When we create small ten-minute pockets during class for the kids to read whatever they want, called Free Voluntary Reading as per Krashen, we are putting far too much emphasis on that kind of reading. Why?
Because the research wasn't done
Got a few questions to throw out to the PLC, re: FCR (Free Choice Reading):
1) Do you use FCR @ the beginning of class on a daily basis?
2) If so, for how long? (include how long class time is)
Tina and I see a lack of availability of high quality, short, simple and inexpensive readers in our community. We therefore are putting out a call for a new kind of reader that fits the above descriptors that provides lessons