According to the American Psychological Association from 2016 onward, 12th graders have spent an average of 6 hours a day on social media, texting, and surfing the web. Teens have turned on to technology and turned off reading. Many admit to rarely if ever picking up a book to read for pleasure.
Our teens need to read…
Find out why middle and high school students need to spend time reading longer novels and books and also gain insight and ideas for supporting your teen's reading from experts Natalia Carson and Stephanie Smith, CCPS Secondary Literacy coaches; Laura Colomb, Swift Creek Middle School teacher; and Libby, Marissa, and Ray, CCPS seniors.
Yes, we have stiff competition with technology and social media, but we can keep our teens reading!