As students get back into the swing of things after Winter break, we want to invite you to use your influence to encourage students reading every day. More specifically, it is recommended that students read for 15 minutes each day.

Why 15 minutes?

  • Students that read at least 15 minutes a day score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests
  • Students reading at least 15 minutes a day acquire a higher vocabulary than peers who don’t
  • Teachers report that their students experience academic, social, and/or emotional benefits from their time spent with Education Connection volunteers

BookIt! Tips and Tricks to Encourage Reading at Home

1. Encourage students to read with family.

“Reading is a great way to spend quality time with your children. From nightly bedtime stories to trips to the library, your children will look forward to spending this one on one time with you every day.”

2. Remind students that practice makes perfect.

“The more students read, the more they will improve their vocabulary, comprehension and sight reading skills. A reading routine goes a long way in building important reading foundations.”

3. Encourage students to be ready for school.

“If you want your child to walk into school each day ready to succeed, the best thing you can do is read to them each day. A reading routine builds their vocabulary, even for older kids, and benefits them when they start reading on their own.”

Read more @ www.bookitprogram.com “The Importance of Daily Reading”

Additional Tips and Tricks

  • Make books a part of every day life.
  • Any type of reading is good.
  • It’s ok to read the same book over and over.
  • Read everyday things like cereal boxes, street signs, and mail.

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