The Schoolwide Enrichment Model-Reading (SEM-R) is an instructional model in which all students are exposed to a variety of books, spend time independently reading self-selected books, and meet with their teachers for a few minutes every week or two to discuss reading strategies and respond to higher-order questions. The program is implemented 40-45 minutes daily or 3 hours per week in regular English language art classes.
In one study, significant positive effects were found on GMRT and ORF, compared to controls, with an effect size of +0.10. This outcome qualifies SEM-R for the ESSA “Strong” category.
Additional resource support is desirable, but not required.
Individuals can attend a one-week conference and institute. On-site training is also available. Initial training of 1-2 days is recommended.