The more you read, the better you tend to read, the more you enjoy it, and... the more you read! Keeping kids interested and motivated to read is sometimes a challenge. Some students who can read would rather do other things instead. Other students struggle with reading and so don't enjoy it. Find out what you can do to motivate kids to read every day.
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