Why Should I Read 2 Hours a Week?
If you read the required 2 hours of reading per week...
that breaks down to about 20 minutes a night!
Student A reads 20 minutes 7 nights of every week.
Student B reads only 5 minutes a night... or not at all.
Step 1: Multiply minutes a night x 7 each week.
Student A reads 20 minutes x 7 times a week = 140 minutes.
Student B reads 5 minutes x 7 times a week = 35 minutes.
Step 2: Multiply minutes a week x 4 weeks each month.
Student A reads 560 minutes a month.
Student B reads 140 minutes a month.
Step 3: Multiply minutes a month x 9 months a school year.
Student A reads 5040 minutes a school year.
Student B reads 1260 minutes a school year.
Student A practices reading the
equivalent of 14 whole school days a year.
Student B gets the equivalent of only
3 schooldays 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 84 school days. Student B will have read the equivalent of only 18 days.
One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened considerably and so, undoubtedly will school performance.
Some questions to ponder:
Which student would you expect to read better?
Which student would you expect to know more?
Which student would you expect to write better?
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?
So.....put your head in a good book!