Accelerated Reader - Middle Years

Widely used in schools, Accelerated Reader (see readforpleasure.co.uk) is a collection of books which have been assigned lexical age-ranging using the ATOS for Books measure, and had quizzes created to that students can demonstrate their reading ability and comprehension.

Books that are too easy for children don't give them the challenge they need to make progress. Books that are too complex frustrate them.

Accelerated Reader uses the computer-adaptive STAR Reading test to determine a student's reading age. Teachers get a wealth of feedback, and students are guided towards appropriate books. AR uses either the ATOS or Lexile® measures of text complexity to help children to select books of an appropriate level. This is their 'Zone of Proximal Development' (ZPD).

As children make progress with their reading skills, their ZPD broadens to encompass a wider range of literature.

The titles below have been quizzed for use in the Accelerated Reader programme, widely used in schools, and are considered appropriate to Middle Years readers. Select a range below to see titles deemed appropriate for other age levels

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The Great Big Book of Irish Wildlife

Through the Seasons

Written by Juanita Browne, Illustrated by Barry Reynolds
Blazing a Trail

Irish Women Who Changed the World

Written by Sarah Webb, Illustrated by Lauren O'Neill
Bright Sparks

Amazing Discoveries, Inventions and Designs by Women

Shooting for the Stars

My Journey to Become Ireland’s First Astronaut

Written by Dr. Norah Patten, Illustrated by Jennifer Farley
Dare to Dream

Irish People Who Took on the World (and Won!)

Written by Sarah Webb, Illustrated by Graham Corcoran
The Missing Referee

Croke Park Mice

Written by Ruth Croke and Triona Croke, Illustrated by Audrey Dowling
Animal Crackers

Fantastic Facts About Your Favourite Animals

Written by Sarah Webb and Alan Nolan
The Making of Mollie
Written by Anna Carey, Cover illustration by Lauren O'Neill
Rugby Runner

Ancient Roots, Modern Boots

A Winter of Spies

Ireland’s War of Independence: when the truth can get you killed

Mollie On The March
Written by Anna Carey, Cover illustration by Lauren O'Neill