Sarah Clavette, Reading Teacher, Washington Junior High School, Manitowoc, clavettes @ mpsd.k12.wi.us
Abstract. Clavette analyzes the research on student choice in independent reading, which states that students read more when given ample chances to choose personally meaningful and engaging books.
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