Movements to begin all-school reading programs often wait for the right set of circumstances and may be in the planning stages while hundreds of students are missing the spark they might provide. We should think of a means of setting some of the wheels turning, even if the school does not seem ready for all phases to be put into action. It is a sad fact that many high schools have nothing approaching an emphasis on reading; therefore, there is nothing to call teachers' attention to the importance of improving reading skills in every class. If no one takes responsibility for attending to the vital matter of reading at the secondary level, teachers will continue to teach their content material without helping students refine their skills for learning.
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