I don’t understand why so many young adults don’t see the value of reading. I don’t know what I would do if books didn’t exist. I’m always looking up information, learning about different cultures and reading good stories. My college students have told me that reading stories of the past in high school didn’t make much sense to them. I think it would if we, the teachers, would relate these stories to the present. If we could help students see that the concepts are the same then, I think they would understand these stories better.
Last spring, I asked my reading class to, in anyway they could, show the value of reading. They had to present their work to the class. This video is what one student presented. Watch it and see for yourself. I was greatly impressed.