It's no secret that many students see reading as a chore. Some don't feel like they're allowed to read books that interest them. Others are overwhelmed by the pressure of having to take a reading quiz or write a report. These are the students who desperately need to be allowed to read for pleasure.
Reading for pleasure is key to becoming a lifelong reader and book lover, and that knowledge is one of the many reasons we strive to create accessible, engaging books about high-interest topics that students want to pick up and read. We know that readers will stretch to meet topics they're interested in. We also know that others have yet to realize that reading can be fun. Reading assessments and quizzes have their place, but when it comes to sparking a lifelong love of reading, just let them read!