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
Adam's Starling
Written by Gillian Perdue, Illustrated by Barry Reynolds
Hannah in the Spotlight

Star Club Book 1

Milo and One Dead Angry Druid

The Milo Adventures: Book 1

Written by and Illustrated by Mary Arrigan, Cover illustration by Neil Price
Rugby Heroes

Ghostly Ground, Deadly Danger

Rugby Rebel

Discovering History - Uncovering Mystery

Rugby Warrior

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

Secrets and Shadows

Two friends in a world at war

Starring Meg

Star Club Book 2

The Midnight Carnival

Step right up, don't be shy