Are They Really Reading?

Expanding SSR in the Middle Grades

All too often the poorest readers learn that if they keep quiet during sustained silent reading (SSR), they're doing okay—no reading required. This is especially true in middle school where class sizes are large and instructional emphasis is on content rather than reading. In Are They Really Reading?, Jodi Marshall discusses how to find out if your students are using SSR time wisely and what to do about it if they're not.

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All too often the poorest readers learn that if they keep quiet during sustained silent reading (SSR), they're doing okay—no reading required. This is especially true in middle school where class sizes are large and instructional emphasis is on content rather than reading. In Are They Really Reading?, Jodi Marshall discusses how to find out if your students are using SSR time wisely and what to do about it if they're not. Her book describes how to support middle-grade reader...read more

About the Author(s)

Jodi Crum Marshall is a National Board Certified Teacher (Early Adolescence/English Language Arts) who began her teaching career twelve years ago, piloting a literacy-project classroom in Orange County, Florida.

Table of Contents

1. Are They Really Reading During SSR?
2. Using Classroom Conversations to Guide Change
3. Building a Literate Classroom Environment
4. The Teacher's Role: Leading and Assessing SSL
5. Reflect, Revise, and Analyze
6. Promoting Literacy Beyond the Classroom
7. Frequently Asked Questions on Maintaining SSL

Appendix 1: Forms
Appendix 2: Surveys
Appendix 3: Tools to Implement SSL
Appendix 4: Titles for Teens
Appendix 5: Resources for Teachers

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Product Details

Grade Range: 4-8
Media: E-Book
Year: 2010
Item No: 0832
ISBN: 978-157110-832-6

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