During the month of July, I attempted to follow my own advice and read for a suggested twenty minutes a day. I encourage my students to read for that amount of time each day to make consistent progress on their Independent Reading unit – Reading Bingo.
This graphic finds itself in every one of my course syllabi and is reviewed throughout the school year to encourage students to always be reading.
I did not read every single day, but I enjoyed setting aside at least twenty minutes a day to read.
I thought it was an added bonus that the #25infive Readathon happened to begin on National Book Lovers Day! #Bookstagram was loaded with tons of stacks, books, and people advocating for the joy and benefits of reading in on place. It was awesome!
Here are my stats for #25infive – August 2018:
Thursday, August 9 – 1 hour
Friday, August 10 – 1 hour
- Finished Just Mercy
Saturday, August 11 – 40 minutes
- Started Revolutionary Suicide for diverse authors book club on Instagram (led by EmpoweredAcademics)
Sunday, August 12 – 1 hour
- Continued reading Revolutionary Suicide
- Started The Big Sleep
Monday, August 13 – 1 hour and 20 minutes
- Continued reading The Big Sleep
Total – 5 hours / 25 hours
Looking forward to making more progress on the next Readathon!