My god son came home from school with his assignment for the weekend: Read Little House on The Prairie and write a book report.
I won't comment on the assignment or book choice- that is for another posting. Read here if you want more.
What I want to talk about is his reaction- "I don't want to do my homework. I don't want to read." Too many statements like this and I get worried about the future of his reading life. Finding books that capture his attention and keep him engaged is not as easy a task as I thought.