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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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Muckeen the Pig
Written by and Illustrated by Fergus Lyons
Danny Brown and the Big Surprise
Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor, Coloured by Alan Nolan
Danny Brown and his Daft Dog
Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor, Coloured by Alan Nolan
Best-Loved Irish Legends
Written by Eithne Massey, Illustrated by Lisa Jackson
Mad Grandad and the Kleptoes
Written by and Illustrated by Oisín McGann
Mad Grandad and the Robot Garden
Written by and By (artist) Oisín McGann
Mad Grandad and the Flying Saucer
Written by and By (artist) Oisín McGann
Conor's Cowboy Suit
Written by Gillian Perdue, Illustrated by Michael Connor
Danny Brown and the Monster Toothbrush
Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor, Coloured by Alan Nolan
Fireman Sinead
Written by Anna Donovan, Illustrated by Susan Cooper
The Day Henry Met ... a dog
Written by and By (artist) Gilly