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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Rugby Spirit

A new school, a new sport, an old mystery...

Rugby Flyer

Haunting history, thrilling tries

Rugby Heroes

Ghostly Ground, Deadly Danger

Rugby Rebel

Discovering History - Uncovering Mystery

Rugby Warrior

Back in school. Back in sport. Back in time.

Bernard Dunne

Champion of the World

Tomi

Tomi Reichental's Holocaust Story

Gaelic Spirit

Field of Dreams ... Home of History

The Boldness of Betty

A 1913 Dublin Lockout Novel

Written by Anna Carey, Cover illustration by Lauren O'Neill
Under the Hawthorn Tree

Children of the Famine

Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey, Cover illustration by PJ Lynch
Wildflower Girl
Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey, Cover illustration by PJ Lynch
The Blue Horse
Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey
Fields of Home
Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey and PJ Lynch
Football Spirit

United they Stand, United they Soar