Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Everyone knows that reading
makes you smarter....
want to know how much smarter?

Imagine this....if you read for 20 minutes every day, in a week you will have read for 100 minutes!


Now multiply that times 4 weeks...and in one month you will have read for 400 minutes.

Think how much you will learn from all that reading!

Do that for a whole school year, and you will have read for 4,000 minutes!


That is equal to the amount of reading you could do in 10 whole days of school.

That makes you 10 days smarter than the average kid!

Now, if you keep reading for 20 minutes every day, by the end of the 6th grade you will have read for the equivalent of 60 whole school days. That's going to make you a very smart kid!

So find yourself a really good book...and read for at least 20 minutes every day!

Source: U.S. Department of Education, America Reads Challenge