Proficient readers have the ability to read well over longer periods of time. This is reading stamina...the fuel that starts the car. Reading stamina is necessary to develop or reading becomes frustrating and less enjoyable. Lack of reading stamina is becoming an issue. According to a recent report by the Times Online in the United Kingdom students are losing their ability to read for prolonged periods of time. To improve reading stamina the following is suggested:
1. Practice your reading. Reading stamina increases with the amount of time spent reading. 2. Read daily. Enjoy reading! 3. Visit the library. 3. Read what interests you. 4. Create a reading environment free from distractions.