The single most productive effort we can make on our learning is the act of reading. As we all know, this is notsimply a question of being literate. We are going to makeevery effort possible to develop an appreciation of reading.
Appreciation of Reading
- When you can actually put down a book andsay, “I liked that” and then some (short) time later you find yourself pickingthe same book up to read more. Essentially, you have found somethingyou like to read!
One day you find yourself reading a book that youenjoy and do foresee yourself finishing. Only this book, you chose for yourself, your teacher didn’t force it upon you and an aunt didn’t give itto you for your birthday.
Avid Independent Reader-
You have done the previous (IndependentReader) and now you want more. You finish a book and within a relativelyshort amount of time you ask yourself, “What am I going to read next?”.Hopefully you will find a specific series, author, or even genre that reallyappeals to you.
Love of Reading-
Throughout your life you read. You inform yourself aboutthe world, other people and cultures, and all the while increase this littlething we like to call “being smart”. Athletes work out = smart people read.Not exercising = being in poor shape. Not reading = mushy brain. Say“NO!” to mushy brain.
Independent Reading – Elements
The following goes on the individual page you created for your currentreading selection.For your current reading selection, choose 2 of the following writingprompts and respond to each in the form of an in-depth written response.I am currently on page ________.