Mrs. T. Bailey's Sixth Grade Language Arts Class
Education: B.S. in Education from ETSU and Masters in Reading from ETSU
Experience: 18 years in Washington County Schools
Certification: K-8 licensure; Reading Specialist K-12
LAMAR SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
The administration, faculty, and staff of Lamar School strive to meet the
educational needs of all students enabling them to be responsible and productive citizens.
Learning is a process which is cultivated through the collaborative
efforts of the school, home, and community.
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"Why Can't I Skip My Twenty Minutes of Reading Tonight?"
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 each week.
Student A reads 20 minutes x 5 times a week = 100 mins. a week.
Student B reads 4 minutes x 5 times a week = 20 minutes.
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 a school year.
Student A reads 3600 minutes a school year.
Student B reads 720 minutes a school year.
Student A practices reading the equivalent of ten whole school days a year.
Student B get the equivalent of only two school days of reading practice.
By the end of 6th grade, if Student A and Student B maintain these same reading habits, Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days. Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 days.
One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened considerably and so, undoubtedly, will school performance. How do you think Student B will feel about him/herself as a student?
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 the better vocabulary? Which student would you expect to be more successful in school...and in life? Which student are you? Article borrowed from Mrs. Barth, 2nd grade teacher, Resurrection School, KY