Read Read and more Reading! Students who read stay focused on an activity, read for enjoyment, and increase their vocabulary. As an educator who believes in the reading/writing connection, I'm a firm believer in the more one reads, the better one writes. If you can read, you can write. Trouble with one, then trouble in the other; what you read is what you'll write. Summertime is an excellent time to visit your local library and read for your own enjoyment. It's also the best time to read a book, take the movie out and then do your own Venn diagram for compare and contrast.