M-Reader is a resource I stumbled across, as if by chance, during a professional development workshop in 2012. This resource is simple but very effective and it’s a great way to keep track of students’ extensive reading.

The resource was developed with research funds from Kyoto Sangyo University and the Japanese Ministry of Education and there are now over 4,300 quizzes in the database, covering virtually all popular graded reader series and a wealth of youth literature.

When students complete a text they take a quick comprehension quiz on M-Reader before moving on to the next book. I find the resource great for mixed ability classes because each student can go at their own pace and teachers can easily track each student’s progress. The librarian at my school also loves this resource because it enables her to quickly create reports on achievement and the students’ reading habits.