Books & Quizzes Blog - Page 5
By Cecelia Powell, Managing Editor
There is a lot of excitement in the Renaissance Learning office today to celebrate our 27,000th Reading Practice quiz for Accelerated Reader.
Last year, over 200,000 students in approximately 1,500 schools received books as part of the Bookbuzz scheme. Bookbuzz is back once again this autumn with a brand new set of books. Run by Booktrust, Bookbuzz aims to get great books into the hands of Year 7 and 8 students. The initiative enables schools to give […]
Every book shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal has a reading practice quiz available for Accelerated Reader. The shortlist was announced on 17 March. The winner will be revealed on Monday 22 June.
Every book shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal has a reading practice quiz available for Accelerated Reader, except for Shaun Tan’s Rules of Summer. The shortlist was announced on 17 March. The winner will be revealed on Monday 22 June.
Nine of the special £1 books for World Book Day 2015 are now available to quiz on Accelerated Reader! The Irish edition by Kate McGann is also available. We have full details of the books, Book Levels and Interest Levels.
As Christmas approaches, students will be reaching for books to get them in the festive spirit. We have searched through the archives to bring you a collection of books with Accelerated Reader quizzes that will keep your students gripped over the Christmas holidays.
This week has seen the release of quizzes for three high-profile books by best-selling authors Jacqueline Wilson, Holly Smale and Jeff Kinney.
It’s Halloween on Friday; a day of spooky frights and things that go bump in the night. While the shops are full of ghoulish sweets and children are plotting their tricks and treats, why not encourage them to pick up a book with a Halloween theme? We have scoured through the AR quizzes to pick […]
We have recently released reading practice quizzes on two series of Hi/Lo books from Axis Education. These books are carefully written for students with low reading ages, but have plot lines that will appeal to older readers. By using culturally relevant settings and situations, the books are an engaging take on daily life for students and young adults. We asked some members of our quiz editing team to give their thoughts on the series.
As well as supporting reluctant and struggling readers, Renaissance Learning is always on the lookout for new books to engage the gifted and talented readers in schools. Three recently approved quizzes from Peirene Press fall into this category.