Beginning on Monday, March 28, NLSS will begin Daily Active Reading Time (DART) to promote reading in all classes. Please encourage your student to bring reading materials to class/school each day to support the reading program. Reading materials are also available in each classroom and at the NLSS library. The program will operate based on the schedule below:
Monday & Tuesdays: First 15 mins of P2
Wednesday & Thursday: First 15 mins of P4
Please see the data below as a reminder of the importance of reading every day:
- Students score 90% better than peers on reading tests when reading for at least 20 minutes a day, exposing students to 1.8 million words a year.
- Students score in the 50th percentile on reading tests when reading only 4.6 minutes a day, exposing students to 282,000 words per year
- Students score in the 10th percentile on reading tests when reading for less than 1 minute per day, exposing students to 8,000 words per year. (it would take this student a year to be exposed to the same number of words that a student reading for 20 min a day would see in two weeks)