Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reading (Primary); Silent reading;
This literature review and following project examine the issue of using free reading time as an instructional strategy during the school day. Research was gathered from professional articles and books on the subject of literacy learning for the purpose of attempting to determine the value of allowing students free reading time. Some important components needed in a free reading program were found to be appropriate and plentiful book selection, an appropriate environment for reading, opportunities for students to interact with each other, and positive teacher modeling. The project includes lessons plans for a teacher workshop is presented to train teachers on how to create effective free reading time in the classroom.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Rick C. Traw
1 PDF file (97 pages)
©2009 Amy Prime
Prime, Amy, "Time for books : motivating children through choice, change, and chances to read" (2009). Graduate Research Papers. 1352.