Independent Reading all

 

Independent reading is a critical element of Balanced Literacy.

* Allows student choice at a reading level where he/she can be successful on their own

* Students learn how to pick a book at their "Just Right" level- Not too easy, not too hard

* Students have the opportunity to practice decoding skills (figuring out unknown words)

and comprehension skills (understanding the story) independently.

* Time to practice!

We have 30 minutes of independent reading everyday!