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ERIC Number: ED147788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Test Report: Compressed Speech Tapes--An Effective Teaching Tool for Increasing Rate and Comprehension.
Berg, Jerry
Compressed speech tapes--recordings of a voice reading a selection at the normal rate of approximately 150 words per minute that are speeded up to as much as 400 words a minute--can be used successfully with students to provide practice in improving reading rate and comprehension. In a field test conducted with 23 high school juniors and seniors of average and above-average reading ability, students received a total of eight hours of instruction and practice in simultaneously listening to compressed speech tapes and reading the recorded passages. Analysis of the results of pretests and posttests indicated that class members improved significantly in both reading speed and reading comprehension. Students' written evaluations of the program were overwhelmingly favorable. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (10th, Denver, Colorado, March 31-April 2, 1977)