How to Teach High School Power Reading

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Teaching high school power reading can help raise students' reading rate by learning to group words and phrases together to read them more efficiently. Teach power reading to high school students, which can help in all subjects, with advice from a former classroom instructor in this free video on teaching.

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Hi, I'm Laura from and I'd like to talk about how to teach high school power reading. Power reading is a way to make your reading rate improve your rate and also your efficiency, or your comprehension in reading. And it's related to the way that you learn words. When you're first learning to read you learn some words by sight as opposed to phonetic... reading them phonetically. So you were reading them by recognizing the shape of the word. And in power reading you do the same thing, but you might group phrases together, so something like 'under the bed', or 'across the street', or 'at the mall' becomes a chunk that you read all at once as opposed to each word. And this technique can help you with your speed, but you need to practice. So what you want to do is start practicing, looking at words and recognizing them without saying them in your head, and, move your eyes quickly across the page. So you'll begin to be able to take in a lot of words without slowing yourself down by saying it in your head. And just keep reminding yourself to use this technique, 'cause you may find yourself slipping back to a different...the slower way of reading. So, continue that method practice that method and you should become a much faster reader.


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