"Silent reading DOES help struggling readers."

This and similar prescriptions can be found online, in academic journals, and from professionals. This advice may be qualified by statements such as, "Time is better spent by allowing students to receive targeted interventions" or "use assistive technology to access information from print."

However, silent reading does work for struggling readers. As long as informed guidelines are implemented, we expect silent reading to be a valuable activity to improve all aspects of reading, including fluency (more to come...)

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