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Sustained Silent Reading

Since the time of the one-room schoolhouse, Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) is a method that has been applied across grade levels. SSR involves students in long periods of silent reading during a designated time each day. This approach generally includes eight elements: access to varied reading materials, appeal and interest of materials, anenvironment that is comfortable and quiet for reading, encouragement by a teacher, staff development to promote the philosophy, non-accountability for reading material, follow-up activities, and distributed time to read (Pigreen, 2003)

eye means readRead Key Word: Sustained Silent Reading in THE BLUE BOOK by Callison and Preddy, 527-530.

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Krashen, Stephen (2004). Free Voluntary reading: New Research, Applications, and Controversies.

Pilgreen, J. (2003). Questions teachers are asking about Sustained Silent Reading. California Reader, 37(1), 42-53.

Preddy, Leslie. SSR with Intervention: A School Library Action Research Project.  Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

Preddy, Leslie. Social Readers: Promoting Reading in the 21st Century. Libraries Unlimited, 2010.

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