Million Word Campaign
Please provide a quiet place for reading at home so your children can meet this standard. Research shows that among all the ways children spend their time, reading books was the best predictor of success on several measures of reading achievement. Additionally, elementary school children acquire from 8 – 14 new vocabulary words per day. It is argued that word meanings are picked up ten times faster through reading than direct vocabulary instruction. Students who read 1 million words per year (about 20-30 minutes per day) acquire 3,000 – 5,000 new vocabulary words for free!