Silent Sustained Reading

Silent SustainedReading (SSR) is found to have a positive impact on fluency and attitude toward reading.  Research has also indicated that “students who were engaged in frequent SSR earned higher grades and were more likely to read for pleasure outside the classroom” (6).

Bean, Thomas W. Using Young-Adult Literature to Enhance Comprehension in the Content Areas. Las Vegas: Learning Point, 2003.

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