Five Steps to Making Reading 30 Minutes a Night Easier

When people find out I am an educator/teacher, they generally ask two questions: First, “How do handle teaching seventh grade?” or “I could never do that” or something like that. Second, They have a child, or know someone who has a child that is struggling in school, and they want to know what “advice” I would give. I shared a link a few weeks ago about the top eleven reasons to read, but I wanted to add to that a little bit. A “Reading Account” is single greatest investment you can start for your child’s future. It truly is an investment both on your time and theirs. There will be nights when neither of you want to read, or don’t have the energy or the time. There will be nights when fights will occur, or someone will leave the room frustrated, you or your child. Many of you may be thinking, “Mr.Campbell how do you know?” Well, my wife and I have five kids and we struggled for a long time until we did these five things. I understand that reading 30 minutes a night is, and can be, very difficult. Like many of you, I have two jobs that require my time and attention. Like you, I have other responsibilities, obligations, and distractions to pull me away from this 30-minute window. Here are five steps to Making Reading...

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