Silent Sustained Reading
How does SSR affect student motivation to read?
What does the literature say?
Misconceptions: (Krashen, 2011; Meyers, 1998; Nagy 2000) Many studies have researched why SSR has not worked and what needs to be done in order to ensure SSR is effective for student motivation. For instance, SSR needs to have few restrictions and low accountability. SSR should only be done a little bit each day, not a lot all at once. Also teachers should have a classroom library and make sure students can choose whatever they would enjoy. Teachers thinks they need to restrict SSR and hold students accountable; however with little accountability comes higher motivation
- An attitude/interest survey such as Adolescents Motivation to Read Profile (AMRP) given before and after intervention of SSR
- Interview teachers about students using AMRP
Data will be descriptively analyzed using means of the Likert scale and by a qualitative coding of open ended questions.
Implications for Teaching