Who can read a million words in one year? You can! We will keep track of the amount of words you read this year. When you finish reading a book, take an AR quiz. Mrs. Vesely will generate a report that shows the number of words you have read every two weeks. Why do we count words instead of points? Take a look at the chart below.
Just in case you are wondering, a book like Diary of a Wimpy Kid has 19,784 words. So do the math. How many books would you have to read to reach the 1,000,000 word challenge?
Oh, and did I mention prizes? Yes, there will be prizes along the way. When you read only 5,000 words you already qualify for your first prize. Start reading today.
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Original Study: Nagy, W. E., R. C. Anderson, and P. A. Herman. 1987. Learning word meanings from context during normal reading. American Educational Research Journal 24: 237–70.