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Accelerated Reader - Lower 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 Lower Years readers. Select a range below to see titles deemed appropriate for other age levels

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We're Going to the Zoo!
Written by and By (artist) Sarah Bowie
Go To Sleep, Hoglet
Written by and Illustrated by Bex Sheridan
Where Are You, Puffling?

An Irish Adventure

Written by Gerry Daly and Erika McGann
Eva and the Perfect Rain

A Rainy Irish Tale

Let's See Ireland!
Written by and Illustrated by Sarah Bowie
The Children of Lir

Ireland's Favourite Legend

Written by Laura Ruth Maher, Illustrated by Conor Busuttil
The Night-time Cat and the Plump, Grey Mouse

A Trinity College Tale

Written by Erika McGann, By (artist) Lauren O'Neill
Barney Goose

A Wild Atlantic Way Adventure

Written by and Illustrated by Carol Ann Treacy
Wee Donkey's Treasure Hunt

An adventure around Ireland

Written by Erika McGann, Illustrated by Gerry Daly
Finn's First Song

A Whaley Big Adventure

Written by and Illustrated by Gerry Daly
A Galway Fairytale
Written by and Illustrated by Caitriona Sweeney
Our Big Day
Written by Bob Johnston, Illustrated by Michael Emberley
Murphy's Law
Written by Muireann ní Chíobháin, Illustrated by Paul Nugent