Reading Speed Formula
- Read a page. Time how long it takes in seconds (divide by 60) and, voilà, you now know how many minutes you take to read a page!
- Count your book's pages, multiple by your page/minute speed, divide by 60 again and, voilà, you now know how many hours you will take to read your book!
- Count how many days you have until you need to finish reading in order to give yourself time for the End of Unit Assessment (probably by Tuesday, January 29th) and so on and so forth!
I know that this seems like a ridiculous activity, but I am always surprised by how much more successful students are at reading, comprehending, and completing assignments when they know exactly how long it will take to complete the reading AND be able to finish all the tasks!
If you are interested in discovering how long you take to read literature of a variety of complexities, use the interactive calculator below.
- listing the title and author of your selected novel (remember, you can always change the book, but not the due date!),
- stating in a brief paragraph why you selected it,
- and completing this blog response by 11:59 pm on Monday, 1/14!
Step 3: Start reading!!! You will be posting updates and responding through this blog about your understanding, interesting thoughts, progress, etc. every Friday.
*I am expecting you to keep your selected novel with you at all times. This is the best way to finish your novel ahead of your own schedule. Whenever you have a free moment, you should take your book out to read a page or two. You will be surprised at how much reading you can accomplish if you always keep it at hand to read at these odd moments! As an incentive, I will randomly reward students I "catch" reading with treats. Don't be surprised if I pop into one of your classes to see if you have your book on your person!