Accelerated Reader

To access Newquay Junior Academy’s Accelerated Reader, click the logo below:

AR Reader

Accelerated Reader is used in our academy from Year 3 to Year 6 to ensure that pupils are reading books that they can both decode and understand. The programme allows teachers to have informed ‘reading conversations’ with pupils so that they can be guided to books that are at the correct level for them and that they enjoy. 

The programme has over 31,000 books for children to quiz on, so they are able to choose books from home or from the library as well as our stock in our library. This allows pupils to make real choices as readers and encourages them to read for pleasure. 

Pupils take a STAR test at the beginning of each term to help teachers place them on an appropriate level. The children then choose and read their book and take an online quiz when they have finished it. The programme tracks the children’s progress against a target which helps to motivate them and to help teachers monitor reading within the class.

For further information for parents please click on the PDF below.

Parent’s Guide to Accelerated Reader

To find out whether a book is part of the programme please go to the Accelerated Bookfinder link.

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

The online book searching tool Accelerated Reader BookFinder can be used to find out the Book Level of your chosen book. This means that you can check the reading level of books you have at home or select from the library. It is important that pupils read books that are closely matched to their reading level to ensure success.