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The Million Word Reading Challenge

“The more they read, the better they get at it; the better they get at it, the more they like it; the more they like it, the more they do it”- James Trelease

 

Dear Agassi Parents,

 

This year at Andre Agassi Elementary School, we are participating in the 2015 Million Word Challenge, a reading campaign that promotes a culture of literacy at home. The campaign encourages students to read ONE MILLION WORDS, inside and outside of school. For each student who achieves this goal, there will be a celebration and prizes at the end of the school year. Here is how you can help your child reach the challenge:

 

  • Visit the library with your child to check out books to read at home.
    • Please fill out a Library Card Application as soon as possible and turn it into the nearest library to you.
    • Parents must accompany their child when getting a library card.
  • Set up a family reading time at home when everyone reads at the same time every day.
  • Have daily conversations with your child and ask them questions about the books they are reading.
  • Help your child track the books they are reading on a reading log that will be provided by your child’s teacher. Once they fill it up, make sure he/she turns it into their teacher and asks for a new one to keep reading.
  • The chart below shows the reading goal for each grade level.

 

Million Word Campaign Reading Goals

 

Grade

 

Goal

 

Notes

 

Kindergarten

 

180 picture books

 

Read with an adult

or independently

 

1st Grade

 

180 picture books

 

Read with an adult

or independently

 

2nd Grade

 

100 books

 

2 short picture books = 1 book

1 chapter book = 2 books

 

3rd Grade

 

25 chapter books and

25 informational books

 

3 picture books = 1 chapter book

3 magazines = 1 informational text

 

4th Grade

 

25 chapter books and

25 informational books

 

3 picture books = 1 chapter book

3 magazines = 1 informational text

 

 

5th Grade

 

25 chapter books and

25 informational books

 

4 picture books = 1 chapter book

4 magazines = 1 informational text

 

Thank you for supporting the Million Word Challenge and helping your child to read and succeed!

 

Happy Reading,

 

Ms. Joseph

Victory Program Coordinator