MA Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, Sydney Jay
reluctant readers, sustained silent reading
Language and Literacy Education
This study examined the effect/impact of self-monitoring on reading achievement of reluctant readers during 20 minutes of sustained silent reading. Lexile scores were used as the measurement to evaluate student-learning outcomes. Seven, 9th graders (four male, three female) in an English/Language Arts (ELA) classroom participated in the study. Their initial lexile scores were under 1000 (as determined by the Scholastic Inventory) and identified as reluctant or underperforming readers.
During the intervention, students participated in a sustained silent reading program for the first four weeks, then a self-monitoring strategy (reading logs) was incorporated into instruction. The Scholastic Reading Inventory Assessment (SRI) was administered to evaluate their learning outcomes.
Quinn, Jamie, "Benefits of sustained silent reading and self-monitoring for reluctant readers" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2402.