Table 1. shows how reading books is by far the richest source of content for language and vocabulary aquisitiion. Table 3 shows how time spent reading per day is correlated with academic achievement. Students in the top 98 percent read the most words per day while lower ranked student read much less. From Cunningham, A. Stanovich, K. 2001, What Reading Does for the Mind, Journal of Direct Instruction, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 137-149.