I am wondering if I should give up on silent reading with one class or if I should keep working at it...... I am having difficulties with one class and getting them to read silently and independently. I teach 5 classes of reading intervention, and just this one class WILL NOT read. We've been in school 10 weeks and still they need to be reminded of the procedures every day. They are to come in, get their materials ready, pick out a book or use one they have, and just read. After the 10-12 minutes, then students record the book on their reading log. Twice a week, I also have do a small response using a reading strategy. All my other classes have this down. It's pretty amazing. The class that is having issues with this will come in, get materials, and get their books, but there is a lot of talking. There's talking, I remind them, they're quiet, then they're talking again. This happens almost every day. It's all 14 of them, except maybe two, but then he's not really reading because he's watching the others talk. I do give consequences, move seats, have some see me after school, after class, so I don't know what else will work or if I should just give up on it. I know that these students don't get time during the day to ever read for fun because their other class sizes are so large, so I wanted to give them 10-15 minutes a day to just choose a good book and read so that they can enjoy reading. Most of my students are reluctant readers, but I think I've been successful with my other classes. We talk about building stanima a lot. I've modeled what it should look like and sound like. I started a chart where if they get so many stickers, they can earn something. They just don't seem motivated to read. It's not something that important to them the last hour of the day. Should I give up on it and do a different warm-up activity? Or should I keep sticking with it and keep trying? I'm glad I have them following the procedures right up until it's time to read. I do have a lot of interesting books, but maybe I need to get even more. I could maybe get magazines too. What would you do?