Students started reading silently to themselves for 10 min. (3-5) and 5 min (k-2) about a month ago. Students were allowed to choose any book in the library, or even two if they needed, and just read for the allotted time period. At first, it was a challenge for many of the students, but now, they are really enjoying the reading alone. I must admit that some of the places are out of the norm, but as long as we keep their fingers away from the cords, we should be fine.
GO READ A BOOK!