April 25, 2013

We’re pleased to announce that Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse now has both a Literacy Skills and a Vocabulary Practice quiz. We know that this popular title is used in the curriculum in many classrooms, so we’ve developed these specialist quizzes in addition to the regular RP quiz in order to help teachers to monitor students’ attainment in literacy.

Book cover for War Horse
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

What are Literacy Skills quizzes?

Literacy Skills Quizzes help monitor student growth in the comprehension and literacy skills that are most often assessed in public examinations.  These quizzes measure specific skills in the context of a whole book.  Literacy Skills Quizzes are supplemental and are to be taken only occasionally and in far fewer numbers than Reading Practice quizzes.

What are Vocabulary Practice quizzes?

These quizzes measure a student’s command of vocabulary words encountered while reading. They are designed to reinforce vocabulary acquisition, assist with individualising vocabulary instruction, and generate student interest in words through authentic, in-context literature experiences. Vocabulary words are identified by finding words that are at or above the average reading level of the text, appear in the book at least twice, are significant to the book’s meaning, and are interesting or useful in everyday conversation. Quizzes include 5, 10, or 15 words from a particular book as well as review words from previously read books.

Sample quizzes

Visit our Products pages to take a range of sample quizzes.

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