I am ready to hang a banner in our classroom to loudly display the following words, “Being a slow reader does not make you a bad reader!” and then point to it every time a child tells me with a downward glance that they are slow readers. The shame of the designation oozing from them.
Since when did taking your time as you read become something to be ashamed of?
In this age of skimming text and calling it reading, slow reading should be embraced and celebrated. I know I have problems with wanting to rush through a text, and constantly need to tell myself to SLOW DOWN!!!