reading exercises
June 2018 by V. R. Duin


Buttons: Don't push the unknown.
Selectors: Give us choice.
Controls: Provide feedback.

Reading exercises online abound, thanks to the buttons, selectors and controls that merge machine language with human language for the benefit of everyone.

Buttons, selectors and controls provide a myriad of reading exercises. Social media are comprised largely of computerized forms with buttons and text areas. We push buttons to navigate from location to location. We fill text areas with content written in our human languages. Behind the scenes is complex machine language. If it were not for machines, many people would not be exposed to the myriad of writing and reading exercises they perform with search and communication functions across worldwide networks. Rewarding reading exercises add up to pleasurable, meaningful and useful reading experiences.

Machine translation expands our information base by offering reading exercises in diverse human languages, such as English, Spanish, French, German and Arabic. Machine language makes it much easier to find needed information than in the past. Search engines scour the Web, social media and blogs to decipher, index, translate and store information in huge databases. This information is offered for immediate retrieval in human language upon request by a search query. This request is in turn translated into machine language for further processing. Reciprocal learning experiences and awarenesses can develop through the diversity of online communications.

False news is under attack, which may make it easier to separate good information from the bad that is spread across the Web and through social media in both machine language and human language. An emphasis on better screening by humans and machines now is in place to ensure the accuracy of online information. However, this may place people without online access at a disadvantage when it comes to writing and reading exercises. Machines deliver and process a lot of information in human languages, while providing tremendous writing and reading exercises for people with online access. The global online network makes cross-country surveys and studies faster and easier, including those about reading rates.

Machine language further broadens our potential and improves our opportunities, without need for most of us to ever have to learn programming or markup languages. Buttons, selectors and controls built into information tech systems help to ensure navigation is running smoothly and user goals are being met. Technology frees us from mere operation, and allows us to perform advanced administrative and creative functions. It also alerts us to new possibilities that otherwise might evade us. All the while, we are unwittingly performing writing and reading exercises in human language, which likely are good for us. Reading rates strongly correlate with achievement.

Here are some free Online Practice Reading Tests for students in grades 1-8. These tests will help students prepare for tests in school. At ReadingRates.Org, we encourage reading for comprehension and success. These tests of reading progress help readers think about what they read for better understanding and organization of ideas extracted from written content.

Machine language speeds processing.

  • human language Reading Rates says:

    By pushing the right buttons, we can translate text from one human language to another and change from one machine code to another.

  • machine language Reading Rates says:

    Selectors use machine language to control what we see, how we see it, where we see it, and have taken code making and code breaking out of the military and into the civilian arena.

    • reading exercises onlineReading Rates says:

      Automatic spell checkers, thesauruses and grammar checkers help us improve the quality of writing and reading exercises online.