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Paul Sparks, Sino-Canadian International College, Guangxi University, Online English Lesson Plans, Lesson Material and Ideas for Reading Lessons...



Reading: Methods to improve Reading Rate

Lesson Objectives:
To increase the speed of reading using various methods. 

Reading Rate:
Try to read about 150 words per minute, use the following methods to increase the speed of reading:

  • Preview: Read the first two paragraphs in full then the first sentence of the remaining paragraphs then the last two paragraphs fully.

  • Skimming: Skim the article by looking quickly at the text, reading only some words on each line.

  • Cluster: Read groups of three or four words from each line.









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