My kids are doing SSR right now. The room is pin drop quiet. They are totally lost in the books. I’m amazed at what reading is, what it can do. I do think it’s better than stories, more effective, in TPRS. I sense the truth that the kids really welcome not having to interact with others to start the class, because their days are ones of rather intense interaction with others ALL DAY. So this SSR break is really good for them on many levels. There is something sacred about reading.
Admins don’t actually read the research. They don’t have time. If or when they do read it, they do not really grasp it. How could