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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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The Leprechaun Who Wished He Wasn't
Written by Siobhán Parkinson, Illustrated by Donald Teskey
The Lough Neagh Monster
Written by Sam McBratney, Illustrated by Donald Teskey
Amy's Wonderful Nest
Written by Gordon Snell, Illustrated by Fergus Lyons
Ribbit, Ribbit
Written by Anne Marie Herron, Illustrated by Stephen Hall
Muckeen the Pig
Written by and Illustrated by Fergus Lyons
No Shoes for Tom
Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs
Fireman Sinead
Written by Anna Donovan, Illustrated by Susan Cooper
Sinead the Dancer
Written by Anna Donovan, Illustrated by Susan Cooper
Katie's Caterpillars
Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Stephen Hall
A Garden for Tom
Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs
Katie's Cake
Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Stephen Hall
Trouble for Tuffy

A Katie and Ted Story

Written by Ann Bermingham, Illustrated by Marie Burlington
Barry's New Bed
Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Moira McNamara