Sustained Silent Reading: Implications for Further Research

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A Modified Sustained Silent Reading Program in Beginning Adult ESOL Classes
Sandra Banke and Dominique Brillanceau, Practitioners/Research Associates
Portland State University and Portland Community College

Implications for Further Research

  • How do we equate reading with speaking and listening?
  • Would like to experiment at a high level to encourage reading and teach value of reading
  • Some form of testing, real measurement
  • Survey students about their attitudes toward the SSR condition
  • Do pre and post testing with a reading test to contribute to the other data
  • How might SSR impact parental involvement with reading to their school aged kids
  • Compare combination with two tested conditions
  • How would SSR work for building native language literacy?
  • Would using taped reading (student listens while reading) improve reading during SSR?
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