A Weekly DEAR programme (Drop Everything And Read) provides students with much more than just –sit-there-and-read experience. It gives the teacher a structured time to touch base with each student over a period of time, assess progress, and target instruction. Even more important, it gives students time to read what they want to read, share what they’ve read, and receive the support they need for further reading explorations and reflections. Weekly reading sessions last between 30 to 45 minutes and are followed by 10 minutes in which students can write in their reading response logs. When the student completes a book, he or she conferences with the teacher to discuss the book and share his or reading log.