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ERIC Number: EJ896435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
The Case for Slow Reading
Newkirk, Thomas
Educational Leadership, v67 n6 p6-11 Mar 2010
To truly comprehend and appreciate texts, we need to read more slowly. Schools should provide a counterbalance to our increasingly hectic digital environment, where so many of us read and write in abbreviated messages and through clicks of the mouse. To help students reclaim the acoustical properties of written language and appreciate the passages that inspire them, teachers can use a variety of strategies that promote slower, in-depth reading. Strategies include memorizing, reading aloud, attending to the beginnings of books and stories, rethinking time limits on reading tests, annotating pages, reading poetry, and savoring meaningful passages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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