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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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Amy's Wonderful Nest
Written by Gordon Snell, Illustrated by Fergus Lyons
Anna's Secret Granny
Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Phillip Morrison
Bad Hair Day
Written by Catherine Doolan, Illustrated by Maeve Kelly
Barney Goose

A Wild Atlantic Way Adventure

Written by and Illustrated by Carol Ann Treacy
Barry's New Bed
Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Moira McNamara
Best-Loved Irish Legends
Written by Eithne Massey, Illustrated by Lisa Jackson
The Big Brother
Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Alan Clarke