At least several times each year, parents approach me with a common concern: Their kid hates reading. It always breaks my heart to hear these words. For many years, I didn't know how to respond to parents who asked for my advice on how to address their students' hatred of what I love so dearly. Until I got my reading specialist certification. Now I feel much more equipped to address those concerns.
This file is a printable handout that I would suggest teachers of all subject areas and all grade levels give parents at the beginning of the year, at Parent-Teacher Conferences, and Meet the Teacher Night, at parent-teacher meetings, or anytime the concern regarding interest in reading arises. I hope these tips help you feel more prepared to have those tough conversations with parents.