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Why a Broad View of Reading Growth is Exactly What Teachers and Students Need Right Now

What constitutes reading growth needs to include aspects of reading such as engagement, motivation and self-efficacy. Because it all counts.  (continue reading)

Why Independent Reading is Exactly What Students Need Right Now

As you make plans for future instruction, build in time for independent reading first. Learn why from the authors of Trusting Readers.  (continue reading)

Building Better Independent Reading: Building Relationships Through Inquiry and Conferring

When students feel trusted, supported, and cared for, they are more likely to take an active role in their own learning, feel more engaged, and transfer literacy learning into independence.  (continue reading)

Building Better Independent Reading: Creating Classroom Spaces for Independent Reading

When we value time, choice, talk and teacher support in independent reading, we can design a classroom that promotes these principles.  (continue reading)

Building Better Independent Reading with Engagement, Reading Identity, and Trust

There is an astounding amount of research that illustrates the benefits of independent reading. Learn what is possible from the coauthors of Trusting Readers.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Trusting Readers, Trusting Ourselves with Jennifer Scoggin and Hannah Schneewind

In this special podcast conversation, Jen and Hannah are interviewed by Heinemann author Carl Anderson.  (continue reading)

Independent Reading Redefined: An Excerpt from Trusting Readers by Jennifer Scoggin and Hannah Schneewind

Joyful independent reading does not happen by accident; it is a conscious collaboration between teachers and students.  (continue reading)

Reading Identity And Why It Matters by Jennifer Scoggin And Hannah Schneewind

When we listen closely to the stories readers tell about their reading lives, we are better able to name their strengths as a reader.  (continue reading)

Three Tips for Getting to Know and Grow Your Independent Readers Right Now

While we lament the limitations of this unparalleled year, we need to trust that our students have grown and that we have, and will continue to make an impact.  (continue reading)

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