Category: Independent Reading


Part 3 – Independent Means Independent—The Importance of Student Choice

Part 3 of The Independent Reading Series
(Originally posted on Sept. 1, 2015.)

In his article A Skill for Life, high school teacher Steve Gardiner explains that “We write learning objectives, create computerized reading programs, and schedule day-by-day instruction, but we often ignore the fact that human beings most frequently succeed at activities they enjoy.” He goes on to say, “We don’t need to spend a lot of money or design complicated programs to help students learn to enjoy reading; we just […]

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