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Tag: Accelerated Reader

Who’s afraid of the big, bad, digital library?

Have you ever explored the idea of utilising a digital library? In this blog post, we’re exploring some of the benefits of a digital library and how these can help to overcome barriers that libraries are facing today.

Celebrating Women in Sport

With the Women’s World Cup well underway in Paris, take a look at these books that cover a diverse range of fantastic sportswomen to inspire your young readers!

Let’s take a journey back in time…

Here at Renaissance, we’ve been accelerating learning for all for over 30 years. And it all started with a mother who wanted to share her love of reading with her children… read the story of Renaissance’s humble beginnings in the US all the way until today.

If you like this – try this!

We know that book recommendations can be tricky. So we’ve come up with series similar to your students’ favourites to keep them hooked on reading!

Accelerated Reader for struggling readers

Reading can be a struggle for many children. In this blog, we highlight some books and series perfect for encouraging struggling readers to get stuck in to a book along with their classmates!

Developing a Trust-wide reading strategy (with Accelerated Reader)

By Gary Hillyard, Assistant Headteacher

In this guest post, Gary Hillyard talks about his Trust-wide reading strategy and why they’ve evolved the use of Accelerated Reader beyond small intervention programmes to become the backbone of reading in all the Trust’s schools.

So… why is ‘Mr Greedy’ as hard to read as ‘Of Mice and Men’?

In this blog post, we explain Accelerated Reader book levels, how they’re decided, and why they sometimes seem surprising!

AR quizzes for the World Book Day books are live!

We are delighted to announce that all twelve of the £1 World Book Day 2019 books – plus one which is only available in Ireland – are now available to quiz on Accelerated Reader. Find the quiz information in this blog!

What Kids Are Reading 2019 – The Big Launch!

Now in its eleventh year, our annual What Kids Are Reading report is worth making a big deal out of!

Guest Blog: Bringing clarity and reality to school assessments

By Simon Pritchard, Headteacher

Like many schools, when levels were removed from primary assessment, we thought that the adoption of ‘Emerging, Developing and Secure’ would give us a solid way of assessing and measuring learning progression.


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Monthly Quiz List

Each month, we publish a list of the new AR quizzes released in the previous month.

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Partners & Special Offers

We work with carefully selected partners who share our mission of accelerating learning for all and provide services that complement our programmes.

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Monthly Quiz List

Each month, we publish a list of the new AR quizzes released in the previous month.

June 2019

Previous months


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Key Awards and Lists

We aim to quiz all of the books from the major awards and reading promotions. See below for details of AR quizzed books on recent lists.