What is an acceptable number of pages to expect a student to read and comprehend for a homework assignment in 5th grade Language Arts. I have a 48 page book on the life of Langston Hughes I am interested in developing a lesson/unit plan on and am curious as to what is a good number of pages to read a night. I was thinking of having the book finished in 3 days/night (with one day of in class out loud reading) and testing at the end of the week. If you haven't figured out...I am a student and not experienced in this stuff! HELP!