Once children at our school progress through the Read Write Inc programme for phonics and reading, they begin to use our Accelerated Reader system for daily reading in school.


We call this ‘E.R.I.C’ time! Everyone Reading In Class.


Children can watch their progress grow as they see the ‘Reading Rocket’ zoom up the vapour trail when they quiz and can keep track of their ongoing word count totals.


What is Accelerated Reader? 

Accelerated Reader is a computer programme that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his own level (based upon their results of the Star Reading Test) and reads it at their own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.

Accelerated Reader gives children, teachers and parents feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.










When children need a little extra support with their Reading skills or we want to give them more practise time, we use Lexia® Core5® Reading, a fun computer-based programme.

The activities in Core5 support and build on our classroom curriculum and focus on developing reading skills in six areas:

  1. phonological awareness
  2. phonics
  3. structural analysis
  4. fluency
  5. vocabulary
  6. comprehension.


How does Lexia Core5 work?

Children begin Core5 at a starting point that fits their needs and work online on activities throughout the week.

Online activities include direct instruction and feedback as your child learns new skills.

Progress and performance in the programme are reported so teachers can provide help when needed.

Paper-and-pencil activities are also used for practice and may be done in school or brought home.

Achievement certificates may be sent home to celebrate success and to show progress in the programme.