The program includes three phases:
a Book Hook component in which the teacher reads aloud from a high-interest book while engaging the class in critical thinking responses
a Supported Independent Reading component in which students are encouraged to select and read progressively challenging books while the teacher offers instruction through individualized conferences
a Special Interest component in which students engage in reading-enrichment activities
The SEM-R program has been shown by research to improve students' fluency and comprehension as well as their attitudes toward reading and is praised by teachers for getting students excited about books. The book includes a DVD showing teachers using the program. A companion book, The Joyful Reading Resource Kit, is also available.
Format: Paperback 272 pages
13-Digit ISBN: 9780470228814
10-Digit ISBN: 0470228814