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Find out how a simple and inexpensive program of sustained silent reading—where students read independently during class time—can be a sure-fire way to improve student vocabulary development, literacy skills, and background knowledge.
Teacher-author Steve Gardiner updates you on the research studies that validate sustained silent reading as a successful way to help build the literacy skills of students at all ability levels, including ESL students. With lots of classroom anecdotes, practical tips, and testimony from students, parents, and fellow teachers, this book gives you all the ideas and advice you need to get started: