Reading at Home
Reading at home is the most important part of your child's homework. And here is the reason why:
Children come to kindergarten with a stored knowledge of 3000 to 5000 words. They will need a stored vocabulary of 60,000 to 90,000 words to succeed in a community college, technical school, or university.
Students need to learn 4000 to 5000 words per year. 350-450 words can be reasonably taught through direct instruction at school. The rest must come through the child's time spent READING both at school and at home. READING AT HOME is crucial for learning new words.
Please support your child's reading progress by making sure reading is taking place at home, recording the amount of time read, and initialing your child's homework packet.