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I looked to recent research by the Iowa Reading Research Center (http://www.iowareadingresearch.org/files/documents/fm/Needs-Assessment_Press-Release.pdf) about literacy instruction in Iowa but could not find data on the number of minutes being allocated for free reading. This research is revealing in the wide variety of instructional minutes, methods, and canned programs being used across the state. It is also revealing that time for students to read books they picked was overlooked (unless I missed it in there - if you see it please let me know). This has left me wondering about free reading time in our schools. What I call free reading could be called by lots of other names. Regardless of labeling I'm interested in the number of minutes being devoted during the literacy block for students to read books they have selected.
Would you take a moment to help gather this data about student choice?
direct link - http://goo.gl/forms/IUxjCEwXKn