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Why Can't I Skip My Twenty Minutes of Reading Tonight?"
Student A reads 20 minutes five nights of every
Student B reads only 4 minutes a night...or not at all!
Step 1: Multiply minutes a night x 5 each
Student A reads 20 minutes x 5 times a week = 100 mins. a week.
Student B reads 4 minutes x 5 times a week = 20 minutes.
Step 2: Multiply minutes a week x 4 weeks
Student A reads 400 minutes a month.
Student B reads 80 minutes a month.
Step 3: Multiply minutes a month x 9
months a school year.
Student A reads 3600 minutes a school year.
Student B reads 720 minutes a school year.
Student A practices reading the
equivalent of ten whole school days a year. Student B get
the equivalent of only two
school days of reading
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 days.
One would expect the gap of information
retained will have widened
considerably and so, undoubtedly, will school performance.
How do you think Student B will feel about him/herself as a student?
Some questions to ponder:
Which student would you expect to read
Which student would you expect to know
Which student would you expect to write
Which student would you expect to have
the better vocabulary?
Which student would you expect to be more successful in school...and in life?
Which student are you?
Article borrowed from Mrs. Barth,
2nd grade teacher, Resurrection School, KY
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