“There is no more important homework than reading. Research shows that the highest achieving students are those who devote leisure time to reading, even when the school day and year are only mid-length and homework isn’t excessive. Recently, the largest-ever international study of reading found that the single most important predictor of academic success is the amount of time children spend reading books, more important even than economic or social status. And one of the few predictors of high achievement in math and science is the amount of time children devote to pleasure reading.”
Nancie Atwell, The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled,
Passionate, Habitual, Critical Readers
Meredith Galloway, Sixth Grade Language Arts
- Read joyfully twenty minutes or more; nightly homework.
- Edmodo is a great tool used in our classroom. www.edmodo.com
- Students have accounts and thus access anywhere, anytime! Students should make it a practice to refer to our site frequently throughout the week. My classroom computers are also available to technology and Internet access.