INTERVIEW: How do you get your students to read?? I am posting this as part of an assignment for my middle level education course at the university. Any help from teachers with answers or advice would be much appreciated!! ::EDIT: I am NOT asking for HOMEWORK ANSWERS! The course assignment is to INTERVIEW teachers in a middle school forum and compare and contrast different thoughts. Thank you for your help!!:: (According to Pearson's "Introduction to Middle School" there are two misconceptions: 1. Any student entering middle school is a proficient reader and 2. Students who have mastered reading will read naturally without instruction) You can pick and choose anything you'd like to answer or not... My questions for all you experienced teachers, REGARDLESS of subject area, are: -Do you value the teaching of reading? -Have you encountered students of various reading levels as I have mentioned above, and how do you deal with these different students? -What are some of the most EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES for actually making students give a **** about wanting to read? -Do you portray to your students your own appreciation and interest of any literary means? -Do you provide reading times and have a class LIBRARY? and one of the most important questions I've got is: ---How do you present RELEVENT, CHALLENGING, INTEGRATIVE, EXPLORATORY study in your class? THANK YOU very much for all your help!! Have a great day and good luck with your students.