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by Steve Gardiner

Author: Steve Gardiner
Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
Language: English
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (October 15, 2005)
Pages: 160 pages
Category: Teaching and Education
Rating: 4.5
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Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) is one of the most widely utilized approaches to encourage extensive reading and teach vocabulary implicitly (Trelase, 2001).

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Start by marking Building Student Literacy Through Sustained Silent Reading as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Prompted by his own frustration about English classes in high school, Gardiner posits that allowing students to choose their own books and 15 minutes of reading time per day can improve their skills. Called Sustained Silent Reading (SSR), the program has been popular since the 1970s and is explained here by Gardiner.

Home Browse Books Book details, Building Student Literacy through Sustained. For 27 years, high school teacher Steve Gardiner has used the sustained silent reading (SSR) program in his English classes to help students of all abilities and backgrounds improve their literacy. Building Student Literacy through Sustained Silent Reading. Gardiner writes with refreshing candor about his own experiences developing a sustained silent reading program. He demonstrates convincingly that giving students 15 minutes of uninterrupted reading time each day can help them discover their own abilities and develop enduring reading habits.

Building Student Literacy. has been added to your Cart. Sustained Silent Reading was put down as a waste of time in the 90's. We teachers who have been teaching for decades know that time immersed in reading is never a waste of time. One of the most important ways to improve reading, once a child can decode, is to have them read, read, and read some more. If I had a nickel for every time one of my students said, "Hey, can I have that book next?" I would be a rich woman-a rich teacher, what a novel idea!

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Building Student Literacy Through Sustained Silent Reading offers a powerful solution for teachers who want to improve their students’ reading ability: Let students choose what they read and give them the time to read it.

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EdSurge: What is Sustained Silent Reading, and how is it different from regular silent reading? Steve Gardiner: SSR is something that happens every day for ten or fifteen minutes. Fifteen minutes for me seemed to be the sweet spot. Students-even the slowest readers and the least interested-would read multiple books during the course of a year, and they would feel very proud of it. Then my students would come back from college and say things like, "Wow, I got into this engineering program and I never imagined how much I was going to have to read for it.

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Building Student Literacy Through Sustained Silent Reading offers a powerful solution for teachers who want to improve their students' reading ability: Let students choose what they read and give them the time to read it.

For 27 years, high school teacher Steve Gardiner has used the sustained silent reading (SSR) program in his English classes to help students of all abilities and backgrounds improve their literacy. Gardiner writes with refreshing candor about his own experiences developing a sustained silent reading program. He demonstrates convincingly that giving students 15 minutes of uninterrupted reading time each day can help them discover their own abilities and develop enduring reading habits.

Gardiner also summarizes the research both for and against SSR as well as reactions from other teachers, students, and administrators to examine the program's effects on literacy--from reading proficiency to vocabulary and spelling skills, from content comprehension to writing. He demonstrates how teachers from elementary to secondary grade levels can adapt SSR for their classes' unique needs without interfering with mandated curriculum or lesson plans.

In an environment where reading is an essential part of all subjects, Building Student Literacy Through Sustained Silent Reading shows how a simple and inexpensive program can not only help students achieve greater success in school, but give them a precious gift: the joy of reading.