Thorp Academy

Outcomes focused, child centred

Lexia & Accelerated Reader

Lexia has been launched at Thorp Academy.

Lexia Strategies is web-based reading programme that provides the targeted practice and instruction students need to develop their reading skills.

The Lexia sessions run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays 8.15am - 8.45am.

We also have Lexia sessions on after school 2:45pm - 3.15pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Students can attend these sessions if morning sessions are a problem.

Lexia recommend students spend at least 60 minutes each week to benefit from the programme.

Lexia can also be accessed from home using the following web address

Students who have been completing 60 minutes in school and using the programme at home have been getting fantastic results. They have moved up levels very quickly.

To get started at home go to:

This will bring you to the login page; the details below will get you logged onto the programme. Student will have their login details in their school planner.

Teacher Email (for setup) [email protected]

Student Username: .

Student Password: .

We would welcome your support implementing this intervention at home and at school.

Please allow your child to work independently at his or his/her own pace. Provide encouragement, but don't give away the answers!

Please try to ensure an average of 20-30 minutes per session. We recommend that usage be kept to a reasonable level not too short and not too long.

Accelerated Reading

This is an online reading scheme designed to improve students' independent reading skills. Al Y7 & Y8 are enrolled in the programme. Students have one LRC lesson each week in which to read and take quizzes.

Students complete an online reading test each term. This is the Star Reading Test.This defines the range of reading levels from which students can choose to read.Students can read a choice of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students are expected to read this book for twenty minutes every day. This is part of their English homework. When the book is read, students complete an online quiz which tests comprehension and memory skills. To make optimum progress, students are expected to maintain between 85% to 95% average quiz scores. Passing two successive quizzes allows students to move up to the next level therefore making accelerated reading progress.

Students can quiz in school between 8:30 -4:30. They cannot take quizzes at home.

Each student is given a personalised termly point target to encourage and motivate and those students who achieve their target are rewarded.