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ERIC Number: ED059853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Pages: 9
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Speeded Reading for the 70's.
Kump, Peter C.
Speed reading is an issue of how fast a person can comprehend rather than how fast he can read. Research and experience have shown that speed reading can be taught and that the need for the skill is tremendous. The first challenge of the 70's is to enlighten school administrators and parents to the important need of teaching speed reading skills. The key factors to success in teaching these skills are (1) a great deal of positive reinforcement at every step of learning, (2) a positive and reassuring attitude on the part of the teacher, and (3) the teacher's intellectual understanding of the skill and ability to perform the skill himself. To overcome the problem of maintaining the skill, visual reading should be taught in the seventh or eighth grade, and content teachers should know the new reading techniques so that they can encourage students to employ them in daily reading. Students should also be taught to evaluate reading materials so that time allotments can be made for flexible reading. The second challenge of the 70's is the need for more research on visual reading, on new methods of testing and measuring, and on more effective methods of teaching the skills. References are included. (AW)
National Reading Conference, Inc., Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 1971