In this age of instant gratification, most kids would rather scroll through social media or play video games than read a book. This makes it more important than ever to help students find books they will enjoy reading.
The amount of 9- and 13-year-olds who say they read for fun on a daily basis are at the lowest levels since the 1980s, according to a survey conducted in late 2019 and early 2020 by the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
To get students excited about reading, find books that are relevant, relatable, and/or rewarding. If a book falls into one (or more) of those categories, there is a high probability that students will enjoy it.