Benefits Increased reading rate More comprehension Improved grammar Bigger vocabulary Better writing Higher test scores
Change Your Reading Habits 1.Do not pronounce each word as you read. 2.Do not move your lips while you read silently. 3.Do not follow the words in the text with your finger or a pencil while you read. 4.Do not translate into Arabic as you read in English.
Read Faster Read rapidly for four minutes Move eyes left to right Circle last word read Repeat process four times
Comprehension Underline the first sentence of paragraph Underline last sentence of paragraph
Ignore Unfamiliar Words Read questions first Scan for important nouns and verbs
Context Clues Read sentences near the sentence Answer is usually same part of speech Use word association Learn prefixes, suffixes, and roots Termites have eyes, hard body walls, and fully developed wings. A pair of reproductive termites founds the colony. When new reproductive termites develop, they leave to form another colony. a.establishes b.destroys c.controls d.guards
Test Strategies 1. “Scanning” questions 2. Pronoun reference questions 3. Vocabulary questions 4. Specific paragraph questions 5. General questions 6. True/false questions 7. Main idea questions 8. Best title questions
1.Read rapidly 2.Underline 3.Ignore unfamiliar words 4.Use contextual clues 5.Follow test-strategy plan