Accelerated Reader Update Autumn 2 Term 2017
Our Accelerated Reader programme is going from strength to strength as we enter our second half term this year.
Last academic year, on average, a child’s reading age at EVS improved by 15 months within the year, owing to the dedicated time to reading, both at home and in school and through children ensuring they are truly comprehending what they are reading, before taking their book quizzes. This was a fantastic result and a good start to our new way of reading at EVS.
This year, so far at the start of Autumn 2 term, I am proud to say that we are further accelerating the reading abilities of the children at EVS. On average, reading ages across the school are 3.5 months higher than at this point last year, whilst children on average have improved their reading ages by 5.5 months since September!
However, within these figures there are children who are making more progress than others. The key attributes of a child, making accelerated progress in their reading are;
- Reading at home every night (updating their reading journals as they go)
- Reading regularly aloud to an adult at home
- Discussing their books with someone at home
- Reading a wide range of different authors and genres
We also see a direct correlation between children improving their reading ages and the quality of their writing improving.
Parents can see how their child is progressing through logging into AR Home Connect (via the link under the Reading section of the EVS website) and using their child’s log in details. Please see your class teacher or the office if you need any further detail on this.