At first the response to this oh so important question is tentative. Only a few hands go up. Even with sufficient wait time, it is obvious the students are looking for more direction.
I share this quote from author Anna Quindlen:
"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home."
How Reading Changed My Life
Now more hands go up in the air. By the end of our brainstorming session, every one has contributed in some way.
Here's what we came up with:
Now that we have established the motivation to read, we are ready to become a community of readers!