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Sustained Silent Reading in Adult ESOL Classes

Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) is a technique in which everyone in a class (or sometimes in a school) stop and read for pleasure. Teachers, as well as students, read, modeling that reading can be done for enjoyment. SSR has been shown to be effective in changing learners’ attitudes about reading, and for some learners, leads to gains in comprehension and fluency. The ESOL Lab School experimented with using sustained silent reading.

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