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Five Tips To Read Faster - EFL Magazine

Five Tips To Read Faster - EFL Magazine | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

BY NEIL MILLINGTON


Do you sometimes have learners who feel their reading speed is too slow? Would you like to help them to speed up? Well read on because here are some useful tips for improving reading speed.

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NEIL MILLINGTON suggests five top tips for faster reading and hopefully more enjoyment of reading. But before getting learners to practice these reading tips, it is important to choose the right kind of text. He would recommend carefully selecting a text for your class when they are starting to practice reading faster.

Read in chunks 
Don’t look back 
Concentrate 
Don’t jump in 
Relax when reading

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Maiki Tobon's curator insight, April 27, 2016 10:08 PM
some useful tips in order to help our students with their reading skills
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Online Audio Stories » Audio Stories|Online Audio Stories| Short Stories and Audio Books Online

Online Audio Stories » Audio Stories|Online Audio Stories| Short Stories and Audio Books Online | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

"Audio Stories; short stories and audio books online for kids. Children's books online and downloadable audio books for free." 

 

Selected, adapted and read by Abigail Rice, some of the poems run for less than a minute, while the longer stories go for 20 minutes or more.


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Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers

Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand."


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 1, 2014 12:08 PM

Reading on line...a good habit? Here to stay?

Helen Teague's curator insight, August 3, 2014 9:36 AM
Do students retain more information when they read from books rather than from digital devices? Does reading online present challenges due to distractions? Do students need to be taught skills to become better online readers?
Ruby Day's curator insight, August 3, 2014 5:21 PM

Studies show we are not reading as effectively online as we are with hard copies. This highlights the need for tools to help us read deeper online - e.g annotation type tools. This links to an interesting stuy of year 5 students using collaborative annotation software demonstrating higher performance than the control group's' paper based annotation.