Grade 1
stfrancis cheader
 
20mr2
Why Can't I Skip My 20 Minutes
of Reading Tonight?
author: unknown
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 min. x 5 times a week = 100 min./week.
Student B reads 4 min. x 5 times a week = 20 min./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 by 9 school months/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 10 whole school days a year.
Student B gets the equivalent of only 2 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.

One would expect the gap in 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 better?
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?

"A house without books is like a room without windows.  No man has the right to bring up children without surrounding them with books… Children learn to read in the presence of books."
~ Heinrich Mann

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400 Totowa Road, Totowa, New Jersey 07512
Phone: 973.956.8824
Fax: 973.956.9430