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NYCDOE version: Reading with power and passion - resources to support independent reading

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This book provides samples of materials to support educators as they implement or enhance independent reading in their classrooms or schools. Specifically, the book includes:

  • An overview of key research that explains how independent reading is beneficial to students
  • Discussion of key independent reading structures and routines accompanied by multiple versions of tools to support their implementation
  • Resources for building, organizing, and refining classroom libraries for independent reading
  • Supports for instruction during independent reading time, which include conferring, guided reading, and targeted small-group work
  • Resources for assessing student progress and grading their work with independent reading
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