Improving Guided Reading Levels of 2nd Grade Students by Implementing Independent, Silent Reading
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The purpose of this study was to determine if 2nd grade students’ reading achievement would improve if they participated in a silent reading program. The measurement tool used was the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System to determine the students’ guided reading levels. This study used a pretest and posttest design to measure the data collected before and after the students were given the extra time to read silently. The majority of the students tested improved at least one guided reading level. Research in this area should continue to improve student accountability during this silent reading time and to determine causation between the extra reading time and improvement in guided reading levels.