Reading has officially caught on at my school. The combination of choice, high-interest books, and an extensive Kindle library has propelled some students to a dangerous new pastime: Reading While Walking, also known as RWW.
Our school hallways were already precarious even before this new phenomenon. To navigate the crowds, you sometimes need the skills of a running back or a slalom skier.
But RWWers have taken a different approach:
1. Stick out your book or Kindle at arm’s length.
2. Read your book.
3. Walk slowly and deliberately, as if you’re a zombie.
The zombie description isn’t way off, actually. After all, these RWWers are definitely in The Reading Zone.
Unfortunately, I haven’t yet captured any RWWers on camera, but I hope to snap a few photos soon. Until then, I will say that Reading While Walking occurs more often in boys than girls.