## Why Can't I Skip my 20 Minutes of Reading

Why Can't I Skip my 20 Minutes

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

Student B reads 4 minutes x 5 times a week = 20 min.

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 x 9 months/school year.

Student A reads 3600 min. in a school year =

10 whole school days.

Student B reads 720 min. in a school year =

2 whole school days.

By the end of sixth grade, if Student A and Student B maintain these same reading habits....

Student A would have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days.

Student B would have read the equivalent of only 12 school days.

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?