Kickstart a Reading Habit

5 Minute Drill Here is iteration 3.0 of my classroom research dealing with the 5-minute drill (or 3- minute drill). Here’s the question. If students read for at least 5 minutes per day, will they actually end up reading more than that? This is a do-it-now idea that may be an antidote to procrastination. Of course, we want our students to fall in love with reading, but sometimes a little discipline helps. Like my father used to say, “Getting started is half the job.”