OK, so you are sitting here in Reading Workshop during SSR (Sustained Silent Reading). I look up from my book and I see you fidgeting in your chair. You are squirming like your seat is on fire. You turn the page without even reading the whole page. You look around the room, but you can't find anyone to join you in your boredom. Uh oh, are you like the Queen of Fake Reading?
If your book isn't drawing you in, you need to get a better book. There are 12,000 books with several thousand titles in the book room. Find one that you can be a part of and read. Don't read a book that isn't exciting.
The guy beside you is staring at his book so intensely you think he might stare a hole in the page. What is going on with him? Why is he looking at his book like that? He won't even look your way. He is pulling the book closer and closer to his face. He has a death grip on it.
Guess what? Some books are exciting and he found a great one. He found a book with action and adventure, that he understands. He has become a part of his book. He is living in it and with every twist and turn in the plot, he is drawn more and more into the story.
What book are you reading? How does the author draw you into the book? What makes the book you are reading exciting?