Leveraging Social Media to Engage Readers

Reading is undoubtedly important, and research validates why it should be prioritized in the classroom and in conversations with caregivers about reading time at home. There is a problem, though: The number of American children, tweens, and teens who say they read for fun on an almost daily basis has dropped from nearly a decade ago and is at the lowest levels since the mid-1980s. The decline suggests that these age groups are becoming less engaged in the practices required to nurture their academic and personal reading identities, which includes developing a genuine interest in and dedication to reading. Lorraine Radice October 26, 2023