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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Bright Sparks

Amazing Discoveries, Inventions and Designs by Women

The Boldness of Betty

A 1913 Dublin Lockout Novel

Written by Anna Carey, Cover design or artwork by Lauren O'Neill
The Blue Horse
Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey
Blazing a Trail

Irish Women Who Changed the World

Written by Sarah Webb, Illustrated by Lauren O'Neill
Bernard Dunne

Champion of the World

Arrivals

How long can a secret be kept?

Animal Crackers

Fantastic Facts About Your Favourite Animals

Written by Sarah Webb and Alan Nolan
Alice Next Door
Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox
Alice Again
Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox
Aim High

Irish Sports Stars, Trailblazers and Mavericks

Written by Donny Mahoney, Illustrated by Eoin Coveney
Adam's Starling
Written by Gillian Perdue, Illustrated by Barry Reynolds