The Importance of Independent Reading for Developing Comprehension


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What is independent reading?

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1. How do teachers determine specific strategies for students to use during independent reading?

2. Which is a benefit of independent reading?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can quickly assess your knowledge of the use of independent reading and its benefits with this quiz and corresponding worksheet. The worksheet is a handy reference tool you can use while answering the quiz questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use this assessment tool to check your knowledge of:

  • The definition of independent reading
  • How teachers determine what strategies to use for independent reading time
  • A benefit or benefits of independent reading
  • Examples of what students do during independent reading
  • True statements about independent reading

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about what independent reading is and how it is used
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of independent reading as a means to practice specific skills
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how teachers use independent reading strategies in the classroom
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify true and false statements about independent reading

Additional Learning

You can refer to the lesson titled The Importance of Independent Reading for Developing Comprehension for a more detailed look at this educational practice. In this lesson, you will find out more about:

  • What independent reading is
  • How independent reading strategies can be used for students at different reading levels
  • Why independent reading is important
  • The benefits of independent reading

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