As an English teacher, this is particularly relevant to me, but I know it applies to other subject areas as well. On one hand, I feel like students won't do the reading if it is assigned as homework, even if I give quizzes the next day. On the other hand, I don't want to use up all of our class time reading out loud or even giving them time to read in class. I've tried group/partner reading, but that seems frustrating to everyone. I generally combat this by assigning shorter works, but we have to do at least one novel.