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5 Million Word Challenge

Coming in Term 3

For all students in years 4, 5 and 6 we will be running a 5 Million word challenge. Collectively we hope to read 5 million words in Term 3. Students will be encouraged to read as many Lexile books as they can and ensure they complete the quiz afterwards. Scholastic (Literacy Pro) have come on board and will supply some great prizes!

Although this challenge is only for the upper years it is important to promote a love of reading for children of all ages. Here are some interesting facts taken from research conducted by Dr. Keith Stanovich. His research was called: Matthew Effects - Does Reading Make you Smarter?  

Reading for 20+ minutes per day will expose you to 1.8 million words per year

Reading for an average of  4.6 minutes per day will expose you to 282 000 words per year

Reading for less than 1 minute per day will only expose you to 8 000 words per year (It would take one year to read as many words as what a good reader would read in two days)

Happy reading!