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Independent Reading-research based? How have you answered administrators when they question using instructional time for independent reading or want an explanation of how the reading will be measured according to the Iowa Core?

Oct 12, 2015 1:55pm

  • English Language Arts
  • 9-12


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    • Oct 19, 2015 9:30pm

      Thank you Vanessa. Great articles to support independent reading.

      • Oct 20, 2015 12:42pm

        As a district that is fully engaged in implementing a balanced literacy approach to literacy instruction, authentic independent reading with "just right" books is the foundation for Readers Workshop. It is critical for students to not only assume greater ownership of their learning (and growth as readers!) with books they wish to read but more importantly, to develop and enhance their intrinsic motivation for wanting to read other then because they are told they have to with text that has little if no interest and context to them individually. At its core, nothing brings me greater personal satisfaction than hearing students bemoan the end of independent reading as they plead with their teacher to give them more time to read!