It had honestly never occurred to me.
“You mean they actually stare blankly at a page in a book and periodically flip the page to stare at another? They would do that. . .even with a self-selected text? They actually prefer that to reading?. . .”
The questions kept coming (and still do) when I think back to that sunny June afternoon when my co-teacher, Evelyn Pine, dropped those two words on me: faking reading.