The importance of nightly reading
Why Can't I Skip Nightly Reading
Why Can't I Skip My Twenty Minutes of Reading Tonight?
Let's figure it out --- mathematically!!
Student A reads 20 minutes five nights of every week;
Student B reads only 4 minutes a night ... or not at all!
Step 1: Multiply minutes a night x 5 times each week.
Student A reads 20 minutes x 5 times a week = 100 minutes a week.
Student B reads 4 minutes x 5 times a week = 20 minutes or less.
Step 2: Multiply minutes a week x 4 weeks each month.
Student A reads 400 minutes a month.
Student B reads 80 minutes a month or less.
Step 3: Multiply minutes a month x 9 months in a school year.
Student A reads 3600 minutes in a school year.
Student B reads 720 minutes or less in a school year.
Student A practices reading equivalent to ten whole school days a year.
Student B gets the equivalent of only two school days or less of reading practice.
If Student A and Student B maintain these same reading habits through 6th grade:
Student A will have read 60 whole school days.
Student B will have read 12 school days or less.
One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened considerably and so will school performance.
Some questions to ponder:
Which student would you expect to be a better reader?
Which student would you expect to know more?
Which student would you expect to write better?
Which student would you expect to have a better vocabulary?
Which student would you expect to be more successful in school...and in life?