Which student reading programs work?

09/6/2010 | Teacher Magazine (free registration)

A sixth-grade language arts teacher writes that reading management and incentive programs, such as Accelerated Reader and Scholastic Reading Counts, have not been proven to improve students' reading. In this blog post, Donalyn Miller lists the flaws of such programs, including limits on student choice and the use of computer-based testing. She writes that successful programs provide access to books, give students time to read, engage students, have broad support, allow student choice and are supported by library staff and resources.

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