Read to Succeed

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This paper discusses research on reading and a study on transition times in the classroom.

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Daniel, Monica & Tunks, Jeanne L. April 15, 2010.


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This paper discusses research on reading and a study on transition times in the classroom.

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Abstract: One of the biggest problems in today’s classrooms is the ineffective use of transition times. Transition times are mostly spent re-directing children and attempting to control chaos and confusion in the classroom. This work presents the idea of using re-entry transition times (i.e., returning from lunch, music, etc.) as silent reading. When tested in December 2009, approximately 40% of the children in my classroom were reading at level E, when compared to the other 60% who were reading at G or higher. For six weeks, all children were required to read for five minutes immediately upon entering the classroom from a school event, increasing their reading time up to 25 minutes a day. The results conclusively show that students who have the extra opportunities to read daily have increased their measured reading level from E to H, significantly increasing their reading fluency as measured by running records.

Seventh Annual University Scholars Day, 2010, Denton, Texas, United States.


  • The Eagle Feather, 2010, Denton: University of North Texas. Honors College


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  • Publication Title: The Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 7
  • Issue: 2010
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes



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Daniel, Monica & Tunks, Jeanne L. Read to Succeed, paper, April 15, 2010; [Denton, Texas]. ( accessed January 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library,; crediting UNT Honors College.