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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Spirit of the Titanic
Written by Nicola Pierce, Illustrated by Emma Byrne
Sonia O'Sullivan

Great Irish Sports Stars

Shooting for the Stars

My Journey to Become Ireland’s First Astronaut

Written by Dr. Norah Patten, Illustrated by Jennifer Farley
Shay Given

Great Irish Sports Stars

Secrets and Shadows

Two friends in a world at war

Scavenger Hunt
Written by Erika McGann, Illustrated by Vince Reid
Rugby Warrior

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

Rugby Spirit

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

Rugby Runner

Ancient Roots, Modern Boots

Rugby Redzone

Sports Academy Book 2

Rugby Rebel

Discovering History - Uncovering Mystery

Rugby Heroes

Ghostly Ground, Deadly Danger