• "Why Can't I Skip My 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight?"



    "Why Can't I Skip My 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight?"
     

    Did you know one of the most prominent indicators of a successful reader
    is the amount of time spent actually reading?!

    Student A reads 20 minutes 5 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 100 minutes a week.
    Student B reads 20 minutes a week.
    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.
    Step 3:  Multiply minutes a month x 9 months for the school year
    Student A reads 3600 minutes in a school year.
    Student B reads 720 minutes in a school year.
    Student A practices reading the equivalent of ten whole school days a year.
    Student B gets the equivalent of only two school days of reading practice. 
    By the end of 6th grade if Student A and Student B maintain these same reading habits,
    Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days.
    Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 school days.
    Which do you think will be the more successful reader?