Student A reads 20 minutes/five nights/every week.
Student B reads only 4 minutes a night (or not al all).
Step 1: Multiply minutes per night 5 times each week.
Student A reads 20 X 5 = 100 minutes.
Student B reads 4 X 5=20 minutes.
Step 2: Multiply minutes per week times 4 weeks per month.
Student A reads 400 minutes/month.
Student B reads 80 minutes/month.
Step 3: Multiply minutes per month times 9 school months/year.
Student A reads 3600 minutes/school year.
Student B reads 720 minutes/school year.
Student A practices reading the equivalent of 10 whole school days each year.
Student B gets the equivalent of only 2 school days of reading practice.
By the end of sixth grade, if Student A and Student B maintain these same reading habits:
Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days.
Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 school days.