Marcie from the blog To Read or Not to Read asked readers to let her know Do You Need Silence to Read.
I say it would depend on the book. With the scores of books that I have been recommended I can ignore the television, kid, tea kettle even and get swept away. The television or radio will create a pleasant white noise background buzz and even noisy kids cannot tear me away from a good read. Now, if it’s something that I really don’t want to read, I have to make myself concentrate on each sentence in order to get the idea.
While I realize that people learn differently this makes me question just who SSR, or Sustained Silent Reading, is for. I guess if I had a classroom full of kids I would demand daily twenty minutes of quiet too. SSR, aka DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) or as one of The Bee’s classmates calls it: Sit down, Shut up and Read.
How do YOU read?