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Accelerated Reader ProgrammeFebruary 24th, 2015
To promote reading in Gaelscoil Donncha Rua, pupils from second to sixth class are taking part in the Accelerated Reader Programme. Pupils read books at their appropriate reading level, and then take quizzes online which help motivate the pupils as well as monitoring their reading performance. Each book is assigned a book level and an amount of points that the pupil can obtain by passing a quiz based on that book. Each pupil has been given a unique password and user name by their teacher, which they use to log into the Accelerated Reader website, where they can take the quizzes. The target for passing a quiz is a score of 60%. Throughout the course of the year, teachers and parents can easily monitor the progress a pupil is making.
Our Local Library is currently organising books to facilitate this programme. They will colour code all the books that we will use and categorize them into the appropriate reading age. We are extremely gratetful for all the libraians help and dedication to this programme and our school is delighted to work closely with our local library to encouage and promote a love of books and the joy of reading.