Implementing Sustained Silent Reading to Produce Gains in Reading Achievement and Reading Attitude

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dc.contributor.author Ganz, Kathryn
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-11T19:02:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-11T19:02:06Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/5071
dc.description Teaching and Learning Department Capstone Project en_US
dc.description.abstract Sustained Silent Reading (SSR), an independent voluntary reading program, has been implemented in classrooms for over sixty years, however its effectiveness in improving reading achievement and reading attitude has been challenged by teachers and researchers; most notably, the National Reading Panel (2000). Research studies, meta-analyses, theory, and professional accounts of SSR reviewed showed student gains in both reading achievement and reading attitude. A consensus on how to design and implement a successful SSR program was an issue throughout the literature. The successfully implemented programs were analyzed to develop recommendations and guidelines for designing and implementing a SSR program appropriate for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Findings suggest successful programs provide a quiet, uninterrupted, and comfortable environment, access to books in the classroom, freedom of book selection, teacher modeling and an absence of evaluative activities, with additional options recommended based on student age. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University. Peabody College en_US
dc.subject Sustained Silent Reading en_US
dc.subject Reading Achievement en_US
dc.subject Reading Attitude en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Silent reading -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reading (Elementary) -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Silent reading -- Ability testing en_US
dc.title Implementing Sustained Silent Reading to Produce Gains in Reading Achievement and Reading Attitude en_US
dc.type Capstone en_US
dc.description.college Peabody College of Education and Human Development en_US
dc.description.school Peabody College en_US
dc.description.department Department of Teaching and Learning en_US
dc.publisher.uri http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ en_US
dc.peerreviewed Yes en_US

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