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Amazing Independent Reading Statistic

There have been thousands of studies showing the link between the amount of time a child reads independently to how successful that child is at school.  This study is probably my favorite...

Percentile   Min. Read/Day Words Read/Year
98                  65               4,358,000
90                  21.1            1,823,000
80                  14.2            1,146,000
20                  1                 21,000
2                     0                 0
This year we will be exploring a ton of books together and independently, and each student is required to read at least 40 books.  I would like for all of my students to read at least 30 minutes a night.