Although I’m not always a big fan of the homework that is given to children, I am a HUGE supporter of the importance of reading at home. This study shows the impact of only 20 minutes of reading per day. It all adds up! (click image to see at a larger scale)
Also, courtesy of Kelly Gallagher’s work in the text Deeper Reading (2004), check out additional reasons by clicking the link below. Reading is ESSENTIAL!