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Engage Students with Independent Reading & Choice

The more students read books that they can and want to read, the more proficient they become at reading. Avid independent reading not only benefits a student’s academic performance but also fosters a deep love for books that will continue into adulthood. This report reviews critical research about the many ways independent reading benefits literacy development and the key qualities of an effective independent reading program that supports instructional differentiation.