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Why do we require students to read for 20 minutes each day?

Why read for 20 minutes each day?

Why read for 20 minutes each day?

How important is daily reading?  Would you like to be exposed or have your child exposed to 1.8 million words a year?  Phoenix Academy requires all students to read for 20 minutes each night at home.  Why?  Common sense would say and *research has found that good readers naturally spend more time in daily reading.  Exposure to reading is important in developing vocabulary for fluency and comprehension. *See link below for Youtube video: Does Reading Make You Smarter?

Students who scored 90% better than their peers on reading tests, read for more than 20 minutes a day – exposing them to 1.8 million words a year.

Students who scored at fifty percentile, read on average only 4.6 minutes a day – exposing them to 282,000 words per year.

Students in the ten percentile for reading, read less than 1 minute per day – exposing them to 8,000 words per year.  (It would take them one year to read as many words as what a good reader would read in two days.)

Here’s the link: Does Reading Make you Smarter?

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2 Responses to Why do we require students to read for 20 minutes each day?

  1. Casey Riesberg June 15, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    Scholarship options are available for students that meet the criteria. We’d love to discuss our program with you. Please give us a call at (402) 390-0556. Ask for Stephanie Loneman and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

  2. allison August 25, 2017 at 10:19 am #

    i liked it a lot

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