What is your opinion and or research about kids silent reading in the classroom for a set amount of time...let's say 15 min? Kids would self select their own book. I have heard a principal tell a teacher that he doesn't mind if the kids are just reading, as long as the teacher is doing something else, like a guided reading group, etc. Is there something wrong with the teacher just letting kids have a small time to silent read without interrupting them with any conferencing or groups? Just wondering what you think.
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