Home Reading Books/Accelerated Reader.
At St. John’s, we encourage our children to share their love of reading at home with their families. Nursery children choose a reading book from the library to read for pleasure and take home to enjoy with their families. Reception to Year 1 take home their decodable reading books which is linked to the Read Write Inc phonics programme. Once the children have completed their phonics programme, they will then follow the Accelerated Reader programme for their home reading book. Each reading book is carefully selected to match their individual understanding of reading comprehension. All children complete an initial ‘Star Reading Assessment’ which provides them with a ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) level. This provides children with a range in which they can select books - matched to their accurate reading level. Once the children have finished reading a book, they then complete a quiz. The quiz assesses and checks their understanding of the text.