Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Importance of Reading

1. IWBAT explain why reading is important.
2. IWBAT explain how the brain develops in order to allow us to read.
1. Read The Lightning Thief:

2. Quill.org: complete lessons due this week, from May 27th through May 30th

3. Additional Project Presentations: evaluate your teammates' presentations here

4. Explain Why Reading Is Important: view classwork here
  • Mr. T's Scoop: 
    • Students who read 40 minutes a day, regardless of their reading level, make much higher gains in reading growth than students who only read 15 minutes a day.
    • On average, students who achieved in the 98th percentile in reading ability read about 4.5 million words in a school year, whereas students in the 10th percentile read only 8,000 words.
    • To be an expert in something, you need to do it well for at least 10,000 hours. If students are practicing reading just over two hours a day, 365 days a year, for 13 years, they will reach mastery--which would be just in time for college.

5. The Videos & Articles:

6. Exit Slip

Homework: MAP Passage Practice

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