1) Students read as much as possible, perhaps in and definitely out of the classroom.
2) A variety of materials on a wide range of topics is available so as to encourage reading for different reasons and in different ways.
3) Students select what they want to read and have the freedom to stop reading material that fails to interest them.
4) The purposes of reading are usually related to pleasure, information, and general understanding. These purposes ere determined by the nature of the material and the interest of the student.
8) Reading speed is usually faster rather that slower as students read books and other material they find easily understandable.
9) Teachers orient students to the goals of the program, explain the methodology, keep track of what each student reads, and guide students in the getting the most out of the program.
10) The teacher is a role model of a reader for students- an active member of the classroom reading community, demonstrating what it means to be a reader and the rewards of being a reader.