"I tweeted a while back how frustrating it was many of a class of fourteen year olds seemed incapable of reading for fifteen minutes without distraction. I could understand it if I had handed out copies of The Origin of Species, but they choose the reading material. They can bring in their own books or borrow them from the school library (or my own selection), or they can bring magazines."
Interesting post from a science teacher discussing (with links) strategies to encourage reluctant teenage students to read and seeking suggestions for options that have worked.
Via Heather Stapleton