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Classroom Context: Reading for Fun


As part of the 2009 reading assessment, fourth- and eighth-graders were asked about the amount of time they spent reading for fun. The full text of the question, corresponding percentages, and average scores of students who responded in each category are below.

How often do you read for fun on your own time?

A. Never or hardly ever
B. Once or twice a month
C. Once or twice a week
D. Almost every day

Grade 4
Grade 8

Fourth-graders in large city schools who read for fun on their own time almost every day (216) scored higher than those who read for fun less frequently (201, 202, and 211 respectively).

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