Schroeder Library Newsletter
March 2020 Student Edition
Please disregard due dates for any of the school's physical library materials that you may have at home. We will not be taking book returns until the school reopens
The Case for Free Reading
Are you and your family feeling overwhelmed by offers of distance learning applications? Take comfort that one of the best things you can do for yourself is to set aside time to read.
We know that free voluntary reading leads to improvements in vocabulary development, writing fluency, writing complexity, and student knowledge of the world around them (Krashen). But did you know that sustained silent reading yields the same or better results on tests of reading comprehension than skill development exercises? Furthermore, studies have found that the power of free voluntary reading is so great, that it can even offset the socioeconomic disadvantages that impact learners (Krashen).
Look below for ways that you can access digital reads for yourself and your family.
Krashen, Steven. “The Power of Reading.” YouTube, 5 April 2012. Lecture.
Sora, Libby, and Schroeder Ebooks for Independent Reading
Libby by Overdrive
School Databases for Research
An Update on Webster Public Library
Contact Jennifer Strege