Before the school year started, I started a little narrative about my non-reader 13-year-old picking up a book called The Power of One and showing miraculous signs that he might be capable of actually reading a novel from start to finish.
It looked good at first as he cruised through 100 pages in a little over a week. But since school has started, his pace has slowed considerably. He is now only inching along and is on page 117.
I hope to get him back on track, but he keeps telling me he has no time for pleasure reading because he’s got too much to read for school.
The reading challenge marches on. Any ideas for enticing him to continue reading?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.