FVR works, of course, but in my opinion not in ten minute chunks in classrooms. SSR does work in ten minute chunks in classrooms. So I have been doing SSR for those ten minutes to start my classes.
The FVR books are really expensive. They often contain very complex, late acquired, language. The pictures distract. It is a waste of time. The texts are not leveled to the kids’ capacities. FVR encourages kids to come in to class late because there is no accountability.
SSR on the other hand can lead to a nice short group discussion after the ten minutes in the TL if the class is reading in the same book. A quiz can be given for accountability. See the recent posts on that.
If we want, if the students are doing SSR reading in different (Gaab, Ray) books (which they prefer), we do a quick whip around in English to share from a few kids before moving on to the story.