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Million Word Campaign

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! 

Reader's Oath

Reader's Oath

I promise to read
Each day and each night.
I know it's the key
To growing up right.

I'll read to myself,
I'll read to a crowd.
It makes no difference
If silent or loud.

I'll read at my desk,
At home and at school,
On my bean bag or bed,
By the fire or pool.

Each book that I read
Puts smarts in my head,
'Cause brains grow more thoughts
The more they are fed.

So I take this oath

To make reading my way

Of feeding my brain

What it needs every day.