Steck Stars Million Word Readers

Throughout the school year, students are encouraged to read at least one million words OUTSIDE of school. This Denver Public School campaign supports the following literacy goals:


1) To help students develop the habits of good readers.


2) To create excitement about reading, everyday.


3) To support students in becoming more proficient readers.


One million words is equivalent to reading 25 third-grade-level (approx. 125 pages) chapter books during the school year. This is about three books per month. Nonfiction books are also acceptable choices.