I saw a great visual on Pinterest regarding reading for 20 minutes each night. It came from the Perry & Lecompton Unified School District (click HERE to see the original.)
I added my own flair to the visual because I plan on adding it to the beginning of the students' planners next year. We all know that it's the fastest way to become a good reader, but there are always those kids (and parents!) who ignore the science and skip reading at night. I think I'll put this on the very first page of the planners in English and Spanish to help get the message across. I might even blow it up and put it in our bathrooms.
We'll see if it helps. If you want the PDF, click here! There's a color and black and white page. I also updated this to have English and Spanish pages as well! :)
If you want to see the original journal article, you can go HERE.
And here's the citation:
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.
P.S. Check out this cool graphic from OnlineUniversities.com- I think the flipped classrooms idea is interesting for high school teachers. Are there any class flippers out there?