What are your thoughts on taking grades or allowing kids to participate in activities based solely on the amount of books they read? I teach an inclusion class and don't see a benefit in grading a child based on reading a required amount outside of school. They have so much to take in with new developments in curriculum and state benchmarks that I don't feel like I should force my kids to read. I want them to love to read but I don't think making it a requirement is the way to foster the want to read. I like to take 10 -15 mins of the day and read my personal book with the students while they read their own book to model...reading! Just looking for opinions on the matter as I try to figure out my plan for next year. Thanks.