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St John the Baptist Boys National School, Old Road, Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland

One Million Words Read

8th Jun 2021

Accelerated Reading Programme

This year St John the Baptist BNs have introduced the Accelerated Reader programme. This is a computer-based programme that schools may use to monitor reading practice and progress. It helps teachers guide children to books that are on children’s individual reading levels. Children take short quizzes after reading a book to check if they've understood it.

 The programme provides cloud-based assessment, teaching and learning programmes to over 6,500 schools across the UK and Ireland. Founded by Wisconsin couple Judi and Terry Paul in 1986, they have a presence in over 50,000 schools in more than 90 countries worldwide

They believe everyone can be a successful learner and that learning is a growth process: a continual journey from year to year and for a lifetime. Every student should have the chance to reach his or her full potential.

Pictured here is our first pupil to read a million words on the new programme, Colin O’ Brien from 4th Class with his class teacher Mr Pat Molloy.