We are required to use AR in the classroom. I cannot get my kids to read. They can choose between picture books or chapter books, and they have from Friday to Friday to meet their goal. I require them to read 3 picture books or one chapter book in their level each week. Some will NOT even read one picture book! I teach 4th grade and the average reading level is WAY below 4th. I offer incentives, and we are doing BookIt too. What to you do to get children to read? What do you do if they don't read at all? I think that we have been shoving AR at them for so long that they just hate reading. I don't know what to do! I read to them sometimes, but they need to read on their own.