The student is silent. Eyes flick across the page. The page turns. It’s a good book. What could go wrong?
Silent reading is a good thing, but it isn’t teaching. It might be learning, but you don’t know that.
In class, reading is important, but you need to see the workings. You could assess at the end, but that’s too late. The best way is to get readers reading aloud and talking about what they have read. Continue reading “Silent Reading: What’s Going On Inside?”