Finding the right literary level

GOOD readers at Godmanchester Primary School have won the school national recognition. The school has been awarded the Renaissance Certification level of Model Classroom. The school has improved literacy with the Accelerated Reader Programme. This is a

GOOD readers at Godmanchester Primary School have won the school national recognition.

The school has been awarded the Renaissance Certification level of Model Classroom.

The school has improved literacy with the Accelerated Reader Programme.

This is a learning management system that combines computer technology with traditional reading strategies and a love of reading.


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The pupils take a 10-minute online reading assessment test that adapts to the answers they give, getting progressively harder or easier until the correct level is established.

It also indicates a range of books at the appropriate level for each pupil, thus ensuring that all learners can read at their own ability level.

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Having established the correct range of books for their ability, the pupils then go to the library to choose a book from within that range.

Philip Ellington, headteacher at Godmanchester Primary School said: "The skill of reading is the foundation of everything we do. This reading system has provided motivation, interest and exceptional progress throughout our school.

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