Making Sustained Silent Reading Really Count: Tips on Engaging Students

Hilden, Katherine; Jones, Jennifer
August 2012
Reading Today;Aug/Sep2012, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p17
The article offers tips for teachers on engaging their students during the Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) session. It states that teachers schedule a SSR session where students read books of choice and offers suggestions for teachers to categorize students based on their interest in reading during SSR which include fake reader, compliant readers, and bookworms. It advices teachers to monitor students' reading, building accountability for disinterested readers, and motivating reluctant readers.


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