“5-6 Pages” Every Subject, Every Night. (Part 1 of 2)

Part 1

Why is it wrong to expect our students to read?

Why is it wrong to expect our students to read the entire textbook? Not all at once of course, but 5 to 6 pages – every night?.. Would that be too much to ask of our children?

Why is it wrong to expect our students to study the 5 to 6 pages that they read – every night? Would it be wrong to assign homework questions over those 5 to 6 pages – every night?

Would it be wrong to give a daily quiz, covering the previous nights reading assignment? Would it be wrong to give this quiz, first thing every single class period?

After the quiz, would it be wrong to discuss the quiz questions/answers in class? What if the teacher then transitioned from this discussion to a lesson that re-explained or built upon the 5-6 pages that were assigned the night before? Every Friday, could the teacher give an exam that covered the 25-30 pages that were assigned during the week?

Would it be wrong for an entire school to make “5-6 Pages” the norm for every subject? Would this strategy challenge our students, consistently?

Would the expectation of reading and mastering 5-6 pages every night, for every subject, be too much too ask?

 

(Continued below in the following post.)

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