Literacy Skills

Accelerated Reader monitors 24 literacy skills found in state and district standards and objectives and on many high-stakes tests. These skills are grouped into four categories: Constructing Meaning, Inferential Comprehension, Literary Analysis, and Initial Understanding. The skills that Accelerated Reader monitors are listed below:

Constructing Meaning

  • Understanding the Main Idea
  • Responding to Literature
  • Identifying Persuasive Language
  • Identifying Reading Strategies
  • Differentiating Fact and Opinion
  • Deriving Word or Phrase Meaning

Inferential Comprehension

  • Recognizing Cause and Effect
  • Making Predictions
  • Making Inferences
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Extending Meaning

Literary Analysis

  • Understanding the Author's Craft
  • Identifying Historic/Cultural Factors
  • Understanding Characterization
  • Understanding Literacy Features
  • Recognizing Setting
  • Recognizing Plot

Initial Understanding

  • Understanding Sequence
  • Understanding Dialogue
  • Recognizing Feeling
  • Recognizing Detail
  • Identifying Reasons
  • Describing Actions or Events