How to Develop Reading Habit in Students & Adults
The benefits of reading are well-known to all: it helps develop the imagination, improves vocabulary and grammar skills, increases empathy for others. However, what about developing the habit in students? How do we go about making sure they read every day at home or on their own time outside of school?
This blog post discusses how students can develop a daily reading habit by setting up a routine that will make them want to pick up a book.
In this article, we will look at some of the strategies that can help us create a reading habit in our students. Our goal is to get them excited about reading and prevent them from giving up their reading habits.
Here are 5 tips for developing a successful reading habit in your student:
- 1) Make Reading Fun
- 2) Develop a Routine
- 3) Encourage Students to Read
- 4) Create a Reading Spot
- 5) Seek Professional Help
First, establish when your class will start and end each day (this should be done during the first few days or weeks). Second, find out what your student’s favorite books are and set aside some time each week to read these together as a group.
How to read a book well?
Many of us read books, but after a while we forget what we read. There is a lot of information in the book, it is not possible to remember all the information. This problem affects almost every reader. If there are any readers, they can remember 20-30% of the information in a book after 1 year of reading, some only 5%.
Today’s article is about how to read books well and remember. In this article, we’ll be also know How to Develop Reading Habit in Students.
1. Purpose before reading the book:
Not that people always read books to gain knowledge. Sometimes people read books just to spend lazy time, sometimes they are forced to read books. No matter how people read books, they gain knowledge. How?
People learn in two ways:
We subconsciously call in-knowledge acquisition ‘experienced knowledge’. In many cases, such knowledge is long lasting.
Acquiring knowledge consciously is an attempt to know something by planning. Maybe by doing a course, reading more than one book to learn about a subject.
Before you read a book, you should decide why I am reading this book. It’s a very simple thing. But, quite effective. Remember, you are Reading Ralph M Lewis’s book ‘Behold The Sign’. Your main purpose in reading this book is to learn about symbolism like Robert Langdon in Dan Brown’s novel.
Then you will see that you are having fun reading the book. After reading this book, you will want to read more than one such book. You find out J. E. Carlot’s book ‘A Dictionary of Symbols’, Michael Snyder’s book “Symbology: Hidden in Plain Sight – The Secret Life of Symbols”.
2. Read books by selecting topics:
In order to know better about any subject, you can decide in advance what books are on that topic. For this, those who are experts in that subject, can take their help, can do a Google search, can ask in the book group.
After correcting the topic, if you read the books of that topic one by one, you will get a rough idea about it.
For example: You want to read the biography of the Prophet (peace be upon him). So with someone’s advice you can start reading the booklist.
- He is the Prophet of my soul – Shaykh Ali Jaber Al Fifi
- I love you, Oh Prophet – Gurudatta Singh
- The Prophet – Majida Rifa
- Sirah – Raindrops Publications.
3. Staining while reading a book:
You can read the book with color pen or highlighter. If the important parts are spotted, you will be able to concentrate while reading, and it will be easier to find the important parts if necessary.
4. Read and Do Note:
You can note the important part after reading the book. This will remember them. As a child, I used to hear from my father:
“When you read something, you remember it once, when you write it, you remember it ten times. Writing once is like reading ten times. ”
Remember, I will now read the book ‘The Basic Teachings of Islam’. It will take me two days to read this book (8 hours in total). It will take two to two and a half hours to note the important part after reading the book. During these two-and-a-half hours of note-taking, I observed the important parts in depth, giving it stability.
Another thing. You can do it on mobile or laptop without keeping a note book. Since the book notes will be useful to you at any time, it is better to have it at hand. Moreover, the writing of the account may be lost after a few years, may be lost. In that case, you can write in the notebook of the mobile or in the word file of the laptop and upload it to the drive.
5. Reading books at leisure:
Sometimes you may not have a new book in your hand or you may not like to read a book. Then you can look at the old books a little upside down. You will see that you are able to realize a new subject read a year ago, you will feel new information.
The words are:
“It is better to read a good book three times than to read three good books.”
If you read the same book at different ages, in different situations, you will get the same message.
Reading is the key to success. It opens up new worlds, teaches us new things and helps us grow in ways we never thought possible. But for many people, reading just isn’t something they can do or enjoy. They’re not sure why they don’t like it or what’s wrong with them, but they know that reading doesn’t feel right to them and that makes them sad because there’s so much out there waiting for them to explore! This blog post will give you some ideas on how to develop a love of reading in your students this year.