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ERIC Number: ED355487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Successful Independent Reading Depends on the Principal's Support.
Sanacore, Joseph
School administrators should realize that independent reading is an important and integral part of the language arts program, that it takes into consideration important skills and strategies, and that it requires risk-taking in a supportive environment. Principals can provide such support by working cooperatively with teachers during every phase of implementation. Suggestions to support independent reading involve: (1) developing positive feelings toward independent reading among teachers and administrators; (2) implementing schoolwide efforts or a modified plan to use school time effectively for sustained reading throughout the school year; (3) improving vocabulary through reading immersion; and (4) organizing demonstration activities to help readers gain contextual insights. The suggestions are only a sampling of the many ways in which administrators and teachers can promote worthwhile activities for students. Unless these and other approaches are considered seriously, students and future society will probably not fulfill the ultimate goal of independent, lifelong learning. (A figure presenting a model of a student's yearlong schedule that includes independent reading is included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A