Suggested Readings: Goals/Benefits Section
Articles from The Reading Teacher are accessible online with a subscription to the journal.
* denotes books that are referenced in Suggested Readings for several sections.
|Cullinan, Bernice E. (2000) Independent Reading and School Achievement. School Library Media Research (3).||Review of the seminal research on the relationship between independent reading in and out of school and reading achievement. Part of a study commissioned by the US Department of Education.|
|Chapter 12: Creating Opportunities to Read More So That Students Read Better by Linda B. Gambrell (pp. 251-264)||Hiebert, Elfrieda H. Ed. (2009). Reading More, Reading Better. New York: The Guilford Press.||In the final chapter in this collection of articles by various researchers, Dr. Gambrell summarizes the importance of reading for pleasure, key features of creating a classroom environment for pleasure reading, and suggestions for home and summer reading.|
|Sanden, Sherry (2012). Independent Reading: Perspectives and Practices of Highly Effective Teachers. The Reading Teacher, 1 Nov 2012 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/TRTR.01120/epdf||Overview of important elements to support IR based on studying effective primary teachers using IR|
|From Section 2: What We Know About Reading Motivation, and What It Means for Instruction (pp. 19-33)||*Marinak, Barbara A., & Gambrell, Linda B. (2016). No More Reading for Junk: Best Practices for Motivating Readers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (Part of “Not This But That” Series)||Explains Access, Relevance, and Choice as key ingredients in motivating children to read independently, and the research supporting these factors.|
|Section 2: Why Independent Reading Matters and Best Practices to Support It (pp. 11-39)||*Miller, Debbie, & Moss, Barbara. (2013). No More Independent Reading Without Support. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.||Provides a research-based list of criteria for effective IR and examines each.|
Independent Reading Module. https://readingrecovery.clemson.edu/home/k-2-literacy-resources/