Accelerated Reader and ELLs
Accelerated Reader promotes reading growth in all students, but it is especially effective with English language learners for the following reasons:
1. It encourages large amounts of reading practice, which builds background knowledge and reading endurance.
2. It enables individualization so that every student reads at an appropriate level and learns vocabulary at an optimum pace.
3.It verifies comprehension—our research shows that all students make the most reading gains when they average 85 percent on quizzes.
4.It provides a constant stream of data that can be used for monitoring, guidance, and intervention.
5. It gets students excited about reading, which is fundamental to success in school.