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February 8, 2018

Dear WinkWorld Readers,

Recently I posted a blog about Robert Frost, in which I visited a school and read the famed poem, Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. I will re-post that WinkWorld near the bottom of this posting.

What is self-selected reading?

“Free voluntary reading consists of massive, but not necessarily wide, self-selected voluntary reading.  This provides the bridge between conversational language and academic language (Krashen, Lee, & Lao, 2018, pp. 13 – 14).

A couple of weeks after I had read the Frost poem in that school, one student chose this book during self-selected silent reading.  The teacher quickly sent me this photo. Made my day!

Self-selected reading is the kind of reading we do because we want to.  It is often “light” reading, reading not intentionally designed to inform or make one a better person (Krashen, Lee, and Lao, 2018, p. 37).  

The earlier post is reposted below:

Jack Frost or Robert Frost?

Krashen, S.,  Lee, S., & Lao, C. (2018). Comprehensible and compelling: The causes and effects of free voluntary reading. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited.

Coming soon to WinkWorld soon: A review of this new book.


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