You can help him read more quickly...and still remember what he’s read. Here are some tips:
Preview. Before he reads anything, have him take a few minutes to think about what he’s going to read. Have him look at the title, any subheadings, and any words in bold type. Have him skim the first and last paragraphs. Then have him tell you what he’ll be reading about.
Don’t let his eyes wander. Help your child train his eyes to move more quickly. Have him move a 3-by-5 card below the lines of text to guide his eyes down the page.
Practice. Spend 15 minutes a day working on reading speed. Choose something easy and interesting for him to read. Ask him to read a little faster than he usually would. Keep track of how many words he can read in that time. Try to build speed each day.
Have his eyes checked. Often, very slow reading is the result of eye problems that have never been corrected.
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