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ERIC Number: ED195955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Secondary S. S. R.
Moore, Jesse C.
Sustained silent reading (SSR) is a structured activity designed to allow students to engage in normal reading while in school. Characteristics of SSR include (1) students select their own materials to read, (2) each student reads silently during the SSR time period, (3) the teacher also reads silently, and (4) the period is ended by an informal discussion about what was read. At the secondary school level sustained silent reading is best conducted in a content area classroom. To implement an SSR program, the teacher should discuss it with the class, stimulate interest by having a wide variety of materials displayed, schedule it frequently, constantly add to and change the subject-related materials, diversify the program whenever possible, and give students a chance to evaluate SSR after a few months. (A list of classroom materials for use in social studies, science, mathematics, language arts, home economics, and health and physical education classes is provided.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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