Why? I have time. Is it because it's not a habit yet. Let's Google it. How long before something becomes a habit?
Well, several sites (not looking for research based sites) say depends on your purpose. Several Google sites say between 21 and 28 days. No evidence to back it up. I have always heard 21 days. Apparently, this is a myth that started from a book published in 1960. It was written by a plastic surgeon, Dr. Maxwell Maltz. He noticed that it took an amputee 21 days to adjust to a loss of limb. Uhhh, didn't see that coming.
Back to the Book Whisperer.
- Everybody is a reader!
- Types of readers
- Dormant reader
- Underground readers (This is me.)
- Student interest surveys
- Stealing reading moments
- The Rights of a Reader by Daniel Pennac (below is a link to his free poster)
- It's about reading, not requirements.
- Bell Ringers and Warm-ups
- Library time-I've used it as a free time. Check e-mail, catch up on paperwork,
- 40 books-The reason this is going round and round in my head is because of my daughter. She is dyslexic. How would she handle this? I know the reaction I get when I ask her to just read for 20 minutes a day during the summer. Make sure the are "good fit" books, set the expectation, lead by example.
- Forty-Book Requirement list (350 pages =2 books)-change it up a bit based on our curriculum.
- Tripping Over the Lunch Lady, edited by Nancy Mercado-book for the beginning of the year.
3 points to remember.
(Not finished with the book yet