How do you hook and cognitively engage students in reading a range of texts? I want to create a classroom that is filled with highly motivated readers who devour books in order to learn, create and share! I want to look at ways that can motivate and cognitively engage students with reading. Be it with ebooks, netbook friendly versions of texts or the humble paperback book! I plan to create age and maturity appropriate mini libraries that are a mix of physical books and ebooks, which will help to motivate and capture a wide range of students (see this Stuff Article from the 14th of November ). I also plan to look into ways that kids can interact with a text via internet based applications and websites. For example, imagine a year 6 student plotting the path and places that Phileas Fogg and his companions traveled on Google Earth while reading ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. The possibilities are endless.