What suggestions do you have in setting up and motivating reading in class? I am teaching English as a second language and the students are quite advanced in their English (in a bilingual programme). They are aged 13-14. Some don't like reading and don't, or certainly don't with enough attention to understand, and I am struggling with them. Sometimes we read together as a class but some don't pay attention and the discussion of the text becomes slow and boring due to this lack of attention and waiting for people to answer or find the place or complaining they don't understand. Mostly they read individually and answer questions but there too, I let them talk with partners and they go off-task and it's clear some student don't understand the text. Then they rely on others to help them out and explain it. Reading is becoming a frustrating activity. I think we are also tired at this point in the year as they were more enthusiastic in the first months of the course. Any suggestions or feedback on approaches to reading and how to motivate students?