Last year, some wonderful Iserotope readers shared my obsession with reading and donated 12 Kindles to my students. Now those Kindles are on assignment for the summer, and the early reports are inspiring.
Last week, I texted the students participating in the summer program. All 12 responded that they were reading. Six had already completed one book or more. One student has finished three.
Here is what they’re saying:
+ “Thanks so much for the Kindle! I’m really reading!”
+ “I read when TV gets boring.”
+ “There are at least 10 books on the Kindle that I want to read.”
+ “I like the Kindle because I get to read what I want.”
I’m impressed by these preliminary results, and I’m hopeful that the students will continue reading this summer. My ultimate goal is to increase the Kindle collection to 25 so a full class of students can benefit.