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Your Reading Rights

published by Suzanne Sannwald

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THESE
ARE THE
 RIGHTS OF ALL
READERS
READING RIGHTS
YOUR
HOW YOU READ
THE RIGHT TO NOT READ OR NOT FINISH READING
No one can force you to read.
Reading a is a choice.
01
THE RIGHT TO SKIP PAGES OR LOOK AHEAD
02
THE RIGHT TO REREAD
It's okay to reread books.
It's okay to reread parts of books.
03
The way you read varies depending on what and why you're reading.

YOU have the power to make adjustments to how you read.
This includes reading the ending ahead of time. You have the right to read spoilers!
THE RIGHT TO BROWSE AND READ AT ANY SPEED
04
THE RIGHT TO READ MULTIPLE THINGS AT THE SAME TIME
05
THE RIGHT TO READ ANYWHERE AND IN ANY POSITION 
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07
THE RIGHT TO READ ALOUD OR MOVE YOUR LIPS WHEN READING
You can adjust how closely and quickly you read. Read at the speed that is right for you and based on what you're reading.
You do not have to finish reading one thing before starting another.
You can bounce between reading different things as you prefer. 
There is not one right place or seating position for reading. Read where and in the position that feels comfortable for you.
It is fine to read aloud or to move your lips when reading. This is not wrong or bad if it feels right for you.
A  N   Y    T
   H
      I  N 
           G
THE RIGHT 
TO READ ANYTHING
Content
You can read books and other materials with any content, whether it is fiction or nonfiction and whatever the topic, subject, or genre.
08
WHAT YOU READ
You have the right to choose what you read. 
Form
Writing comes in many different forms and reading also encompasses reading different forms. Besides reading books, reading also includes reading poetry, short stories, articles, and other nontraditional forms.
Format
You may use different strategies depending on the format, but reading digital content is reading and reading print materials is reading.

Length
It is good practice to read texts of different lengths. However, do not let the number of pages limit your reading choices. Good reading can come in all different lengths!
Level
While it may feel more comfortable to read materials that match your reading level, you can read materials that are levels above and below. Don't let levels limit your reading choices!
Language
Reading in different languages is always okay! Your overall reading aptitude is increased when you read in any language.
Visuals
Reading books with picture or visuals is okay! Also, reading comics, manga, and graphic novels counts as "real" reading and requires different reading skills.
Audiobooks
Listening to audiobooks also counts as book reading, whether you are reading the matching written text at the same time or solely listening.
Authorship
You can read the works of published authors and writings on major publications and websites. Reading also encompasses writing by ordinary people on blogs, fanfiction, and more.
WHAT YOU THINK & FEEL
THE RIGHT TO INTERPRET WHAT YOU READ AND TO CHANGE WHAT YOU THINK
09
THE RIGHT TO LIKE OR DISLIKE WHAT YOU READ
AND TO CHANGE HOW YOU FEEL
10
Reading is relational.
The author's work forms one half of the relationship and YOU are the other half. Since every reader is unique, every reading experience is unique.
There will be times at school and work when you are assigned what and how to read. But, remember these rights are yours as a lifelong reader. YOU get to choose what and how you read. You, too, are a reader.
THERE IS NOT ONE RIGHT
WAY TO BE A READER
Inspired by Daniel Pennac's work "The Rights of the Reader"
Prepared for "Reading Revolution" by Suzanne Sannwald & Stephanie Macceca