ERIC Number: EJ1027814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
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Scaffolded Silent Reading (ScSR): Advocating a Policy for Adolescents' Independent Reading
Walker, Karen P.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v57 n3 p185-188 Nov 2013
Structured independent reading among students is often a vital missing component in many school districts' literacy curriculum. The nationwide implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) requires districts to re-think their literacy curriculum and what instruction might entail in order for students to demonstrate proficiency in literacy by the end of high school. Walker discusses Scaffolded Silent Reading (ScSR) as a disciplined way for teachers to support adolescents' independent reading at school. She argues that progressive school leaders prioritize independent reading and establish it as a non-negotiable component of a comprehensive literacy program. A ScSR policy will have greater sustainability as leadership capacity is developed among teachers to implement and facilitate ScSR.
Descriptors: Silent Reading, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Independent Reading, Educational Policy, State Standards
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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