“You LIKE Reading”? Is Reading for Pleasure Obsolete?
The other day I was teaching an economics lesson on Supply and Demand.
The students had to write a list of 4 things they like to do when they are home.
I modeled the ist with a list of my own, and I started with reading. (Which I really shouldn’t have because the lesson was about getting paid to read, so… but that’s how much I love to read.)
One of the students stated increduously, “You LIKE to read?”
I replied, “Yes, that is part of how I got here, haviing this job,” or something like that.
He said, “That’s not what I mean. You just LIKE to read?”
I said, “Do you mean for pleasure?” Yes, I do, and I’m mad that I don’t get to do it as much as I would like because of work.”
At this point, he just laughed and shook his head.
Many students don’t read for pleasure. Many adults don’t read for pleasure.
lack of diversity in books
books are not present in the home or classroom
school has sucked the joy of out of reading
So, what should we do to get our kids reading for pleasure?…
Originally published on Blogger “Diary of a Public School Teacher!”