Yes, there are different types of readers. As a teacher I hear students every day say that they hate reading. That’s no exaggeration. The conversation usually goes something like this:
Me – “Hey, put your phone away. You should be reading, where’s your book? What are you reading?”
Student – “I don’t have a book. I hate to read.”
Me – “Didn’t you get a book when we went to the library?”
Student – “Yeah. I didn’t like it so I took it back.”
I really believe that there are different types of readers and that everyone can enjoy reading if they find the right book. I have spoken with a variety of people from successful business people who have college educations, to teenagers who can’t put their phones down. Even though they say that they hate reading, they always say something like, “I hate reading but I will read the newspaper”, or, “I hate reading but I liked that book by John Green”.
We could put any book, magazine, or graphic novel into the scenario. It all comes down to the fact that we will read about what we are interested in.
I wish I could spend more time with every student and find out what they like to read. It takes time and trust, but everyone has read something they enjoyed. Everyone has a story that stays with them because of the character, or conflict in the story. Everyone no is interested in something and wants to learn more about it.
We are all readers. Really.
So what kind of reader are you?
Let me know in the comments below!
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