In the lower grades it is recommended that students have 90 minutes of uninterrupted reading instruction daily. How many minutes should 5th and 6th graders have? Secondly, what type of reading instruction should 7th and 8th graders have in addition to English class?
Two important reports summarize what we know about effective literacy instruction for adolescent readers. The first is Reading Next: A Vision for Action and Research in Middle and High School Literacy by the Alliance for Excellent Education.