- How often do you read on your own?
- What do you like to read?
- What do you hate to read?
- At times, do you have problems reading the textbook? Why?
- Was reading enforced often when you were growing up? Explain?
- If you like to read, what strategies do you use?
- If you don't like to read, what do you like to do instead?
Most of my students would rather play video games, dance, draw, hang out with friends, ride bikes, play sports, board games, and play instruments. Most of all of this is good and is a good way to find yourself and at times, blow off some steam. Like like I said earlier, forcing kids to read needs to be properly manage. One of my student said this "I like to read but when I don't I would draw people(portraits) and dance." I hope that my son grows to be more like this student and not like me because her parents did it the right way. We as parents need to see our kids abilities and help them and not force it down down on them. Some will be good at sports while others will excel in academics or both, drawing, or reading. Something will grab their attention and we got to be their to guide them.
This allowed me to see what my students struggled with and is something else we share in common. We hate reading textbooks mostly because they are boring. I know some material you can't make them fun, but as a teacher I somehow have learn to make the material go from boring to fun. I have a big challenge ahead of me and I just hope I do a good job.