Reading is a huge part of success in school and life. Please make sure your child is reading at least 30 minutes a day.
- Sixth graders are required to read at least 500,000 words by the end of the year. That means they must read 50,000 words a month. (To give you an idea of how long such a book would be, The Giver has roughly 50,000 words and is 180 pages.)
- Seventh graders must read at least 800,000 words this year. That means they must read 80,000 words a month. (To give you an idea of how long such a book would be: The first Harry Potter book is 77,000 words and roughly 220 pages, and Percy Jackson's The Lightning Thief is ~87,000 words and about 370 pages.)
When your child meets these goals, he or she will have undoubtedly improved in Language Arts!