I recently discovered two short and accessible articles on the importance of reading:

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

The surprising benefits of reading before bed (thanks to Jennifer Serravallo).

Here’s a writing prompt I plan to use with students after they read the two of them:

What are at least three reasons the authors of these two articles say why reading is good for you? To what extent do you agree or disagree with what the authors are saying? To support your opinion, be sure to include specific examples drawn from your own experience, your observations of others, or any of your readings.

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