Independent reading promotes literacy by emphasizing student choice with teacher support in selecting books, as well as setting the expectations that everyone is a reader. As an integral part of literacy programs, independent reading allows students to practice and apply the reading skills and strategies they have learned to texts they are motivated to read. Expecting students to spend their time with texts that are at an appropriate reading level is just as important in supporting their overall reading growth.
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See how CommonLit encourages independent reading by giving students the ability to browse an extensive library. Students can search and filter to find an appropriate level text that interests them.
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