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Silent Sustained Reading Program at Sport and Medical Sciences Academy

Silent Sustained Reading Program at Sport and Medical Sciences Academy

Sustained silent reading, also known as “SSR,” is a program that every student, teacher and administrator at SMSA takes part in. The SSR program has been adopted to promote reading for enjoyment and as a life skill. Three times a week,  students in grades 6-8  read for pleasure and to improve reading skills during Tiger Time. Tiger time is a 30 minute block set aside each day for either SSR or skill building. Once a week students in grades 9-12 have a dedicated time to experience the pleasure of reading and to encourage life-long readers.  Teachers and administrators act as role models for the purpose of improving student vocabulary and comprehension. Studies...

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