Literacy Support and Accelerated Reader
Accelerated Reader is a reading program that encourages reading and helps develop reading skills.
Students will take a ‘Star Reader Test’. This test will assess their reading ability and generate a ZPD number. Students then have to select a book that is within their ZPD; this will ensure the book is appropriate, not to difficult or easy to ensure they make progress.
Once a student has read a book, they will take an Accelerated Reader quiz to ensure they have understood it. Students will gain points if they achieve a score over 70%. The more words within the book, the more points they gain.
At the end of every term, students will take a ‘Star Reader Test’ to track their progress and update their ZPD number.
AR school site (book testing) Take a Book Test
School site (AR achievement)
Book checker (If it is an AR book)
Literacy across the curriculum
Literacy is essential to learning in all subjects across the curriculum. An effective use of language is necessary to develop knowledge, understanding and skills. At Croesyceiliog, it is our aim to develop learners who use language with confidence, both independently and collaboratively, and in a range of contexts and roles.
Listed below are a number of websites pupils can use in order to improve their literacy skills.
- BBC Skillswise: Punctuation
- BBC Skillswise: Apostrophes
- BBC Skillswise: Commas
- BBC KS3 Grammar and Spelling