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Spreeder - 7-Speed-Reading

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7 to 12
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Learn to read at a faster pace with much better reading comprehension using Spreeder, a free online speed reading service. This method trains you to achieve results, using passages...more
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Learn to read at a faster pace with much better reading comprehension using Spreeder, a free online speed reading service. This method trains you to achieve results, using passages of your choice. Simply load (or copy and paste) the text, and Spreeder will pace through it at a speed appropriate for you. You can adjust your speed as your reading comprehension increases. There have been several costly speed reading programs introduced in the past; however, comprehension has often been sacrificed. Spreeder starts with finding the your base rate for reading with full comprehension and gradually allows settings to be changed to increase the words per minute that maintain high comprehension. There is also a feature to increase "chunk" size, an effective strategy used in reading instruction.
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In this era of high-stakes testing, it is imperative that students be able to read and comprehend at an expected rate in order to complete the tasks within the designated time. Think about the implications for improving state test scores and PSAT or SAT college entrance exams! Demonstrate Spreeder on your classroom projector or interactive whiteboard by copying and pasting practice passages from your state's Department of Education link to state testing. Link to SAT practice sites such as College Board SAT Preparation Center (reviewed here) or Test Prep Review (reviewed here). Provide opportunities for students to try it on individual classroom computers. Provide a direct link to Spreeder from your classroom web page or wiki. This will enable motivated students to take charge of increasing their own reading speed, or you may want to incorporate it with homework assignments and make parents aware of it.

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