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Library and Literacy

Our students are very lucky to have such a well stocked and vibrant library at the Academy which is run by staff who are passionate about books and reading. This encourages students to develop an ethos of reading for enjoyment in our Academy with our varied and interesting range of books for students to take out on loan. 

While most of our books are new, we are constantly augmenting our stock with good quality donations.  We would happily welcome any books that are no longer needed that may be gifted to the library – please pass any to Mrs Probets, our Academy librarian.

We also have a Library twitter link - @SAA_Library - for news and updates.

To view our interactive website linked to the library, click here – please take a moment to explore the resource -  you can also download the free app! 

We don’t charge for overdue books but we do ask for damaged or lost books to be reimbursed or replaced.

Accelerated Reader is a computer based reading program that is designed to encourage and improve students’ reading.  Students take a STAR reading test to determine their reading levels (ZPD score).  They then use this to choose suitable books to read.  Every class in year 7 and 8 spend time in the library for Accelerated Reader lessons.  Once they have finished reading a book, they quiz on it, aiming to maintain a 85% or better average.

We have already seen some fantastic progress in reading levels, based on our STAR retests.  Some students have embraced the spirit of the program fantastically and it is paying dividends.

The Accelerated Reader Bookfinder site mentioned above lets you know whether a book is on the system and, if so, what level it is.

The Renaissance Home Connect site allows you to view your child’s progress once they start quizzing – you should have received a letter with your log in details.  If you cannot find these, please ask  your child to ask Mrs Probets for the relevant information.

 

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