Reading Tracker – Years 7 and 8

Please click on the form below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnWM4mHiGPnNUW94mWLo7qivd9TKT8NyGVWus6iSOX0wa_4Q/viewformIn In year 7 and 8, you are expected to read every week to progress well through the accelerated reader scheme. Please complete this form once a week.  As a minimum we expect you to read for at least 20mins, three times a week.  You must submit the form once a week.

 

Remember that those who read do best at GCSE and beyond. The 20 minutes a day may seem arbitrary but it is based on research (Nagy & Herman, 1987):

Student A: Reads 20 minutes a day (3600 minutes in a school year and 1,800,000 words) and scores in the 90th percentile in standardised tests (Grades 9-7))

Student B: Reads 5 minutes a day (900 minutes in a school year and 282,000 words) and scores in the 50th percentile in standardised tests) (Grades 4-6))

Student C: Reads 1 minute a day (180 minutes in a school year and 8,000 words) and scores in the 10th percentile in standardised tests (Grades 1-3))

By the end of Year 7, Student “A” will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days. Student “B” will have read only 12 school days. Which student would you expect to have a better vocabulary? Which student would you expect to be more successful in school…and in life?

We also want you all to have a rich vocabulary that will help you to understand and express sophisticated and nuanced ideas.

Happy Reading. Remember that those who read do best at GCSE and beyond.  It is also a wonderful way to relax at the end of the day.

 

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