Midway Elementary School

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Message From Our Principal

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    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

    Turn Up the Volume!

    I want to share with you some information about the importance of having your child read outside of school. It is one of our goals this year to accelerate learning in the area of Reading. To accomplish this we need your help by increasing the volume of reading for your child outsideof school. I want to share this chart with you to illustrate the importance of having your child read each day.

     
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    In “one of the most extensive studies of independent reading yet conducted,” Anderson, Wilson, and Fielding (1988) traced reading growth to independent reading and reading volume. They found that the amount of time students spent in independent reading outside of school was the best predictor of reading achievement. This chart reveals the results of the study. Note the number of words students consume during independent reading—and the enormous differences in reading volume between higher- and lower-achieving students. Viewed across a year, we can immediately see the striking differences in reading achievement between high-volume readers, who read more than an hour outside of school, and those students who avoid reading.

    Keep in mind that children spend 900 hours a year in school versus 7,800 hours outside school (Trelease, 2013). Ideally, students are reading both in school and out. You have the power to make a difference to your child’s academic performance. Please encourage your child to read independently for 20-30 minutes each day.

    Dr. Carnahan

    SEPT. CALENDAR

    Sept. 23 - PTO Movie Night

    Hats Off for STEM ~ donate $1 and wear your favorite hat!

    Sept. 30 - Midway Spirit Day! Chick-fil-a Biscuits $3

    Looking Ahead......

    Oct. 3 - Blue Up against Bullying Day

    Oct. 6 & 7 - Parent / Teacher Conferences

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