Homework

 

Homework is assigned every week Monday through Thursday. The homework will consist of math problems and reading for at least 20 minutes each night. Please sign the homework page that is sent home in their homework folder daily.
Why Can’t I Skip My 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight? Student “A” reads 20 minutes each day 3600 minutes in a school year 1,800,000 words 90th percentile Student “B” reads 5 minutes each day 900 minutes in a school year 282,000 words 50th percentile Student “C” reads 1 minute each day 180 minutes in a school year 8,000 words 10th percentile By the end of 6th grade, Student “A” will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days. Student “B” will have read only 12 school days. Which student would you expect to have a better vocabulary? Which student would you expect to be more successful in school…and in life? (Nagy & Herman, 1987)