WHY READING RATES MATTER
HOW TO IMPROVE READING RATES
Reading programs measure such reading rates as how much we are reading, how quickly we are reading, and our preferences as to genre, target age and subject classification. Reading rates show people are reading fewer books. Without reading practice, children fail to become reading adults. Articles in this website discuss reading programs designed to make reading fun and raise reading rates. As reading rates grow, knowledge, comprehension, logic, language skill and opportunities follow.
As reading rates drop, we can't sit and watch. With reading practice at home, we can make this trend stop. Schools teach age-based skills. It is at home that we can allow children to learn to read and acquire new words, concepts and reading skills at their own speed. Monthly articles on this website discuss the biased selection of books in schools, the high volume of non-book items at Book Fair and tips for a diverse library of creative reading materials to encourage reading practice at home.
MAKE READING FUN.
When we make reading fun, kids want to do it, and our job is done. As reading rates rise, critical analysis is awakened. We gain a greater understanding of our potential and of any obstacles we must overcome. Unfortunately, only about one-half of students in the United States now read at their age-based level. The monthly articles on this website discuss reading practice and reading programs that make reading fun and raise reading rates. Reading enables learning.
- RHYMING HELPS READING December 2017
- DIGITAL READING TOOLS November 2017
- ACTION VIDEO CHALLENGE October 2017
- READING HELPS WRITING September 2017
- GOVERNMENT BARRIERS August 2017
- READING PROBLEMS July 2017
- READING EXERCISES June 2017
- SPEED READING May 2017
- PAY READING FORWARD April 2017
- READING MENTORING March 2017
- WEB READING February 2017
- AUTISM AND ADHD January 2017
Reading is important to tech.
To counteract the distractions of sound that accompany some reading videos, V. R. Duin initially made silent reading animations for children. We learned that sound is important to the tech experience. It has been added to her videos. Reading is also important to learning and understanding technology in the Digital Age. The words to this video are: Those who think tech is cool really should stay in school. Our world has a need for folks who can read. This text does not form part of any V. R. Duin book. (39 seconds)