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Developing habits for independent reading takes time, explicit instruction, and practice. This course is designed to help school and district leaders build or enhance a schoolwide culture where independent reading in self-selected texts occurs daily in all classrooms and at home. You will learn about and use surveys and a classroom visit instrument to determine the status of independent reading throughout a school community. Then, you will synthesize these data to develop a plan to address needs.