We’ve heard it all in regards to programs like D.E.A.R., SSR, Independent Reading Time, etc. “It’s a waste of instructional time.” “It doesn’t work. Students aren’t really reading, they’re faking.” “SSR-oh, you mean the time each day that a teacher checks email? Get rid of it.” The question still remains, is there a place forContinue reading “Can Silent Reading Be Meaningful for Students?”
I’m not sure what everyone else is reading, but lately I have been addicted to my “Educational Leadership” magazine. This is ASCD’s flagship publication and I highly recommend it. Currently, I’m reading an archived issue, ‘Reading-The Core Skill’. (You can purchase these for approximately $8-$14.) As some of you know, I am teaching summerContinue reading “They Must Read Every Day”
This is a stand alone post, something that should be viewed and reflected upon at the beginning of the school year. Thank you, Penny Kittle. Take 5 minutes to sit and listen. Thoughts?