What is your favorite book?
Reading helps you understand the world around you. Reading strengthens your imagination. Regular reading can help improve your writing skills.
Why Reading is Important
understand: To comprehend or grasp the meaning of something. imagination: The ability to create mental images or ideas of things that are not real. writing skills: The ability to arrange words and sentences to communicate a message.
The world record for the fastest book reader is held by American Steve Tulloch, who read War and Peace in 4 hours and 53 minutes. The longest novel ever written is Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, with over 9,000 pages. Figures from 2015 showed that in the UK, a third of adults hadn't read a book since school.
Work together in pairs: What was your favorite part of the reading today, and why?
Work together in pairs: What did you learn from today's reading that you can apply to your own life?
Brain break: Draw a crazy picture of a unicorn flying on a rainbow while eating ice cream!
What is the best way to become a better reader?
- Watch TV
- Listen to music
- Read more books
- Play video games
What type of books should you read to become a better reader?
What is one strategy that can help you become a better reader?
- Write a summary of the book
- Speed read the book
- Read out loud
- Skim the book
What is an example of a non-fiction book?
- Harry Potter
- The Cat in the Hat
- The Great Gatsby
- The Story of the Solar System
What is the most important thing you can do to become a better reader?
- Listen to audiobooks
- Take frequent breaks
- Practice reading
- Look up big words