Saturday, February 4, 2012

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Reading Speed: Chunking

I wanted to introduce the concept of "chunking" as a way of increasing reading speed. I wanted to show my students now NOT to read--word by word, individually, and how TO read--in chunks. So, I made this powerpoint presentation. I rapidly moved through the slideshow, demonstrating that if you look at each word individually, it will take a long time. Check it out.

I followed this up by giving them some articles and having them divide it up into "chunks" and then try to read it. Now we just need to keep practicing.