I need to take steps to help my students engage with the texts
This book is so BORING!
Maybe this just isn't the kind of book for you! Why did you choose this one?
I really don't want to keep reading, I'm just not interested anymore.
Maybe I need to have a mini lesson on what makes readers want to keep reading and what makes them want to stop.
Oh, I've already finished mine! I couldn't put it down.
Cool! A Hummingbird!
Everyone gets distracted! Let me teach my students how to deal with distractions
Why did I even choose this book in the first place!
This book is dumb, I don't even know what's going on
Maybe you guys didn't choose a genre you like, or maybe you had an issue with the way an author writes. How about we take another look at reading.
Questions are one of the most important tools in our arsenal. They can help us engage readers, as well as help students to choose texts, question authors, and make inferences to reflect on what they have learned from the text.