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Use Reading Data to Encourage Students’ Independent Reading

Use Reading Data to Encourage Students’ Independent Reading

The start of the school year is a good time to reflect on reading goals for students. And where goals are discussed, reading levels, word counts, and subject tags are not far behind. Let’s separate two kinds of reading: instructional and independent.

This article, from HMH's The Spark, also identifies the data to consider: a reading level (for example, Lexile® level), the number of words, and content descriptors or tags (such as fiction vs. nonfiction, genre, and topics). You may find an approach that balances these three factors provides an effective starting point for recommending books.

Are you currently using reading data to support a wide range of quality choices and affirm risk-taking? Read the full article on HMH's The Spark and explore these related supplemental resources on HMH Marketplace.

Read the full article on HMH's The Spark

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