This webinar will outline how both Primary and Post Primary schools across Ireland are using Accelerated Reader (AR) and MyOn to develop and strengthen a culture of reading. It will also show how AR can be used to establish baseline scores for students, and how improvements in comprehension and fluency are measured. AR is generally aimed at students who already have the basics of reading from around 2nd Class up to Junior Certificate students. It compliments programmes such as Literacy Lift Off very well and really motivates students in Primary school, or those starting Post Primary, to engage fully in reading for pleasure. The results of the baseline test relate closely to both the Drumcondra and Micra-T scores and all results are stored automatically on a spreadsheet with no need for correction. Many Post Primary schools use the online reading test with first year students to establish their standard of reading as they enter the school, and the test can be given a number of times during a school year to monitor progress.
Pat Hanrahan, the facilitator, has used AR over many years in his own school and will outline how it is set up and its benefits. He will also answer any questions from participants about the programme.
Areas covered in the webinar include;
|Course date||28-09-2021 4:30 pm|
|Course End Date||28-09-2021 5:30 pm|
|Cut off date||28-09-2021 10:00 am|
|Location||Online (via Zoom)|