Students in Year 7 will use Sparx Reader to complete their English homework.
Students need to click the link above and then select Avonbourne Girls' Academy OR Avonbourne Boys’ Academy and enter their login details. Any issues encountered with logging in should be communicated to the student’s English teacher.
Sparx Reader is a reading, comprehension and vocabulary programme that gets all young people reading regularly to help improve their Literacy.
Year 7 students are set homework each week on Sparx Reader. Students are set the task of reading a book of their choice on the platform each week. Students need to collect 300 SRP per week to complete their homework. SRP points, or Sparx Reader Points are awarded to students for completing their homework. This is how we track their student’s progress and engagement.
Once students have completed a placement test, the ‘library’ on Sparx Reader will open and students can select a book to read for homework. As students read, they will be asked some comprehension questions to check their understanding and to ensure they are completing their homework weekly. Tasks are personalised based on each student's reading ability so that every student can be successful with their reading. The books that a student can choose from are carefully chosen so that the text is accessible yet suitably challenging.
Below is a video that that supports students in how to use Sparx Reader.