Reading is Important

Information provided by Maria Arguelles from a class reminds me how crucial wide reading is for students:

  • Reading 14 minutes a day means reading over 1,000,000 words a year.
  • “Research has shown that children who read even 10 minutes a day outside of school experience substantially higher rates of vocabulary growth between second and fifth grade than children who do little or no reading.” (Anderson & Nagy, 1992 – p. 46)
  • “Of 100 familiar words met in reading, a reader may learn 3-15 using context.” (Beck, McKoewn, & Kucan, 2002)

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