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Valuable Articles for Teachers


Sustained Silent Reading (SSR)

What is SSR?
 - "What is it? How Does It Work?"

Studies Supporting SRR
 - "The Effect of SSR on Attitudes of Students"
Creating a Successful SSR Program
- "Eight Factors to SSR Success"

Print Resources
Building Student Literacy Through Sustained Silent Reading, Steve Gardiner, 2005
Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It, Kelly Gallagher, 2009

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child, Donalyn Miller, 2009

Reading Don't Fix No Chevys: Literacy in the Lives of Young Men
, M. Smith & J. Wilhelm, 2002


    Finding a Good Book


    Becoming a Thoughtful Reader


    Lit Circles


    Instead of Book Reports . . .

    1. Create a movie trailer
    2. Create a dynamic poster (Glogster)
    3. Create a book cover
    4. Create a Facebook page for the protagonist (, Edmodo, other)


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