Revisiting Silent Reading
The Impact of Professional Development on Students' Opportunity to Read
Elfrieda H. Hiebert
Increasing opportunity to read in the classroom can support students' comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. This study examines changes in opportunity to read in third-grade Reading First classrooms following professional development that focused on increasing the time students spent reading. The professional development consisted of seven modules that lasted one hour and were conducted during peer coaching study team meetings. The modules provided strategies for changing instruction to increase the volume of reading during reading instruction. After the professional development, opportunity to read increased by 50%. Descriptions of the modules are provided, along with discussion of the impact on student achievement.
Brenner, D., & Hiebert, E.H. (2010).
The Impact of Professional Development on Students' Opportunity to Read.
In E.H. Hiebert, & D. Reutzel (Eds.), Revisiting Silent Reading (pp. 198-217). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.