But I have kept these particular reading engagement questions under my desk blotter for many, many years—so many that I don’t even know who did the research, but I do know these questions are effective at improving reading motivation, in the person who responds, AND in those who listen to those responses, as in, my students, in my classes.
US education needs a massive redesign for the 21st century, one-fifth of which is now gone. Hurry up! We live in a country in which most of us believe that “all men are created equal.”4 (Or we used to.) Educating students to attain their own individual potential should be the goal of all citizens who care about our country, and certainly, every teacher.