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Accelerated Reader for Parents - Thurs 16th Nov

14th Nov 2017



Accelerated Reader is a great way of encouraging your child to read more. Each child begins this programme by taking a computer based quiz which gives them a level. They choose books within this level from the class library. All P4-P7 classes participate in this and children are given time to read books in school and we encourage them to read at home. After finishing their book, each child takes a computer based quiz which tests how accurately they have been reading. In school we convert these scores into points which children can collect and exchange for prizes (wear your slippers in class, voucher for a canteen break etc.). Please support us in this by:

  •  encouraging your child to read accurately,
  • ask them how many points they have accumulated
  •  remind them to take a quiz in school.

Quiz times are: Wednesday, Thursday at 8.30am. P4 pupils will begin AR very soon and to celebrate this they are having some book themed activities in the library on Thursday 16th November.     

An information session is planned so that parents can learn more about AR.


Please come along to learn about AR and how you may best support your child.

This session is aimed at P4 parents but anyone can come. If you would like to attend the time is as follows: Thursday 16th November 9.00am.         

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Mrs Montgomery