Research References

for Independent Reading and Self-Initiated Writing

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Anderson, R.C., Wilson, P.T., & Fielding, L.G. (1988). Growth in reading and how children spend their time outside of school. Reading Research Quarterly, 23, 285-303.

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Greaney, V. (1980). Factors related to amount and type of leisure time reading. Reading Research Quarterly, 15, 330-346.

Herman, P. (1985). The effect of repeated readings on reading rate, speech, pauses, and word recognition accuracy. Reading Research Quarterly, 20, 553-564.

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Nagy, W.E., Anderson, R.C., & Herman, P.A. (1987). Learning word meanings from context during normal reading. American Educational Research Journal, 24, 237-270.

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Reed, K. (1977). An investigation of the effect of sustained silent reading comprehension skills and attitude toward reading of urban secondary school students. University of Connecticut, Storrs. Unpublished doctoral disseration.

Rosler, F. (1979). Spring reading campaign. Reading Teacher, 32, 397-398.

Spiegel, D.L. (1981). Reading for pleasure: Guidelines. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Stanovich, K.E. (1991). Word recognition: Changing perspectives. In R. Barr, M.L. Kamil, P. Mosenthal, & P.D. Pearson (Eds.), Handbook of reading research (Vol. 2, 418-452). New York: Longman.

Taylor, B.M., Frye, B.J., & Maruyama, G.M. (1990). Time spent reading and reading growth. American Educational Research Journal, 27, 351-362.


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