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ERIC Number: EJ819152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Scaffolded Silent Reading: A Complement to Guided Repeated Oral Reading that Works!
Reutzel, D. Ray; Jones, Cindy D.; Fawson, Parker C.; Smith, John A.
Reading Teacher, v62 n3 p194-207 Nov 2008
An effective alternative to the traditional classroom practice of Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) called Scaffolded Silent Reading (ScSR), is described in detail in this article. An implementation of ScSR in a third-grade classroom is presented. Quantitative and qualitative results from a year-long field experiment are reported in which ScSR is compared to the evidence-based practice of Guided Repeated Oral Reading with feedback on third-grade students' fluency and comprehension growth. The evidence reported shows that ScSR can be considered a complementary approach for teachers to effectively engage their third-grade students in silent reading practice. (Contains 8 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A