We constantly hear (and read!) about the importance of reading for our children. Studies have shown that students who are below grade level in reading at the end of third grade have a lower chance of graduating from high school, and students who read over school breaks experience less learning loss and require less review time when school is back in session. So it’s important to ensure your students and kids are both able to and interested in reading.
Reading for pleasure enhances academic performance, social engagement, and personal development in children young and old. Perhaps when your kids were younger, it was easy to sit down with them and read a book aloud, enjoying the quality time together and building a love of reading. But what can you do now that these kids are teenagers? There are many tips for engaging and motivating teens to read, including the 5 we talk about here!