St Michael's Primary School

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St Michael's Book Guide

As children enter school, we assign them to a specific level of book based on their word reading skills and their ability to understand and explain what they are reading. Earlier book levels, up to ATOS level 3.5, are linked to their phonics phases.


When children complete the RWI programme, they will move onto the Accelerated Reader programme. At this point, usually in Year 2, they will be assessed using the Star Reading assessment from Accelerated Reader to identify their reading age and ATOS level.  Accelerated Reader gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help the child set targets for their reading, build a picture of their progress and support children with their book choices.


Children's reading is monitored by the class teacher and also the leadership team through pupil progress meetings.