Why Read 20 Minutes At Home?

November 01, 2016
  • Paideia Literacy Week

     “Leading in Literacy”

    Literacy Tip of the Day- TUESDAY

    Why Read 20 Minutes at Home?


    Studies prove that students who read for at least 20 minutes a day at home are much more likely to learn new words, increase their vocabulary, and improve test scores. While we know that the biggest benefit to reading is not just to do well on a test, performing well shows that students are prepared for academic reading at a higher level. You can encourage your child to read at home by discussing what they read with them, tracking their reading minutes on a chart, or reading together with your child. Many of our classes expect scholars to read for 30 minutes each day at home. If you are unsure of how long your child should be reading, get in touch with the teacher and then sit down with your child to set a reading goal.  When helping your child choose a good fit book to read at home, consider his or her Lexile number.  A Lexile matches a reader’s independent reading level with appropriate texts. If your child does not already know his or her Lexile, just ask the teacher. You can then go to https://lexile.com/ to match your child’s Lexile with an appropriate book that you can find at your local library. Happy Reading!


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