Presentation on theme: "Today’s Class The average SAT reading score for the graduating class of 2011—497—is the lowest since 1972 The more students read, the higher they."— Presentation transcript:
Today’s Class The average SAT reading score for the graduating class of 2011—497—is the lowest since 1972 The more students read, the higher they score on standardized reading exams. Anderson, Wilson, Fielding
Time Spent Reading Chart Percentile RankMin Per Day Reading# of Words Read Per Year 9890.74,733,000 9040.42,257,000 7021.71,168,000 5012.9601,000 203.1134,000 101.651,000
Building Blocks to Support Reasons for Reading 1)Access to high interest reading materials 2)Time and place to read 3)Model the value of reading 4)Stop grading everything 5)Provide structure to your reading program 6)Students must WANT to read – they must see what is in it for them! Kelly Gallagher
Reading is Rewarding Favorite First Lines The Reading Minute Reading Wisdom
Building a Mature Vocabulary ListeningRare words per thousand Adult to child, 6 months9.3 Adult to child, 3 years9.0 Adult to child, 10 years11.7 Adult to adult17.3 Prime time TV22.7 ReadingRare words per thousand Children’s book30.9 Adult book52.7 Comic book53.5 Popular magazine65.7 Newspaper68.3 Scientific paper128
Don’t be Such a Borf! Read the sentence in the box and predict the meaning of the underlined word: It was so gliff outside, I had to wear two sweaters and a jacket. “Gliff” likely means: Warm Cold Bright Dark
Reading Makes you a Better Writer Cooking up Good Writing Reading as a Writing Model Says Who?
Reading is Hard and “Hard” is Necessary Driving Good Reading An Educated Electorate The Fine Print You are What You Eat
Reading Makes you Smarter Brain Maintenance Join the Million Word Club Read All About It Rustproofing
Reading Prepares you for the World of Work Get a Job! Possible Future Job Education Required Reading Demands What should I read now? FirefighterTwo year Fire Academy Degree Ongoing specialized training Physics Chemistry Fire codes Engineering text Medical/first aid Maps
Reading Well is Financially Rewarding Education LevelPredicted career earnings Actual career earnings Less than high school diploma $1.0 Million (over 25 years) High school diploma1.2 Million Some college, no degree1.5 Million Associate degree1.6 Million Bachelor’s degree2.1 Million Master’s degree2.5 Million Doctoral degree3.4 Million Professional degree4.4 Million
Reading Opens the Door to College and Beyond Make your plan for the future Create a life map Note the hurdles you will face in high school What will you need to do to prepare yourself for these hurdles?
College Entrance is Highly Competitive # of Students who applied to UCLA43,421 # of Students admitted to UCLA10,522 # of students denied admission32,314 Fully weighted GPAs of all who applied3.83 Fully weighted GPAs of all admitted4.23 SAT verbal avg. – applied582.6 SAT verbal avg. - admitted642.3 4.0 GPAs or higher denied7,731
Reading Arms You Against Oppression The More You Know.... The more you read the more you ____________ The more you knowthe The more you The less you read The less you know The sooner you