Why Can’t I Skip My 20 Minutes of Reading Tonight?
Student “A” Student “B” Student “C”
Reads 20 minutes each day. Reads 5 minutes each day. Reads 1 minute each day.
That’s 1,800,000 words! 282,000 words. Only 8,000 words.
90th Percentile 50th Percentile 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?