It seems to be a constant battle to encourage teenage boys to read reguarly. But once you start to talk about how long it will take them and explain that the more they read the faster they can get through their books, they start to conceptualise that reading is a finite activity.
This online test will give you an indication as to how long it would take you to read a number of popular books including "Game of Thrones" and "Harry Potter".
If I can commit to reading Game of Thrones for 20 minutes a day, it would take me 437 days.
Of course, the more that you "get into" a book the more you will read and invest in the story. Your reading time increases exponentially as you move through the book.
The chart above says that it would take me 35 days to read Gone Girl". But the book took me just under two weeks because the story was so gripping!
Of course many a person, or student will lament over how they are going to find 20 minutes a day to read. Teachers Pay Teachers has a great poster that you can download.
- Building reading fluency in students