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Author Coming to Rugby in May

April 17, 2015
Pierce County Tribune

"I hate reading."

"Books are boring."

"Why do we have to read anyway?"

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Comments such as these are common in a Jr. High/High School environment. Students today have lost a love and desire for the written word. Asking a question such as, "Who's read the latest {insert title here} book?" are often met with blank stares.

Studies show that the more students read, the more they enjoy reading, and the more they'll read in the future. However, the Reading is Fundamental website states that the opposite is also true. Students who don't read stay that way. It is put on teachers and parents' shoulders to not only find out why students don't like to read, but to also figure out how to fix it.

One way Rugby High School is attempting to fix this is by bringing in published author Will Weaver. Weaver is the author of numerous books for young-adult students, focusing especially on books for boys. His topics include baseball and stock car racing while his themes hit on everyday struggles teens experience.

Weaver will be visiting Rugby High School on May 6. His message inspires reluctant readers to pick up a book and get lost in the pages. Weaver will spend the morning talking with our 4th-8th graders about writing and becoming published. He will spend the remainder of the afternoon visiting with the 7th-9th graders in small-group sessions.

For more information about Will Weaver, visit willweaverbooks.com

- Kyle Vareberg,

RHS Instructor

 
 

 

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