Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Prone to Read





prone
prōn/ 
adjective
1.likely to or liable to suffer from, do, or experience something, typically something regrettable or unwelcome.
"years of logging had left the mountains prone to mudslides"
synonyms: susceptile, vulnerable, subject, open, liable, given, predisposed, likely, disposed, inclined, apt, at risk of


Recently some students and I read a short passage titled Accident Prone.  Before we tackled the text we talked about the meaning of prone. We discussed that often the word that is linked to the word prone is typically not viewed as a constructive quality or attribute.
An hour or so later in the day, I was still thinking about the word prone. As typically tends to happen~ my reading brain took over. The words
~prone to read, prone to read, prone to read~  kept resonating

I want all students to be PRONE TO READ~ a quality attribute for sure!
I spend countless minutes each week thinking of dynamic ways to engage reluctant readers, always aiming to communicate the importance of lifelong reading.  I often wish I were talking to the adult selves they will someday be. Perhaps their caregivers are the next best thing.

READERS ARE

likely to achieve academic excellence

masters of language


READERS HAVE

 enhanced concern for others and self discipline

better communication skills

knowledge that reading is fun

READING IS

second nature

gateway to success



Can we afford not to be prone to read?


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