The Art of Slow Reading

Six Time-honored Practices for Engagement


Author: Thomas Newkirk

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325037318

Category: Education

Page: 216

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"Tom Newkirk's call to appreciate the value of slow reading is both timely and important, especially in an era where skimming and click-and-go reading have become the norm for our students. Newkirk reminds us that our deepest reading pleasures are often found when we slow down and pay close attention, and this book clearly demonstrates how slow reading deepens the thinking of both teachers and students. A must-read for anyone concerned about the state of reading-you will enjoy reading The Art of Slow Reading slowly." -Kelly Gallagher, author of Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It "This beautiful and hugely important book overflows with advice and wisdom about reading-enjoying it, teaching it. Newkirk reminds us why words matter, that words on page or screen are not there just to be 'processed,' but to savor and enjoy, to help us think and see more clearly, to touch our hearts and help us touch the world." -Mike Rose, author of Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us (Read Mike Rose's blog) "If someone were to ask me who to read, what to read, and how to read it, I would say, without hesitating, they should read Tom Newkirk, read The Art of Slow Reading, and read it slowly, again and again. He is to reading and teaching, literacy and learning what Michael Pollan is to food and eating. Tom Newkirk gives us permission to take our time when we read, to remember why we read, and to take from that reading not just the nutrients and knowledge but the pleasure we sought to cultivate in our students-and ourselves-in the past." -Jim Burke, author of The English Teacher's Companion and What's the Big Idea? "This book challenges popular notions of reading-the idea that quick, extractive reading is the goal for students. I argue that traditional acts of 'slow reading'-memorization, performance, annotation, and elaboration-are essential for deep, pleasurable, thoughtful reading." -Thomas Newkirk This important book rests on a simple but powerful belief-that good readers practice the art of paying attention. Building on memoir, research, and many examples of classroom practice, Thomas Newkirk, recuperates six time-honored practices of reading-performance, memorization, centering, problem-finding, reading like a writer, and elaboration-to help readers engage in thoughtful, attentive reading. The Art of Slow Reading provides preservice and inservice teachers with concrete practices that for millennia have promoted real depth in reading. It will show how these practices enhance the reading of a variety of texts, from Fantastic Mr. Fox to The Great Gatsby to letters from the IRS. Just as slow reading is essential for real comprehension, it is also clearly crucial to the deep pleasure we take in reading-for the way we savor texts-and for the power of reading to change us. Tom's Washington Post article: Reading is not a race: The virtues of the 'slow reading' movement

Triple Your Reading Speed

4th Edition


Author: Wade E. Cutler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743475761

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 8852

A complete program of practice exercises designed to improve reading speed and comprehension includes tips on study habits and test-taking skills. Reprint.

How to Read Effectively and Efficiently


Author: G. C. Ahuja,Pramila Ahuja

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120717985

Category: Reading

Page: 168

View: 7015

""Provide useful insight into the principle of accurate reading ; Evaluates the characteristics of a good reader ; Offer handy tips to improve reading skills."--Cover.

Language Development and Learning to Read

The Scientific Study of how Language Development Affects Reading Skill


Author: Diane McGuinness

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262250405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 1776

Research on reading has tried, and failed, to account for wide disparities in reading skill even among children taught by the same method. Why do some children learn to read easily and quickly while others, in the same classroom and taught by the same teacher, don't learn to read at all? In Language Development and Learning to Read, Diane McGuinness examines scientific research that might explain these disparities. She focuses on reading predictors, analyzing the effect individual differences in specific perceptual, linguistic, and cognitive skills may have on a child's ability to read. Because of the serious methodological problems she finds in the existing research on reading, many of the studies McGuinness cites come from other fields--developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, and the speech and hearing sciences--and provide a new perspective on which language functions matter most for reading and academic success. McGuinness first examines the phonological development theory--the theory that phonological awareness follows a developmental path from words to syllables to phonemes--which has dominated reading research for thirty years, and finds that research evidence from other disciplines does not support the theory. McGuinness then looks at longitudinal studies on the development of general language function, and finds a "tantalizing connection" between core language functions and reading success. Finally, she analyzes mainstream reading research, which links reading ability to specific language skills, and the often flawed methodology used in these studies. McGuinness's analysis shows the urgent need for a shift in our thinking about how to achieve reading success.

Speed Reading: How to Read Faster


Author: Chan Hu Wang

Publisher: 9XH31WB

ISBN: 1533788693

Category: Study Aids

Page: N.A

View: 9727

Learn how to read the right way. Unlock the secrets of your mind that will allow you to get and process information faster and better than most people. Speed reading is a skill that allows you to enjoy the following perks: 1. Cover more written material by doubling or tripling the number of words that you can read in a minute 2. Become more attentive to information that is important 3. Minimize or eliminate distraction 4. Become more focused on any material for better comprehension and information retention Those who claim that they can speed-read say that they can read at a whopping rate of 1000 to 1700 words per minute, which means that they can read up to the next chapter almost three times faster than you could. Would you like to achieve the same results? When you neglect to read and achieve good reading habits, you will be stuck in the elementary level of reading that prevents you from getting the most out of any literature! It ́s about time you improved your reading skills! Let ́s take a look at the contents of this eBook: Chapter 1: Before You Speed Read, READ First Chapter 2: Is It Hard to Speed Read? Chapter 3: Why You Can’t Read Like a Speed Reader - Yet Chapter 4: Discovering What Works For You Chapter 5: Improving Eye Efficiency Chapter 6: Dealing with Voices Chapter 7: Getting the Point Fast So, are you ready to begin speed-reading? Become a better reader. Read more. Download your copy now!

Early Reading Instruction

What Science Really Tells Us about How to Teach Reading


Author: Diane McGuinness

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262263825

Category: Education

Page: 390

View: 928

Early Reading Instruction is a comprehensive analysis of the research evidence from early writing systems to computer models of reading. In this book, Diane McGuinness provides an innovative solution to the "reading war" -- the century-old debate over the efficacy of phonics (sound-based) versus whole-word (meaning- based) methods. She has developed a prototype -- a set of elements that are critical to the success of a reading method.McGuinness shows that all writing systems, without exception, are based on a sound unit in the language. This fact, and other findings by paleographers, provides a platform for the prototype. Other elements of the prototype are based on modern research. For example, observational studies in the classroom show that time spent on three activities strongly predicts reading success: learning phoneme/symbol correspondences, practice at blending and segmenting phonemes in words, and copying/writing words, phrases, and sentences. Most so-called literacy activities have no effect, and some, like sight word memorization, have a strongly negative effect.The National Reading Panel (2000) summarized the research on reading methods after screening out thousands of studies that failed to meet minimum scientific standards. In an in-depth analysis of this evidence, McGuinness shows that the most successful methods (children reading a year or more above age norms) include all the elements in the prototype. Finally, she argues, because phonics-type methods are consistently shown to be superior to whole-word methods in studies dating back to the 1960s, it makes no sense to continue this line of research. The most urgent question for future research is how to get the most effective phonics programs into the classroom.

How to Read

A Drill Book for the Cultivation of the Speaking Voice, and for Correct and Expressive Reading : Adapted for the Use of Schools, and for Private Instruction ... : Authorized by the Minister of Education


Author: Richard Lewis

Publisher: N.A


Category: Elocution

Page: 183

View: 7951

How To Read Nietzsche


Author: Keith Ansell-Pearson

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 178378072X

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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'My humanity is a constant self-overcoming' Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche's thinking revolves around a new and striking concept of humanity - a humanity which has come to terms with the death of God and practises the art and science of living well, free of the need for metaphysical certainties and moral absolutes. How, then, are we to live? And what do we love? Keith Ansell-Pearson introduces the reader to Nietzsche's distinctive philosophical style and to the development of his thought. Through a series of close readings of Nietzsche's aphorisms he illuminates some ofhis best-known but often ill-understood ideas, including eternal recurrence and the superman, the death of God and the will to power, and brings to light the challenging nature of Nietzsche's thinking on key topics such as beauty, truth and memory. Extracts are taken from a range of Nietzsche's work, including Human, All Too Human, The Gay Science, Thus Spoke Zarathustra and On the Genealogy of Morality.

Simply Read!

Helping Others Learn to Read


Author: Vera Goodman,Davies, Terry E. (Terry Elizabeth)

Publisher: Vera Goodman

ISBN: 9780969993841

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 76

View: 7671

A simple, common sense approach that greatly simplifies learning to read for parents helping beginning readers as well as for those who serve as reading coaches to older students and adults as well. These proven techniques have helped thousands of struggling readers learn quickly and with comprehension. Parents and teachers confirm this book is an invaluable resource both at school and at home. A must-have book for parents of pre-schoolers and young children.

How to Teach Reading to the Net Generation Children: How to Teach Reading for Those who Do Not Want to Read


Author: Viktors Vrublevskis

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 395489226X

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 4606

The present research consists of 45 pages, 4 chapters, 5 subchapters, 6 tables, 6 figures and 6 appendices. The author of the paper has analysed different kinds of literature, such as scientific research and publications, scientific and course books referred to the teaching reading methods and the best approaches. In his practical part of this research the author has tried to implement the most effective methods and approaches into practise. All the author’s successes and failures are described, analysed and taken into consideration in this research. The author of the paper has chosen teaching reading topic because he discovered evident contradiction between a comparatively great number of English lessons: qualitative course books on one hand, and apparently poor reading skills on the other hand in elementary school. The main, positive conclusion of the research is that variations of teaching methods considerably improve reading skills, but this regularity does not always apply to the children that are having different psychological problems like shyness, diffidence, fear. At the same time a poor ability to make conclusion and poor vocabulary is the main cause of weak language comprehension and lacking reading skills.