ERIC Number: ED199670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Increasing Reading Rates--Consideration of Physiological Limitations and Suggestions for Teaching.
This paper reviews some of the physiological characteristics of the reading act, including the structure of the eye and the limits and focusing area of eye fixations. It then outlines a four-part method for increasing reading rates of reading both easy and study-type materials, a method that can be used over 20 one-hour sessions with students who possess sufficient vocabulary and adequate comprehension. The conclusion of the paper stresses the importance of personal tempo as a factor in the variation of reading rates across individuals of equal intelligence and ability. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Reading Council of the International Reading Association (13th, Springfield, IL, March 12-14, 1981).