Should students slow down when they read?

01/30/2012 | Washington Post, The

While many students are tested in reading fluency with a focus on speed, they likely would benefit from taking their time with text, suggests Thomas Newkirk, an English professor and author. He writes in this blog post that he has joined the slow reading movement, in which the focus is on reading for understanding and committing the words to memory -- a method he says will help students take on more challenging material.

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