Volume 1, Issue 23 – Best Uses of Independent Reading Time

Welcome to this week’s edition of Best Practices Weekly. Today we’ll be discussing the best uses of independent reading time.

Teachers have their students use the time after a whole-class reading lesson in variety of ways. In an article for the Journal of Educational Psychology, a group of university researchers and elementary school staff conducted a study to find what independent reading time activities were the most effective at boosting students’ reading growth.

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