Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) is a component of many school-reading programs and has been widely used in the classroom for almost 40 years. The implementation of SSR varies to a large degree and research has been mixed regarding it effectiveness in relation to reading attitude and reading comprehension. Lyman C. Hunt, Jr. from the University of Vermont originally introduced the idea of Sustained Silent Reading in the early 1960’s. It gained popularity in the 1970’s with the guidelines provided
Better Reading Skills, Better Education When the pages of a book is open, the reader is transported into a different place and time. Reading a book is a chance for a person to get away and take a break from the stress of school or work. In some elementary and middle schools, children have a period in the day that is dedicated for reading. That time is called sustained silent reading, also known as SSR. The students choose a book, sit for a period of time, and enjoy the book in their hand. The chance
related to the real world. PBL builds on student’s abilities and interests which in turn allow the student to develop a higher order of thinking and problem solving. There are seven attributes discussed that contribute to successful PBL in classrooms. First, PBL is geared around specific issues or themes. This allows students to complete in-depth research to formulate conclusions. Second, PBL gives students an opportunity to take on ownership through responsibility and determining goals.
Add sleeping time into this mix, and the once popular leisure activity called reading ranks among most teenagers’ lowest priorities. In the high-tech, high-speed 21st century, reading proficiency is an essential tool to compete in today’s global marketplace. Yet numerous study results show a continual decline in students’ reading performance. The 2007 reading study by the National Endowment for the Arts noted that “reading has slipped to a mere eight minutes per day for 18-24-year-olds” (To Read or
There’s no denying that reading is the foundation for all academic achievement (paths, whether they lead you down the road of a doctoral degree or to the door of parenting). It reinforces language and communication, without it you cannot read a menu, bus schedule, recipe, street sign, bank statement or loved ones letter, not to mention phone texts or discovering a favorite book. Reading navigates us through our day-to-day life and fuels our imagination (and opens up worlds of possibilities: new
rate that it will become a major threat to the quality of human lives. In the past thirty years, noise in all areas, especially in urban areas, have been increasing rapidly. There are numerous effects on the human environment due to the increase in noise pollution. In the following paper, the cause and effects of noise pollution will be presented in some detail. Slowly, insensibly, we seem to accept noise and the physiological and psychological deterioration that accompanies it as an inevitable part
______________________________________________________ Taylor looks around the room and catches my gaze. I widen my eyes as if to say, “I’m watching you and you know what you’re supposed to be doing.” I look over the top of my reading glasses and nod toward his paper in a way I have done a hundred times or more. I speak the silent body language that loudly commands, “Get back to work!” He unwraps the gum from around his finger; with the alien apprehended and the universe safe, he can get back to work---for now. On days like today