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Using Accelerated Reader (AR) to Develop and Strengthen a Reading Culture Meeting

Using Accelerated Reader (AR) to Develop and Strengthen a Reading Culture Meeting

This webinar will outline how both Primary and Post Primary schools across Ireland are using  Accelerated Reader (AR) and MyOn to develop and strengthen a culture of reading. It will also show how Accelerated Reader can be used to establish baseline scores for students, and how improvements in comprehension and fluency are measured. Accelerated Reader is generally aimed at students who already have the basics of reading from around 2nd Class, right up to Junior Cycle students. It compliments programmes such as Literacy Lift Off very well and really motivates students in Primary schools, or those starting Post Primary, to engage fully in reading for pleasure. The results of the baseline test relate closely to both the Drumcondra and Micra-T scores and all results are stored automatically on a spreadsheet with no need for correction. Many Post Primary schools use the online reading test with First Year students to establish their standard of reading as they enter the school, and the test can be given a number of times during a school year to monitor progress.

Pat Hanrahan, the facilitator, has used Accelerated Reader over many years in his own school and will outline how it is set up and its benefits. He will also answer any questions from Principals or teachers about the programme. Areas covered in the webinar include;

  • Outline of the Accelerated Reader baseline reading test,
  • The set-up of reading books/library to suit the Accelerated Reader system,
  • Monitoring students reading and checking data on student progress,
  • How Accelerated Reader ensures that students are reading at the right level of challenge,
  • Extensive School Reports available to measure reading progress and identify areas of improvement (all student reading and comprehension data is available), and
  • How myON provides access to up to 5,800 new digital books for every student in the school.

Course Properties

Course date 30-03-2022 7:00 pm
Course End Date 30-03-2022 8:00 pm
Capacity 40
Cut off date 30-03-2022 11:30 am
Individual Price Free
Speaker Pat Hanrahan
Number Hours .5
Location Online (via Zoom)
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Eircode - R95 RH97

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