated Reader?
• Accelerated Reader is proven to help children become
• Accelerated Reader encourages children to read more
and rewards them for their effort and achievement
• When children read books at their appropriate level
they experience success and grow in confidence and
• The teachers work with children to set appropriate
targets based on each child's reading ability
• Children can choose their own books to read. This
makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as
they can choose books that are interesting to them
As well as being about promoting reading and academic
achievement, AR is also about enjoyment of reading and
creating a real culture of reading at Broadway Junior
Thank you for your support.