M. Jane Greenewald (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Associate Professor of French and Methods of Teaching of Reading at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Setting Up an SSR Program in the Foreign Language Classroom: Some Questions and Answers
Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1978 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 293–296, May 1978
How to Cite
Greenewald, M. J. (1978), Setting Up an SSR Program in the Foreign Language Classroom: Some Questions and Answers. Foreign Language Annals, 11: 293–296. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1978.tb00041.x
- Issue online: 31 DEC 2008
- Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT An SSR or Sustained Silent Reading program provides a way to upgrade reading instruction by stressing self-selection, independent practice, and the use of reading as a communication tool. In this article, general guidelines are offered for setting up, implementing, and evaluating SSR programs; specific recommendations are made for building an SSR resource library, scheduling SSR periods, and integrating SSR practice with other language skill-development activities.