No More Independent Reading Without Support by Debbie Miller, Barbara Moss, Nell K Duke, Ellin Oliver Keene - Heinemann Publishing
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No More Independent Reading Without Support

"What if there was a time when things slowed down? No rotations, activities, or worksheets—just you, your kids, and books. Would you take it?" —Debbie Miller and Barbara Moss

We know children learn to read by reading. Is independent reading valuable enough to use precious classroom minutes on? Yes, writes Debbie Miller and Barbara Moss, but only if that time is purposeful.

DEAR and SSR aren’t enough. Research shows that independent reading must be accompanied by intentional instruction and conferring. Debbie and Barbara clear a path for you to take informed action that makes a big difference,...


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"What if there was a time when things slowed down? No rotations, activities, or worksheets—just you, your kids, and books. Would you take it?" —Debbie Miller and Barbara Moss

We know children learn to read by reading. Is independent reading valuable enough to use precious classroom minutes on? Yes, writes Debbie Miller and Barbara Moss, but only if that time is purposeful.

DEAR and SSR aren’t enough. Research shows that independent reading must be accompanied by intentional instruction and conferring. Debbie and Barbara clear a path for you to take informed action that makes a big difference, with:

  • a rationale for independent reading that’s worth finding the time for
  • research evidence on its effectiveness and instructional best practices
  • a framework with 10 teaching tactics for starting and sustaining success.

“When we set children loose day after day with no focus or support, it can lead to fake reading and disengagement,” write Debbie and Barbara. “It’s our job to equip children with the tools they need when we’re not there.” Read No More Independent Reading Without Support and find out how.

About the Not This, But That Series
No More Independent Reading Without Support is part of the Not This, But That series, edited by Nell K. Duke and Ellin Oliver Keene. It helps teachers examine common, ineffective classroom practices and replace them with practices supported by research and professional wisdom. In each book a practicing educator and an education researcher identify an ineffective practice; summarize what the research suggests about why; and detail research-based, proven practices to replace it and improve student learning.

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Contents

SECTION 1: NOT THIS
Is There Enough Time? And Is Time Enough to Support Independent Reading?, Debbie Miller

  • Finding the Time
  • More Than Just DEAR or Sustained Silent Reading

SECTION 2: WHY NOT? WHAT WORKS?
Why Independent Reading Matters and the Best Practices to Support It, Barbara Moss

  • Does Independent Reading Influence Student Achievement?
  • If We Know Independent Reading Is Effective, Why Don’t We Do It?
  • A New Reason for Independent Reading: The Common Core State Standards
  • What Practices Are Critical for Effective Independent Reading?
  • Why Independent Reading Matters Most for Striving Readers and English Learners
  • The Last Word: An Overview of Independent Reading Implementation by Teachers

SECTION 3: BUT THAT
An Instructional Framework for Supporting Classroom Independent Reading, Debbie Miller

  • A Recommended Day in the Reading Block
  • How Much Time Did We Find?
  • Making the Most of Independent Reading
  • The Kind of Independent Readers We Want Our Students to Be

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Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Debbie Miller directly about professional development support.

Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Barbara Moss directly about professional development support.

Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Nell K Duke directly about professional development support.

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