7th and 8th grades have always been my favorite grades to teach. I’m pretty sure my own love of reading happened when I was in my own version of these particular grades– what a relief to find the escape of books!
But not every student has found a book they are passionate about by these grades. How can we foster this love as educators and parents? Is there an “inevitable” age that they just aren’t going to become lifelong readers?
The easiest answer is to keep searching for that one magical book that clicks. Encourage your children by taking an interest in reading on your own, whether its with print and digital media. Teachers can slowly build a classroom library filled with intentional books for students to enjoy.
At its essence, reading will cross over into every foundation of school: word problems, history and science lessons, and generally every subject you can think of.
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