We did this for 15 minutes on Friday, followed by time for protected silent reading, during which students were encouraged to continue reading or reread the same books. I also love this sound, too!
Throughout the year we will work on building stamina in our reading, extending the times for each of these activities. I want my students to have the ability to focus for longer and longer periods of time on reading for their own enjoyment.
Watch the short videos here to see both steps to this "activity".
Reading to the Wall
Protected Silent Reading