EVERYDAY is a great day for reading! Why???
Children who read 20 minutes a day are exposed to 1.8 million words in one school year.
They are also more likely to score in the 90th percentile on standardized testing.
There was also a study done on children reading 15 minutes a day that showed academic achievement and gains in regards to reading, but not as high as the students that read 20 minutes a day.
Students reading 5 minutes or less a day were more likely to fall behind their peers academically and needed intervention methods to bring them to grade level (statistics from kidskonnect.com).
Therefore, we want our Bellevue Dragons to READ! READ! READ!