The new ‘Starbooks’ resource area at has become the control centre for our brand new Accelerated Reader scheme! The name for the new resource centre was chosen by the students. Accelerated Reader is a new reading programme that all students in Years 7 and 8 are following. This programme encourages students to read books which are specially selected for them whilst allowing teachers to monitor students’ vocabulary growth, literacy skills and reading. We have more than 6000 books for students to choose from so there is always something for everyone!
Once a student has completed a book , quizzes help to check comprehension and encourages them to read more books. For every 100% scored a certificate is awarded and they are entered into a prize draw!
Special rewards are given to those students who are in the Millionaires’ Club. Members of this club are students who have read over a million words!
So far, Accelerated Reader has been a great success! Our aim is to improve reading levels across the school, however more importantly we want to encourage a love of reading in students which will stay with them throughout the rest of their lives.