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Kate Greenaway Shortlist 2014

Every book shortlisted for the 2014 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal has a reading practice quiz available for Accelerated Reader. The shortlist was announced on 18 March. The winner will be revealed on Monday 23 June.

World War I Collections

As schools mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, they will be thinking of ways to incorporate reading about the war into the history curriculum. Libraries will be focusing on the subject as it is in the news over the course of the year. To help with this, we have pulled together some […]

World Book Day 2014

Eight of the 2014 World Book Day books are available for quizzing with Accelerated Reader. Additionally, the Irish edition by Mary Arrigan is also available. We regret that two of the books, Fun with the Worst Witch and Little Book Day Parade have been deemed non-quizzable.

New format for Literacy Skills quizzes and a new quiz

A new format for Literacy Skills (LS) quizzes has been created for Accelerated Reader, which will allow more quizzes to be made available. The new LS Quiz item banks have 24 or 30 items; previously they had 36 or 60 items. Students will still be able to take an LS quiz up to three times […]

Talisman 2 from Phonic Books quizzed for AR

The Talisman 2 series has just been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. Published by Phonic Books, this series aims to plug gaps in older students’ understanding of phonics. Hi/Lo books such as these are often very popular with AR users, so we are pleased to have made them available for quizzing. The books follow the first […]

Picture books and top requests among new Accelerated Reader quizzes

Several top titles have been quizzed recently for Accelerated Reader. Some highly-requested titles have been made available for quizzing, including books by Chris Bradford and Derek Landy, as well as a range of great picture books for Lower Years readers. In addition, the popular non-fiction Dream to Win series from Franklin Watts has been updated […]

How can I secure my Renaissance Place site and prevent quizzing from home?

The license agreement for Accelerated Reader explicitly prohibits allowing students to take quizzes from home. There are two main reasons for this: one is to protect the integrity of quiz results and the other is to maintain the security of your Renaissance Place (RP) site.

Dockside: quizzes now available for Stage 3

Stage 3 of the Dockside series has now been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. Published by Rising Stars, Dockside appeals to older children by introducing themes that interest them, while using carefully selected vocabulary to make them accessible to struggling readers. The eighteenth book in the stage, titled Whatever, is typical of the series. The plot […]

Neil Gaiman and Mark Haddon books just quizzed for Accelerated Reader

Several books from popular authors have been quizzed for Accelerated Reader recently. In this update we bring news about books from Neil Gaiman and Mark Haddon as well as a popular series by Jenny Han set in successive summertimes.

Demon Dentist and other top titles quizzed for AR

A raft of books from popular authors has just been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. Demon Dentist by David Walliams has been in high demand among teachers and librarians, while new Barrington Stoke books from Chris Bradford and Tom Palmer will be instant hits with ninja- and football-loving struggling and reluctant readers. Andy Robb’s witty Geekhood […]

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