• The Million Word Reading Challenge

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    “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 Parents,

     This year at Enterprise Learning Academy, we are participating in the 2017-2018 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!