Curriculum Vital

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    What Kids Are Reading is an independent study written by Keith Topping, Professor of Education and Social Research at Dundee University.

    It is published annually by Renaissance Learning.

    As part of the What Kids Are Reading report, Renaissance Learning have compiled all the data taken from the schools who participate in their Accelerated Reader scheme. Within this you can see which books the children have voted for as their favourites. They have the option to rate the books in four ways: One of the best books I have ever read; A very good book; An OK book and Not a good book. These were then used to create an average book rating.

    To see the whole report go to What Kids Are Reading where you can download it and get full details year by year.

    logo_ar.pngWhat is Accelerated Reader?

    Accelerated Reader [AR] produces an average of two years' reading age growth in just one academic year while promoting reading for pleasure.

    AR is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice. With AR, teachers can create a reading programme to meet the needs of every student.

    Using information generated by software, teachers can help students select books that are difficult enough to keep them challenged, but not too difficult to cause frustration. In addition, it helps teachers to monitor students' vocabulary growth, literacy skills development and reading skills taught through other reading schemes.

    What books are children enjoying the most?

    From the data in the What Kids Are Reading report we have compiled the top books as voted for by the children themselves. Click below to see them now.

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    Favourite Books within Primary Schools

    RankBookAuthor
    1Harry Potter & the Philosopher's StoneJ.K. Rowling
    2Harry Potter & the Prisoner of AzkabanJ.K. Rowling
    3Harry Potter & the Goblet of FireJ.K. Rowling
    4Catching FireSuzanne Collins
    5Harry Potter & the Order of the PhoenixJ.K. Rowling
    6Girl OnlineZoe Sugg
    7The Hunger GamesSuzanne Collins
    8Harry Potter & the Deathly HallowsJ.K. Rowling
    9The House of HadesRick Riordan
    10Harry Potter & the Chamber of SecretsJ.K. Rowling

    Favourite Books within Secondary Schools

    RankBookAuthor
    1Girl OnlineZoe Sugg
    2Girl Online: On TourZoe Sugg
    3Harry Potter & the Deathly HallowsJ.K. Rowling
    4Harry Potter & the Order of the PhoenixJ.K. Rowling
    5The EnemyCharlie Higson
    6The Blood of OlympusRick Riordan
    7The Son of NeptuneRick Riordan
    8All The Bright PlacesJennifer Niven
    9The Mark of AthenaRick Riordan
    10The House of HadesRick Riordan