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ISBN:0545329639
Author: Mary Haymond,Linda Lee
ISBN13: 978-0545329637
Title: Building Independent Readers: A Systematic Approach: 30 Mini-Lessons That Teach Students the Strategies They Need for Successful Sustained Independent Reading—All Year Long!
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Category: Schools and Teaching
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching (July 1, 2012)
Pages: 128

Building Independent Readers: A Systematic Approach: 30 Mini-Lessons That Teach Students the Strategies They Need for Successful Sustained Independent Reading—All Year Long! by Mary Haymond,Linda Lee



Building Independent Readers - A Systematic Approach : 30 Mini-Lessons That Teach Students the Strategies They Need for Successful Sustained Independent Reading-All Year Long! by Linda Lee and Mary Haymond.

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Independent reading is children's reading of text - such as books, magazines, and newspapers - on their own, with minimal to no assistance from adults. It can consist of reading done in or out of school, including purely voluntary reading for enjoyment or assigned reading for homework. In these programs, students may spend a substantial block of time reading books of their own choice silently, with the teacher also reading silently at the same time. In addition, the panel cautioned that these programs do not appear effective for students who lack basic word decoding skills, especially as a sole or primary treatment.

Independent reading is a practice which all students can successfully undertake as it can be differentiated for every student. Texts selected are usually at an easy level, . 95 to 100% decoding accuracy rate. For more information, see: Running Records: What is a Running Record. For independent reading to be successful in your classroom, teach the practice and allow time for the practice to be embedded. Start early in the year and be consistent with the implementation so that all students know the expectations. As it is a pivotal part of every reading lesson, it needs to be introduced explicitly. Independent reading involves

Independent reading teaching strategies can help change that. Instead of students reading because they have to, independent reading teaching strategies give students a chance to read because they want to. Instead of the teacher selecting and assigning reading material, the constraints are loosened and students are given the chance to have control. Book talks are an important component of the independent reading experience because often, students just don’t know the kinds of books that are out there. Students sometimes claim, I don’t read. Independent reading is an easy and effective way to reinforce the joy of reading. However, we can’t just show up in our classrooms and say, Read now! to our students.

They know to continue reading their independent book while they wait for the group to begin. I do 1-2 reading conferences a day before we start the group. One a day is the best, but if you have a group of more than 5 kids, you have to do 2 on some days. Once you open the conference like this and the students get used to this type of dialogue about books, the conversations will start flowing naturally. However if you still have some reluctant students, I have a list of guiding questions that you can use for fiction and nonfiction. You can download these at the bottom of this post. Once you do that initial conference, the following conferences on that book will be super easy.

Two seasoned teachers share their classroom-tested lessons and strategies that build young readers’ stamina so they can read independently for up to 50 minutes, giving them the extensive reading practice all budding readers need. Linda Lee and Mary Haymond take you step-by-step through the process, from creating community of readers and demonstrating book selection strategies to teaching fix-up mini-lessons so children know what to do when they get stuck and fostering whole-group sharing and discussion to ensure accountability. Detailed lessons for the first six weeks show exactly how to get started, and follow-up lessons throughout the year help keep children on track. For use with Grades 1-3.