Readers read because we love to read, but challenges are always fun. This summer we challenged each other to keep up the Forty Book Challenge book-a-week habit by reading at least ten books over the summer.
Research shows that students can maintain the reading progress they’ve made from their hard work all year and also move forward over the summer by reading just a few books over vacation.
After studying people who are lifelong readers, Donalyn Miller describes characteristics that “wild” lifelong readers seem to have in common.
*Wild readers dedicate time to read.
*Wild readers self-select reading material.
*Wild readers share books and reading with other readers.
*Wild readers have reading plans.
*Wild readers show preferences.
So . . . read, read, read this summer! I hope that many of you will share pictures of you reading in an interesting place or book shares of favorite book discoveries. Send a comment or an e-mail to share. We can’t wait!
Where the wild things read!
Read in a cozy place.
Read in a favorite place.
Read in a garden.
Read in a tree,
under a tree,
or in a treehouse. (You know who you are, beloved readers.)
Read with someone young,
someone you love,
or even with Robert Frost.
Read a whole collection,
about something you’ve been curious about,
with a friend,
or by yourself.
Read in your jammies.
Read whatever floats your boat!