I've been struggling to get "T" to enjoy reading for almost 2 years. He claimed that books were boring and uninteresting. No matter what I gave him, he just wouldn't read it. During silent reading classes, his eyes would peer over the book and never land on the page. He wouldn't even try. I had almost given up.
Then someone gave him "The Lightning Thief" and he ate. it. up. He hasn't stopped. He just finished the 4th book in the series!
Today I had the kids free write for 10 minutes in English class. This is what "T" read aloud to me.
And it's for these moments that I teach.